Ancient texts and pictures show that early Chinese, Japanese, Indians, Russians and Egyptians applied pressure to the feet to promote good health. Today many of these techniques have been developed in to a modern scientific method called reflexology.
Reflexology works on the basis that the body has the ability to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury or disease, the body is in a state of imbalance and vital energy pathways are blocked preventing optimum performance. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium and encourage healing.
The sensitive trained hands of the reflexologist can detect tiny deposits and imbalances in the feet. By working on these points blockages can be released, restoring the free flow of energy to the whole body and so promoting relaxation and general well being.
There is some suggestion that Reflexology may aid:
Many people use Reflexology as a way of relaxing the mind and body and counteracting stress. Some doctors, consultants and other health care professional recognise Reflexology as a well-established, respected and effective therapy. With ever increasing levels of stress, it is important people take more responsibility for their own health care needs. Reflexology may help with coping on a physical, mental and emotional level thereby encouraging healing and maintenance of health in all areas of life but should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.
Who can benefit from Reflexology?
Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. After having completed a course of Reflexology treatments for a specific condition, many people find it beneficial to continue with regular treatments in order to maintain health and well-being.