Reflexology is an ancient therapy that was practiced thousands of years ago by the Chinese and Egyptians. It is a therapy based on the theory that all the organs, glands and systems of the body have corresponding reflex points in the feet, so that they are like mini maps of the body. By stimulating these reflexes, a treatment can clear congestion in a particular area and maintain a healthy balance in mind and body. It is a holistic therapy which works on your feet to to help heal the whole person (mind, body and spirit) including emotional well-being and not just the prevailing symptoms.
Reflexology is suitable for all ages and for every stage of your life from trying to conceive, giving birth, babies and children, adults with health problems and the elderly. This natural complementary therapy is a relaxing and enjoyable experience and many people use reflexology as a way of reducing stress and relaxing the mind and body as well as helping many common ailments they suffer from. A reflexology session lasts for around an hour. At the first session there is a consultation form to be filled in, which gives an understanding of specific needs and issues.
You will then lie on a treatment couch and remove your footwear. Firm but gentle pressure is applied to each reflexes in turn, tender areas may indicate congestion or an imbalance in the corresponding part of your body.
Some people may experience a healing reaction after their treatment, this can include runny nose or headaches. This is the bodyʼs way of eliminating harmful toxins and any reaction will not last long.
People usually come for reflexology for a specific condition and may require 6-8 treatments for maximum benefit. After a set of treatments many people opt to have reflexology on a regular basis, for example , once every two weeks or monthly as a preventative therapy. Others consult a reflexologist simply to help with stress or for relaxation.
The following are areas Reflexology can be of help:
Preventative~ Regular Treatments may improve immune system, reducing colds etc.
Please NOTE: Reflexology is NOT massage, not medicine and cannot diagnose or treat specific illness.