Ayurveda (‘ayur,’ meaning life and ‘veda’ meaning knowledge) is a traditional healing system. Thousands years ago, India metaphysicians created Ayurvedic Foot Reflexology to replace the natural health and healing activity, which was becoming less viable.
Ayurvedic Reflexology maintains foot health, stimulates blood and lymphatic movement, delivers nutrients to tissues, warms and relaxes muscles, regulates energy (Prana) and calms body and mind.
Ayurvedic Reflexology differs from other forms of reflexology you may have experienced. Instead of working on dry feet, Ayurvedic Reflexology uses oils specifically selected according to the dosha(s) out of balance at the time of treatment. Such base oils include: sesame, coconut, mustard and ghee. Other essential oils may be included—holy basil, cardamon, cedar wood, cinnamon, fennel, frankincense, ginger, lime, patchouli, rose, sandalwood and vetiver. Special attention is paid to toes, as Prana is believed to be stored in joints.
Another unique component of Ayurvedic Reflexology is the use of a small metal ‘kansa’ bowl. The bowl is oiled and rubbed on the soles of the feet, producing a mild heat which balances foot and body temperature, and also draws out toxins. Following this, the five Marma points are addressed. Marma points are the acupuncture points in the feet and are worked with the fingertips to release Prana and restore energetic flow.