Company Information and Mission Statement
Mission: It is our mission to consult, train and to design indoor and outdoor foot reflexology paths of health to achieve your corporate, business, community and personal wellness goals. We work with your teams of architects, landscapers and contractors.
History: Paths of Health began in 2002 and has grown thanks to 3 medical students studying Chinese Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University (www.bastyr.edu) where they project managed, designed and trained the community to welcome the first foot reflexology path in the U.S. They also designed indoor foot mats to educate the general public and wellness professionals about the benefits of foot reflexology paths. These mats can be easily transported (see 'store' page).
Expertise and Research: The Paths of Health team are experts in path design, and reflexology therapeutics and education. (Please visit our book under 'store' which details the 7 year journey to investigate the top reflexology paths in Asia and Europe.) In the U.S., we have worked with Universities, public parks, corporations and private individuals. We are committed to invest our expertise in your personal and or community wellness goals.
Elizabeth Marazita, DAOM
Michael Spano, MSAOM
Paul Raish, ND
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What is Reflexology?
THEORY OF REFLEXOLOGY
Feet are understood to serve as mini-maps of the human body. The neurological theory behind reflexology states that reflex areas in the hands and feet correspond to all the glands, organs and musculoskeletal systems in the human body.
Wearing shoes all day as we go about our daily lives which can include a sedentary job or lifestyle, stress, illness, lack of hydration and inactivity can cause muscle tissue to weaken, and blood flow to stagnate. This blood stagnation culminates in waste matter collecting in the feet.
Scientific Benefits: Walking reflexology foot paths have been shown to lower blood pressure and to improve balance.
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The Dao of Reflexology Foothpaths: a Global Self-Care Tradition, by Dr. Elizabeth Marazita and Michael Spano, takes the reader on a global journey to eleven countries in Asia, Europe and in North America where the self-care tradition of walking foot reflexology paths is practiced and growing in public parks, community and retirement centers, corporate offices, schools, and Universities. Recommendations are given on how to build your own path or how to contact companies near you to commission path construction. Price: $18.00 / 166 pages
To purchase a copy, click here.