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The Benefits of Reflexology

Ken Brown is a board-certified licensed massage therapist and Level 3 Reiki Master with more than a decade of experience. He is certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

The science of reflexology is based on the concept that the soles of our feet and the palms of our hands are like maps to our bodies. Pressure applied to reflex points in these areas correspond to different parts of the body. Practiced since the age of the pharaohs, this popular holistic healing technique can help ease pain, reestablish energy flow, improve circulation and relieve stress or blockages.

Therapists at Inova Medical Spa receive in-house training on reflexology, but they are not certified reflexologists. Certified reflexologists have completed 200+ hours of training and passed an exam given by an organization that oversees reflexology training. Inova’s therapists perform a standardized relaxation reflexology protocol, but do not perform treatment-based reflexology for specific conditions or ailments.

Keep in mind, reflexology is never a substitute for medical treatment. Reflexologists – whether certified or not – cannot diagnose any specific disease or disorder. But reflexology does offer relaxation, stress relief and other health-affirming properties. Click here to learn more about reflexology services and all of the massage and energy balancing therapies offered at Inova Medical Spa.

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