How is Reflexology Different From Massage?

At Acu-Na Wellness Center, we offer a wide variety of services in order to promote holistic healing in our clients, including massage and a similar but separate service called reflexology. Many people falsely believe that reflexology is the same thing as massage. While both practices are beneficial for bodily rejuvenation and are completed using manual manipulation, they are performed differently and serve somewhat separate purposes. Keep reading to learn how these services work together at our wellness center to help our clients discover optimal health and wellness.

What is massage?

Massage therapy has many modalities, but the general focus is on the manual manipulation of the body’s soft tissues, that is the muscles, connective tissues, ligaments, and tendons. By rubbing, kneading, mobilizing, stretching, and applying pressure to particular areas in the body, therapists are able to relax knotted muscles, reduce stress, and promote deep relaxation. Massage is useful in the treatment and prevention of movement-related injuries, can relieve soreness, and can even improve the health of a newborn if the mother received massages while pregnant. At Acu-Na Wellness Center, we offer a wide variety of massage services, including our Acu-Na Signature Wellness Massage, which also incorporates reflexology.

What is reflexology?

People worldwide utilize reflexology to help treat a wide variety of conditions, including anxiety, headaches, sinusitis, diabetes, and even cancer. Similar to massage and other bodywork, reflexology utilizes pressure and manual manipulation to improve bodily functioning, but reflexology works by releasing blockages of energy throughout the body. By applying pressure to particular reflex points in the client’s hands, feet, and head, reflexology allows energy pathways to open, which then allows the body to detoxify, repair, and destress. At Acu-Na, we use reflexology to help our clients reach their full potentials regarding overall health and wellness.

Give our signature wellness massage a try.

Visit our wellness center in Hendersonville for the Acu-Na Signature Wellness Massage to discover how this expert combination of acupressure, Tui Na Massage, and reflexology can help you defeat your stress, chronic pain, or other condition and boost your immune system. You may also decide to give one of our other massage services a try. Our available massage services range from traditional to exotic, and we’ll ensure to provide you with the ideal service for you.

Visit our booking page to schedule a massage at Acu-Na Wellness Center today. Under “Choose Services,” select “Massage Therapy,” and then select your preferred massage service.