What is reflexology ?
Reflexology is a gentle, non-invasive, holistic therapy which promotes the body's own natural healing processes resulting in better health.
We usually associate the feet with reflexology, but there are reflex areas in the hands, face and ears as well. Reflexology is based on the principle that all parts of the body are linked to these reflex areas which respond positively to the skillful application of therapeutic pressure.
In particular, our nervous system, circulatory system and energy pathways respond well to this reflex stimulus, relaxing us deeply and promoting the circulation of oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body.
Stress, illness and a build up of toxins can create sluggishness or blockages in the body's energy system. This congestion also manifests in the corresponding reflex areas in the feet, face, hands and ears. Stimulation of these reflexes helps clear the pathways allowing the free flow of energy to be restored.
Reflexology is an ancient art that is perfect for our modern busy and often stressful lifestyle.
Reflexology is NOT a foot massage. To receive the maximum potential of this holistic form of treatment it is important to see a professionally trained and experienced therapist.
In my personal experience working with hundreds of clients over more than 25 years, reflexology benefits a wide range of symptoms and conditions including:
- headaches and migraines
- Bells palsy
- neck and lower back pain
- hormonal problems such as PMT and menopausal symptoms
- oedema of the feet and legs
- discomfort during pregnancy
- see more specific benefits under feet, face or ears