Reflexology

 

 

Reflexology views your feet as a map with certain points corresponding to different areas in your body. Each foot contains thousands of nerve endings relating to systems in the body. By applying gentle pressure to these specific points on your feet it can help to ease your symptoms & help the bodies natural healing process. It is a pleasant relaxing treatment with therapeutic benefits.

Reflexology is a popular and relaxing holistic treatment based on the
principle that reflex points on the soles, tops and sides of the feet are
connected to corresponding areas throughout the body. In this way,
the feet can be seen as a “map” of the body.
These sections are said to correspond to different areas of the body.
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A reflexology treatment lasts for approximately an hour and it’s just the feet that are worked on. You can remain fully clothed, simply removing your shoes and socks,then relax on a reclining chair or treatment couch.
Your Therapist may recommend that you try to rest afterwards,
to help your body’s natural healing process and drink plenty of
water to flush away the toxins.

 


A brief history...
The Chinese are said to have used an early form of reflexology more than 5000
years ago in their use of pressure therapies. Reflexology can be dated back to
2000 BC in mediterranean cultures as Egyptian tomb artwork indicates the benefits
of working on the feet to encourage general good health.
Both of these ancient forms of foot massage were based on the principle that
energy zones run throughout the body.
This ‘Zone Therapy’ was further developed in the early 19th century. This was
further refined in the 20th century when practitioners found that working the feet
was very effective.
Reflexology as we know it is now practised all around the world.

 

 

A few conditions Reflexology is known to be of help with:

Eczema

Stress and Tension
AsthmaGlue Ear
Infantile Colic                                                                                                       

Catarrh
IBS Migraines
Constipation

Spinal problems
Women's problems

Sleeping Problems
Endometriosis (Insomnia)
Achieving pregnancy Depression 


Above all, Reflexology is a lovely therapy, which really promotes a sense of well being.

*In some instances your GP’s permission may be required before treatment can commence.