REFLEXOLOGY

WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?
Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the feet, its aim is to help the body find balance which promotes healing. A typical treatment will take around 45/50 minutes. Most people find that reflexology for the most part to be very relaxing. Reflexology should not be painful, some areas may be tender and these areas may denote a blockage in the energy (not necessarily a problem with that area of the body).

HOW DOES REFLEXOLOGY WORK?
The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are ‘reflex’ areas on the feet and hands that correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body. Dr William H Fitzgerald, an ear nose and throat doctor, introduced the concept of ‘zone therapy’ in 1915. American physiotherapist Eunice Ingham adapted this concept into the modern practice of reflexology. Practitioners have found that applying pressure to these reflex areas can promote health in the corresponding organs through energy pathways (similar to acupuncture without the needles). A scientific explanation is that the pressure may send signals that balance the nervous system or release chemicals such as endorphins that reduce pain and stress.

WHAT CONDITIONS BENEFIT FROM REFLEXOLOGY?
  • Stress
  • Tension headaches
  • Digestive disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Depression

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