About Reflexology

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a complimentary, holistic therapy with origins dating back over 3000 years to ancient Egypt, China, and India. Today Reflexology combines ancient and modern techniques. Using their hands, the Reflexologist applies pressure on your feet, hands, or ears, focusing on precise reflex points that correspond to every organ, gland, and anatomical system in your body. The reflexology charts (below) outline how the reflex points are mapped on the feet and hands. The goal of reflexology is to stimulate normalizing physiological changes in your body in a focused, efficient, and non-invasive way. Reflexology is safe and appropriate for all ages, from infants to seniors.

There are many theories of exactly how Reflexology works, but it is known to assist in normalizing the body through increasing circulation and impacting the nervous system, with over 7000 nerve endings located in each foot.

In contrast to a basic foot massage or full body massage, Reflexology is a precise pressure technique used to access specific points on the foot, hand, or ears, which represent a detailed microcosm of your entire body.

You are a unique person. That is why Kathryn customizes your session to your unique needs using her extensive reflexology knowledge and experience to give you the very best value and benefits for your time at FootPrinz Reflexology.

Your Reflexology Session: What You Can Expect

  • A Reflexology session includes lying fully clothed on a massage table with only your footwear removed, making reflexology a comfortable treatment for all age groups.

  • You stay in the one position, face up, and do not have to ‘turn over’ mid-session as you would in a massage therapy session.

  • Most people report Reflexology as a very relaxing experience.

  • Kathryn will apply firm pressure to your feet, hands, or ears as she carefully addresses each specific reflex point.

  • Be confident knowing your feet are in the hands of an experienced and Nationally Certified Reflexologist.

Reported Benefits of Reflexology

  • Increases circulation

  • Improves lymphatic drainage within the immune system, which assists in promoting detoxification

  • Reduces tension, stress, and anxiety

  • Improves body function

  • Pain reduction and pain management

  • Supports overall health and well-being

  • A powerful antidote to stress, which is attributed to a major role in over 80% of all diseases.

Interactive reflexology foot and hand reflexology maps

From Reflexology and Hand Reflexology, by Barbara and Kevin Kunz.

Our (massage therapy) session was amazing. Kathryn, the work that you are doing is superior. I truly felt refreshed. Something shifted within me after our session, as if something has been unblocked, released. I'm sure others that you have worked on have had the same kind of experience. I haven't stopped talking about it.

Edith, Registered Nurse

Thanks to Kathryn's wonderful mastery of reflexology, my chemotherapy induced foot neuropathy finds relief. It truly works. Sensation and comfort have been restored through her command of foot reflexology.

H. L., retiree

Always a rejuvenating experience. As one who is on my feet a lot at work and recreationally, I need someone who is knowledgeable and competent in helping me care for them. Kathryn is also interested in my well-being as a person and addresses this during our sessions together. She is the consummate professional.

Ken, Medical Doctor and runner

Combine compassion and a peaceful, kind, soothing spirit with knowledge, experience, and amazing talent, and you have Kathryn. Dealing with chronic back pain over the last couple of years has made it challenging to meet the demands of my business and personal life, or enjoy all of the experiences along the way. Working with Kathryn has helped me to manage my pain and all of the stresses and tensions that result from it. I am in a much better place with Kathryn as part of my self-care plan!

Patricia, Businesswoman

The reason I’d see Kathryn Prinz for either a massage or reflexology session is because she is one of the best in the business. She is very knowledgeable and does everything with a caring heart. She is always concerned about the well-being of her clients and wants to help in any way she can.

Lynn, University educator

Kathryn's knowledgeable touch and extraordinary gentleness guided me through six months of chemotherapy, allowing me to accept my body and release my fears during each of our sessions. Her exceptional kindness, which flows from her heart into her hands, makes FootPrinz a very safe place to connect and process, and ultimately to heal. Now that chemotherapy is over, my sessions with Kathryn continue because she is helping me to change how I physically deal with stress and my body.

H., Attorney

As a Physical Therapist, I know the importance and value of self-care. Through regularly scheduled massage therapy sessions with Kathryn, taut muscles are balanced, relieved, and relaxed. Not only do I feel better generally, but I’m also better able to continue meeting the physical demands of my work.

Joe, Physical Therapist

Kathryn, thank you so much for the reflexology session! It was more than wonderful. You are a very talented reflexologist and I enjoyed every minute. I felt so good afterward, very relaxed. I would certainly recommend you to anyone.

Chris, Human Resources Administrator