Reflexology is a gentle, non-intrusive complementary health therapy that uses gentle massage and subtle manipulation of points on the hands and feet to bring about change in the body. The effect is two-fold: the body is able to begin to heal itself naturally, but also the mind and emotions are able to respond to a touch that is forgiving and caring.
The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Every organ and area of the body has a reflex point on the feet and hands, and manipulation of these points stimulates the corresponding organ or system. A reflexologist uses hands only to apply gentle pressure to these reflex points. A reflexologist may detect tensions and small deposits in the feet, which indicate blockages to the body’s natural energy pathways, and such congestion can result in symptoms or possibly disease. A reflexologist will stimulate these obstructions by gentle pressure on the feet, releasing toxins and improving all circulation, and this in turn will encourage the body’s natural ability to rebalance itself.
Stress in known to be a huge contributor to illness – some say that 75% of illness is caused by it – and this is where reflexology can be hugely helpful. An important part of reflexology is foot massage, a gentle rhythmical movement over and around the foot that can induce a feeling of calm and improve both your sense of wellbeing and your mood. More importantly though it can allow the body to begin to relax so that it can release the pain, tightness and discomfort that stress brings.
It is suitable for all ages from the very young to the elderly and provides a natural way to support your health and wellbeing.
Please note: Reflexology does not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. It is a very individual treatment which is tailored to you as a whole person, taking into account both physical and non-physical factors that might be affecting your wellbeing. Reflexology is effective, but because it is so individual it can be in ways that you least expect.