Reflexology is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to all glands, organs and structures of the body.
The feet (or hands) are like mini-maps of the body's anatomy where all the internal body structures and organs are mapped or mirrored in miniature. So any internal body system can be accessed and stimulated by massaging and manipulating the corresponding area of the feet (or hands).
Reflexology involves using a specific pressure technique applied to the feet and/ or hands. By using pressure on reflex points in this way, imbalances in the body can be both detected and effectively treated through a system of zones or energy channels that link specific reflexes with specific organs or structures. This can help increase blood flow, unblock nerve impulses and enhance the body's own natural healing system.
There are many different theories that support how Reflexology works. One of which, refers to the traditional principles of Eastern Wisdom (in the form of acupressure/ acupuncture and the meridian energy system). It is said that Reflexology is closely related to acupressure / acupuncture meridians. Based on this system, it is believed, that the free flow of natural energy is vital to health. Due to stress and tension, an energy channel or meridian can become blocked, causing the harmony of the body to become imbalanced. Reflexology can help to release the blockage returning the body to its normal state of balance. Reflexologists work on both acupressure and acupuncture points during the treatment session.
Reflexology is a simple, natural, holistic, non-invasive treatment which helps the body to maintain a delicate balance between all its internal systems, through the use of human therapeutic touch.
It can be used to support vitality and well-being.
Reflexology is now widely used in hospitals for pain management and stress relief.
General After-Care Advice After A Session…
Most of the time a person will normally feel relaxed and uplifted after a session. However, on occasion, as a client energetically processes the session they may experience headaches, tiredness or other similar temporary symptoms after the session. If this happens, it is a good idea to drink more water, eat lighter meals and get more rest as the body works to restores its inner balance. Any discomfort should be temporary, and should soon be followed by a general sense of feeling more relaxed.
Reflexology is a gentle yet powerful complementary therapy which aims to treat a person holistically. It may be used with confidence alongside conventional medical healthcare. However, it is not a replacement for qualified medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should therefore always consult a qualified medical practitioner first should you have any concerns about your health. You are asked to take full responsibility for your health & wellbeing and to always seek professional medical guidance if you are in any doubt or are suffering from any physical or mental illness.