What is Reflexology?
A wonderfully holistic pressure point massage on the feet and lower legs. Based on the principle that there are reflexes in the hands and feet which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. A gentle foot therapy which helps to restore the balance and energy in the body and encourages the body’s natural healing process.
The aim of reflexology is to create ‘homeostasis’. This means that your whole being is working together for optimum wellness and harmony. Your incredible human body has an astonishing ability to heal itself and maintain overall health.
It is a safe and relaxing treatment for men and women of any age. It is also a wonderful treatment during pregnancy. Click here for more on treatment during pregnancy.
There is no doubt that being a human being in today’s busy world can be stressful and challenging. Our stress response systems are designed to return us to normal function via the relaxation response. However in our modern day, over stimulated lives, this often doesn’t happen enough, and long term stress can have damaging effects on our body.
Reflexology is a safe treatment for people of any age. My children especially enjoy it before bed time
Reflexology can aid wellness by:
- Improving your circulation of blood, oxygen and energy.
- Relieving stress, which in turn brings a sense of wellness, balance and well-being.
- Enabling your body’s own natural healing responses.
Reflexology dates back to ancient civilizations in Egypt, India and China.
The oldest documentations come from a pictograph in the tomb of an Egyptian Physician Ankhmahor dated around 2500-2330 B.C.
The North American tribes of Indians are known to have practised a form of foot therapy for hundreds of years. They believed it allowed a connection between the energies of the earth to mankind.