Jennifer’s passion for healing arts began at an early age by exploring body and energy work for personal healing. However, it was not until a health crisis in 2011 that she began to turn her passion into action. While living in San Francisco, she began her studies at the Chi Nei Tsang Institute in Berkeley and continued her education in body therapy with The Rising Lotus Qigong after moving to Atlanta in 2012. Jennifer obtained her Reiki certification in the Usui tradition at WellSpring Rejuvenation in Atlanta and later graduated from the Heal Center as an Aromatic Reflexologist. Jennifer loves sharing her talents and knowledge of the human body with her clients and truly cares about each individual’s health and wellbeing. In addition to her wellness practice, she works as a wellness coordinator in the chiropractic field, teaches dance to all ages, and celebrates her life through creativity and health.
Reflexology, although often combined with massage, is technically not a form of massage. It's a separate practice that applies pressure to reflex zones on your feet, hands or outer ears to affect your entire body.
What's a reflex zone? Simply, it's an area connected to other parts of your body. You have reflex zones on your feet, hands and ears. The basic theory underlying applying pressure to reflex zones is that the pressure affects the nerves, which then carry signals to other parts of your body. Reported benefits include relaxation and improved lymphatic drainage and blood circulation. These benefits help relieve the effects of stress, which in turn helps your body find balance and heal itself.
How does that differ from massage? Many of the benefits are the same. However, massage is the manipulation of soft tissue, while applying pressure to reflex zones isn't an attempt to manipulate soft tissue. Also, reflexologists who aren't also massage therapist are limited to touching your feet, hands and ears.
This is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.