How can Reflexology help me?
Reflexology aids relaxation, improves mood, releases tension and enhances sleep so that health and wellbeing are achieved. With reflexology we can often cope better with the stresses an traumas that are often a part of modern life.
Reflexology encourages both relaxation and the stimulation of energy, helping to aid recovery from illness and disease.
- It relieves stress and tension and has a deeply relaxing effect. 75% of diseases are linked to stress
- Improves blood circulation thereby increasing the efficiency of all organs and cells.
- Releases trapped energy and improves neural efficiency. Approximately 7,000 nerves are stimulated by a reflexology massage
- Seeks to improve all bodily functions and have a beneficial effect on the mind.
- Activates the body's own healing processes
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is an ancient therapy which has been practiced for over 5000 years using the feet to treat the whole body, which was further developed by Eunice Ingham in the mid 20th century.
The basic principals - massaging the feet or hands, holistically treating the body and using zone lines of energy relating to reflex points has been around for thousands of years.
One of the most important people in reflexology, Dr William Fitzgerald, worked on the basis that the body is split horizontally by ten zones. Each zone passes through several organs and pressure on one part of the zone causes a reflex action in another zone. This system resembles the energy medians used in acupuncture and acupressure, which demonstrates the interrelationship between the different pats of the body, with our hands and feet acting like like small maps of our anatomy.
Reflexology treats the feet in order to balance the whole body. Massaging and applying pressure to reflex areas of the feet including the reflex points. This stimulates corresponding and connected areas.
We usually think of reflexology as being applied to the feet, but it can also be applied to hands.
The aim of reflexology is always to stimulate the body's own healing processes in order to keep it balanced and healthy.
It encourages both relaxation and stimulation of energy helping to aid recovery from illnesses and disease. In addition, activating the circulation and calming the nervous system.
The treatment takes place fully clothed, with the patient placed on a couch or chair.
The practitioner uses their thumbs or fingers to stimulate the appropriate reflex points. In addition, obtaining signals that indicate where there is a problem with the body.
The reflex points are worked to the point that the body feels much more harmonious and balanced.