Reflexology is a natural therapy founded on the belief that your feet and hands are a reflection of the systems in your body – where specific areas correspond to organs, glands and structure.
By applying gentle pressure to areas of the feet or hands, a Reflexologist can help the body restore its own healthy balance.
Reflexology aims to treat the individual as a whole, creating a state of harmony in both body and mind. It has the benefit of also being a deeply relaxing therapy, and during periods of relaxation the body takes the opportunity to heal, restore and energise itself.
Reflexology is suitable for all ages, from baby to adult, and can be especially helpful for long-term and recurring conditions. Reflexology is a complementary therapy and should therefore not be used as an alternative to conventional medicine.
The Benefits of Reflexology
While it is not a cure, reflexology can be particularly helpful in managing many health conditions, especially constant or recurring ones that we might have come to accept over time as being a normal part of life such as insomnia, chronic pain conditions and stress and anxiety. Reflexology puts the mind and body back into homeostasis.
Reflexology can induce a deep state of relaxation, which improves the effectiveness of the treatment. Relaxing helps relieve tension and aids circulation, increasing the flow of nutrients, oxygen and energy to all parts of the body, helping with the removal of toxins.
Reflexology is a wonderful way of maintaining your body’s healthy balance and general wellbeing, reducing the stresses and tensions that come with busy lifestyles and giving us a space to reflect on the mind as well as the body.
Here are a few of the more common conditions that can be supported with reflexology:
|Women’s health||Stress & tension|
|Irritable Bowel Syndrome||Hormone imbalances|
|Maternity and fertility||Insomnia and sleep disorders|
|Headaches and migraines||Anxiety|
|PMT, PMS and menstrual problems||Sinusitis, hayfever and other allergies|