If you are feeling out of kilter, not sure why or what about,
let your feet reveal the answer, find the sore spot, work it out
Eunice Ingham, ('The Mother of Reflexology')
Reflexology is a holistic complementary therapy that treats the feet in order to balance the whole body. It is based on the theory that our feet mirrors our whole body and thus by applying alternate pressure to different parts of the feet - known by reflexologists as ‘reflex areas’- it will have a beneficial effect in the corresponding areas of the body.
Its purpose is to treat the whole person, on the grounds that a symptom such as pain, skin rash or any discomfort is usually a sign of an internal problem.
Working exclusively on one part of the body may promote energy movement in that area, only to have it stagnate somewhere else. Reflexology works the entire foot in order to treat the entire person, before focusing in on an area that requires extra help.
Reflexology restores ‘homeostasis’ (the body’s equilibrium) and thus enhances its own ability to heal itself. It encourages relaxation, helping the body to rebuild its energy resources and recover from illness and disease, and also encourages stimulation which helps to activate circulation and nerve supply to all organs.
Treatment may stimulate the body to release stored toxins and waste. Drinking plenty of water before and after the session is recommended to help the kidneys work effectively and flush any waste products through and out of the body.
Attending regular sessions is recommended for the best results.
Benefits of Reflexology
Balance & Restore
Most clients report feeling a vast sense of calmness, relaxation, balance and general wellbeing for the next 3-4 days after they have come for a reflexology session. Reflexology induces relaxation and thus enhances the body's own ability to heal itself
Boosts your immune system
Did you know that around 75% of disease is estimated to be stress-related?
Finding some 'me time' to relax and reset is extremely important for your organs to function. With good circulation, the white blood cells in your immune system will be transported around the body as needed to help fight off potencial diseases.
Reduces stress, anxiety & tension
Reflexology helps you switch your mind off when it is really busy and helps you achieve a state of relaxation and equilibrium where your body can start repairing itself. It can help you become more aware of areas of tension and it can help relieve aches, joint pain, muscle aches, TMJ, as well as easing feelings of stress and anxiety
Improves circulation & stimulates nerve function
More than 7000 nerves are stimulated during a reflexology treatment.
Reflexology also helps to improve circulation which will help to mantain healthy blood and oxygen flow through the body.
Most clients report to have experienced better night's sleep after they attend reflexology treatments. Reflexology helps you reset and 'switch off', it is extremely calming and relaxing and helps you balance the bodies rhythms
Reflexology helps to balance hormones and bring your body to a state of homeostasis and equilibrium. It can be helpful in regulating periods and helping with PMS, endometriosis, fertility, pregnancy and post partum, menopause and perimenopause, PCO's, and other hormone related issues.
Reflexology helps to release unwanted toxins and waste from the body. Drinking plenty of water before and after the session is encouraged to help the body with the elimination process
Improves bowel movements
Reflexology can help with IBS, inflammation, bloating, constipation and other digestive complaints.