Reflexology is pressure massage to the feet or hands in order to stimulate the reflex points and bring about a balance of the ten bodily systems.
- Reduces stress, tension, depression. anxiety
- Brings about deep relaxation
- Strengthens immune system
- Revitalises the energy system of the body
- Promotes optimum health and well-being
- Encourages blood and lymph flow
- Clears toxins and helps to remove waste
- Facilitates healthy bowel movements
- Helps relieve pain
- Stimulates nerve endings
- Promotes healing after operations
- Encourages the innate self-healing mechanism of the body
Reflexology may help with:
- Migrain and headaches
- Post natal depression
- Back, shoulder and neck pain
- Mood swings
- Hormonal imbalances
- Digestive disorders (constipation,
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Breathing conditions (asthma, sinusitis)
This therapy helps the systems of the body to work together
in harmony and unison and thus creating a feeling of well-being and optimum health. The human body is completely reflected in the feet in a three-dimensional form, a point on the foot which relates to an area of the body is called a reflex.
Thousands of nerve endings can be found in the feet.
By applying pressure with the hands to the reflex areas of the feet the reflexologist can locate blockages and imbalances of the reflexes and zone pathways which, through treatment can be corrected, thus restoring the flow of the bodies natural healing energies and aiding a return to optimum health. Reflexology treatment is safe, it is a non invasive, complementary therapy. It is a therapy that helps to release a client’s own healing potential.
History of Reflexology
Whilst the art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, this therapy was not introduced to the West until Dr William Fitzgerald developed ‘Zone therapy’. He believed that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone. In the 1930’s Eunice Ingham further developed this zone therapy method into what is known as reflexology. Her opinion was that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body.