Reflexology is an ancient cultural practice with a modern history of scientific study. Early civilisations in the Far East and Egypt and tribal communities of the Americas used hand and foot work as a healing method.
Reflexology is guided by the principle that each organ and system of the body can be mapped onto the feet or hands (or even the ears!) at specific reflex points. Reflexologists can feel if these reflexes are congested or compromised and work to correct them and encourage the body’s own healing capacity.
Reflexology is suitable for ages, even from birth, and our patients have reported that they find it beneficial for every day conditions such as:
- Menstrual problems
- Chest and breathing complaints
- Migraines and headaches
- Sinus problems
- Digestive conditions
- Back and neck problems
- Water retention
Clients have also reported help with relieving stress and stress related conditions, sleeping, bladder problems and an improvement in general well-being.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy based on the belief that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which are believed to correspond to all organs and parts of the body. Some practitioners may also include work on points found in the face and ears. Reflexology works on an individual basis and may alleviate and improve symptoms such as everyday stress and tension.
During a typical reflexology session the reflexologist will take a detailed medical history. Sessions are usually performed in a comfortable chair or couch. If it is to be performed on the feet, the client will be asked to remove footwear and socks but other forms of reflexology require no removal of clothing. The practitioner will make a visual and tactile examination of the area to be worked before beginning the precise reflexology massage movements. The particular types of movements involved require the application of an appropriate pressure using the thumb and fingers.
Reflexology can be a wonderfully relaxing experience where you can take time out from everyday pressures. The therapist’s expert touch will help you relax which can help improve mood, aid sleep and relieve tension. The result is an overall sense of wellbeing.
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