Reflexology #01


For thousands of years many cultures have worked on feet to promote good health. Many of these techniques have been brought together to develop what is known today as reflexology. It is a non- intrusive treatment which works on the theory that reflex points on our feet correspond with various organs, glands and structures of the body. Using the thumb and fingers, gentle pressure is applied to the reflex areas on the foot encouraging the body to activate its natural healing ability.

Reflexology does not heal however the body heals itself by balancing the body systems and clearing congestion. Affecting the physical, physiological and psychological aspects of the body, reflexology has a positive effect on a person’s overall health and well being and can have many benefits:

  • Balances the body systems
  • Encourages deep relaxation and a sense of tranquility
  • Improves energy levels and vitality
  • Improves circulation - throughout the whole body as well as in the feet
  • Relief from pain
  • Aids the body to cleanse of toxins and impurities
  • Improves immunity
  • Stimulates creativity and productivity

    Contrary to popular belief, reflexology is not tickly and is suitable for all age groups. It supports the healing process as well as being preventative and benefits a wide range of conditions such as:

  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Infertility
  • Hormonal imbalance including PMS
  • Pregnancy including encouraging labour
  • Muscular aches and pains
  • Digestive disorders including constipation and IBS
  • Headaches, migraines and sinusitis
  • Terminal diseases - improving quality of life and comfort

    Should there be an occasion when the foot cannot be worked on, for example, injury, infection or amputation of the foot, then reflex points can also be used on the hands, face, legs or ears. It should be said however that more effective results are seen with treatment on the foot.

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