Reflexes allow the body to respond to stimuli without thinking, such as the gag reflex, the patellar reflex, and the Spinal Tap reflex, which causes uncontrollable headbanging. Soothe neural knee jerks with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a 30-minute reflexology foot massage from Wendy at Reflexology Rocks at the Albany Avenue (a $55 value). Call for reservations: the calendar is often booked a month in advance.
In a reflexology treatment, reflexologists apply gentle pressure to weary feet, stimulating nerves and allowing positive vibes to ride neural highways throughout the body. Wendy, a past president of the Connecticut Holistic Health Association, has practiced a host of holistic arts since 1988. Inside Reflexology Rocks, Wendy’s skillful digits dissipate stress and melt muscle tension through the purposeful pressure of holistic massage. Guests can chat with her as she reanimates tired tootsies, or they can lie back and drift into drowsy, pleasant dreams about blissful, pain-free kicking. In addition to draining tension from the body's stress reservoir, reflexology can confer a bevy of health benefits applicable to a long list of conditions.
Though reviews on the business are still growing, customer testimonials rave about Reflexology Rocks on the company's website:
Reflexology Rocks’ Wendy Girl knows exactly which buttons to push. Skilled in a range of practices—from hand and foot therapy to kinesiology—the well-rounded holistic healer swaddles aching feet in organic foot creams, as she applies gentle pressure to specific nerve endings. The massage technique can stir relaxation and relief throughout the body, while also promoting internal well-being. Aside from treating feet, Wendy also works her magic on visages with face-reflexology sessions that relieve muscles sore from smiling at cardboard kitten cutouts for days on end.