What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a holistic therapy which means that the body is treated as a whole. Reflexology is a method for seeking to activate the natural internal healing powers of the body by applying a specific type of steady, even pressure to reflex points on the feet, using thumbs, fingers and knuckles. These reflex points correspond to all the major organs, glands and parts of the body. The underlying principle is that these reflex points can be worked to promote healing and good health.
It is a simple, safe, non-invasive treatment and is thought to help correct imbalances throughout the body.
Benefits of Reflexology
The benefits of Reflexology are numerous.
- Encourages relaxation
- Relieves tension, anxiety and stress
- Aids sleep
- Improves mood
- Promotes a sense of health and general well-being
Reflexology is used by people for a variety of reasons. Some use it alongside conventional medical care, to help them manage or cope with a specific physical, mental or emotional problem. Others use it as a means of relaxation, or to help maintain good health and a sense of general well-being.
Reflexology is often used alongside conventional care in hospices, hospitals, and other health care settings.
The negative effect of stress on health is well known. It is important for your overall well-being to take time out and switch-off. Reflexology can help to relieve stress, anxiety and tension.
Give yourself time to restore and rebalance your mind, body and soul.
The History of Reflexology
Reflexology has been used throughout time to relax and promote good health. Ancient texts including Egyptian, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian make reference to the working of the feet. The oldest historical evidence of this therapy comes from a hieroglyph in a tomb in Egypt, which has been dated to 2330BC!
Many of these ancient techniques have been developed into a modern scientific method that is now known as Reflexology. Both the ancient and modern techniques both have the fundamental principle that energy zones run throughout the body, that reflex areas of the feet correspond to all the major organs, glands and parts of the body, and that these zones and reflex areas can be worked to promote healing and good health.
Is Reflexology Right For You?
Reflexology is not a foot massage, it does not diagnose diseases and it is not a medical treatment. In fact, there are certain medical conditions that may restrict or prevent a Reflexology treatment or your doctor’s permission may be required before treatments can commence.
Before having your first Reflexology treatment, I will undertake a consultation with you, which takes about 15 minutes, to establish whether a full or restricted treatment can be given, and to inform you of what you can expect during and after treatment.
Reflexology should not be used in place of conventional medical care. Always consult your GP or other health care professional for medical attention and advice.
Pricing and What to Expect
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