Foot Solutions of Estero is about so much more than just shoes. We want to help you feel good from head to toe! (Starting with your toes, of course!) Our footwear is designed to, not only make your feet as comfortable and pain free as possible, but also alleviate joint pain and back pain. Now, we’re providing you with another way to keep your feet feeling good, and extend the benefits to all parts of your body.
You can now enjoy “Reflexology”, administered by a Certified Licensed Reflexologist at our Foot Solutions Estero store!
What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the feet. It promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and encourages overall healing. Reflexology is often used to to help with:
- Stress and stress-related conditions
- Tension headaches
- Digestive disorders
- Hormonal imbalances
- Sports injuries
- Menstrual disorders, such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Digestive problems, such as constipation
- Back pain
The theory behind reflexology is that there are “reflex” areas on the feet and hands that correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body. For example:
- The tips of the toes reflect the head
- The ball of the foot reflects the heart and chest
- The arch of the foot reflects the liver, pancreas and kidney
- Towards the heel are the lower back and intestines
Does it hurt? Does it Tickle?
Most people find reflexology to be very relaxing. If you’re ticklish, don’t worry. The reflexologist applies firm pressure to your feet, so it does not usually tickle.
Reflexology shouldn’t be painful, however some areas may be tender or sore. Make sure you tell the reflexologist if you feel discomfort, and she will work within your comfort zone.
About our Reflexologist at Foot Solutions Estero
Our reflexologist at Foot Solutions of Estero is Diane Ward. Diane has been practicing reflexology since 1989. She recently located to the west coast of Florida, from the Miami/Ft.lauderdale area. Prior to her time on the East coast of Florida, Diane lived and worked in Manhatten for many years, practicing reflexology, along with other wellness therapies. Although she is now a full time resident of Southwest Florida, Diane continues to commute monthly to see clients in New York City, Westchester, and the New jersey area.
Diane draws much of her experience from her diverse background. She worked for TWA airlines for 20 years and spent a lot of time in various countries. During this time, she had the opportunity to get an up close and personal look at how others lived and cared for themselves. She had her first introduction to reflexology in a small resort town of Mijas Spain, where she lived for a year. During this time, she took lessons from the European therapists that worked at the 5-star Mijas hotel, which was next to her apartment. When she returned to live in New York, she studied with the Institute of Reflexology and received her Certification. Diane continued working with one of the leading reflexologist for many years. In 1989, they opened one of the first day spas to offer wellness therapies.
Diane now brings her expertise in the field of reflexology to you at Foot Solutions of Estero! For more information, or to make an appointment, call (239)495-8911 or email [email protected]