What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a therapy that involves applying pressure on the feet or hands. Each reflex point in the foot is connected to an organ and part of the body. Therapists believe that by working on a particular point they can stimulate energy by a reflex action to a related muscle or organ, therefore encouraging healing. The treatment is relaxing and can help alleviate tension and stress. The therapy has a cumulative effect and a course of treatments are therefore recommended.
How does it work?
The main theory is that our bodies are divided into 10 longitudinal reflex zones/energy pathways running the whole length of the body. Energy is constantly running up and down these pathways. If disease or imbalance occurs, these pathways become blocked. Through reflexology these blockages can be cleared, as it will stimulate the organs that relate to that area and attempt to rebalance that area/organ.
Once your body is in-tune it is sensible to have maintenance treatments.
Benefits for you can include:
- Release of tension and deep sense of relaxation
- Healthy blood circulation and removal of toxins
- Improved sleep pattern and energy levels
- Strengthened immune system
- Speedier healing process from injury or illness
- Help in correcting hormonal imbalances