What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. Reflexology is a unique method of using the thumb and fingers on these reflex areas.Reflexology includes, but is not limited to:
relieve stress and tension; improve blood supply and promote the unblocking of nerve impulses; help nature achieve homeostasis.
As with acupuncture and acupressure, reflexology recognises zone theory which states that the body is divided into 10 longitudinal zones. By working an area of the foot, the glands, organs and parts of the body within that zone are also being affected.
Your reflexology treatment will take a holistic approach whilst also taking into consideration the individual needs and health problems of each client. During the treatment all the reflex areas on both feet, and hands if appropriate, will be worked. This will give a variety of sensations to the feet and body. By interpreting these sensations it is possible to identify areas of imbalance within the body. It is advisable to wear loose, comfortable clothing and avoid alcohol and large meals before the treatment.
How it Feels
Most people find reflexology a deeply relaxing and enjoyable experience. During the treatment you may feel localised areas of discomfort which will be dispersed as the treatment progresses. These give the practitioner a useful insight into the areas in need of attention.
How it Can Help You
The principles and practices of complementary medicine have long been recognised as an effective way of resolving health problems. Reflexology is not just for relaxation and stress busting, it is a holistic therapy that will promote good health and help to prevent illness by allowing the body's own systems to function more effectively. Reflexology is a complementary therapy and works alongside orthodox medicine. It is a potent therapy which can help alleviate many disorders.These include but are not limited to:
Further information on:
International Institute of Reflexology
The Association of Reflexologists