Reflexology and acupressure are time-honoured methods of alleviating stress, as is the ancient art of crafting origami swans out of midterm exams. Ace relaxation with today’s Groupon to Community Health. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get one reflexology or acupressure treatment for pain (up to a $60 value).
- For $50, you get two reflexology or acupressure treatments for pain (up to a $120 value).<p>
Helmed by George J. Hatch—who serves as chair of the Reflexology Registration Council of Ontario—Community Health helps clients overcome pain such as headaches, backaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Reflexology and acupressure regimens begin at an initial consultation, during which the healer finds the source of each patient’s aches. During each reflexology session, the therapist stimulates reflex points on the head, hands, and feet believed to correspond to other areas of the body, proving that the toe bone is very much connected to the neck bone. By stimulating these points, reflexologists strive to strengthen energy pathways that may boost circulation and help the body heal. Similarly, acupressure applies an ancient East Asian form of therapy comprising gentle pressing and casting shadow puppets on specific corporeal points. The pressure is believed to balance bodily energies, in turn dissipating pain and stimulating the body’s ability to heal itself. In addition to easing pain, Community Health claims reflexology and acupressure can also enhance immune function.
Registered reflexology practitioner George Hatch strives to alleviate aches and pains by stimulating specific points on the body with acupressure and reflexology treatments. He focuses on reflex points on the feet, stimulating them in order to improve the body’s blood and energy circulation. This helps the body heal itself and allows it to battle diverse maladies including poor circulation, cirrhosis, and sciatica. According to client testimonials, he has helped beat carpal tunnel syndrome, eliminate migraines, and loosen necks stiff from playing computer games while hanging upside down.