ReflexologyALLOWING THE BODY TO HEAL ITSELF AND IMPROVE WELL-BEING
What is it?
The origins can be traced back between 4,000 and 5,000 years to Ancient Egypt and China. Reflexology is a deeply relaxing treatment which works on the basis that, each organ and muscle is thought to be connected by a network of nerves, to specific points on the feet and hands, on the basis that each organ, body system and gland can be mapped to specific points on the feet and hands. Tenderness of these points may suggest an energy block to the associated organ or gland. Massaging the particular points enables the pathway to be cleared for the energy to flow more efficiently.
What does it feel like?
You will usually be seated or lying down with your shoes and socks removed. The feet will be dampened and cream will be applied. Gentle massage is used to relax the feet and then gentle pressure is put on reflex points relating to most parts of the body.
What are the benefits?
Reflexology can have many positive effects on the client, including:
- Promotes sense of well-being and revitalises energy.
- Stimulates effective functioning of body systems (circulatory, lymphatic, endocrine, nervous, muscular, digestive, excretory, respiratory, skeletal and reproductive).
- Supports balance in the interaction of the body’s organs and glands and helps eliminate toxins.
- Improves the flow of energy and blood circulation, encourages the unblocking of nerve pathways.
- Assists with alleviating stress and relieving muscle tension.
Who is it for?
You do not have to be suffering from any condition to feel the benefits of Reflexology. Treatments can help maintain your sense of well-being, create a bit of “me time” or allow for a bit of pampering.
Alternatively, Reflexology can support people with conditions such as:
- stress and anxiety or insomnia
- menstrual problems or infertility
- migraines, headaches or sinus problems
- digestive complaints, constipation and IBS
- back and neck problems, relief of pain and stiffness
- poor blood circulation, weak immune system and ineffective lymph drainage
Please note that such treatment can help to bring comfort and improve quality of life but is a complement, not an alternative, to conventional medical care.