All Levels or Gentle – This class is designed to support spinal health, relieve back/neck pain and sciatica, calm the nervous system and relax the mind. This class will improve flexibility of the hips and shoulders, which will decrease demands on the back and allow the spine to rotate properly, as well as strengthen the muscle groups that support the spine. The stretching postures will help to increase blood flow to the tissues that support the spine, improving the health of the intervertebral discs and muscles along the spine. This class will also help improve posture and proper alignment of the vertebrae, reducing undue stress on the back. Modifications will be provided throughout the practice, making this class suitable for students of all levels.
A reflexologist applies pressure to specific points on a person’s foot in order to relieve pain and discomfort in many parts of the body, including the back. Back/neck pain, caused by a physical imbalance like an injury, or psychological/emotional imbalance like stress or anxiety, can be treated using reflexology. Reflexologists use a foot map that charts the location of reflex points associated with various parts of the body where pain or tension can occur and apply pressure to specific reflex points using their hand or another instrument. Reflexology is a treatment that can work on its own to treat pain or in conjunction with other methods of treatment.