Reflexology works on the principle that the reflex areas of the feet correspond with specific parts of the body.
What is Reflexology for?
The reflexologist applies gentle pressure to specific points on the foot to aid good health. The treatment induces a deep state of relaxation and has been used effectively for digestive problems, poor circulation, p.m.t., stress and muscular pains.
How is it done?
The pressure technique used stimulates the reflex areas of the foot, causing an involuntary response throughout the body. This results In physiological changes by boosting underactive processes and calming overactive areas, allowing the body’s own healing powers to function better. The treatment is non-invasive or painful, and allows an opportunity for un-interrupted and total relaxation.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology has its roots in ancient times and relies on the idea that your feet are a reflection of your state of health. In 1913 Dr William Fitzgerald introduced it to the west as ‘zone therapy’. He noted that reflex areas on the hands and feet were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone. In the 1930’s Eunice Ingham further developed this zone theory into what is now known as reflexology. Each foot is seen as a mini-map of your whole body. Every organ, gland and body-part is represented there. Other areas of the body, such as the eyes and hands, contain reflex points but these are more specific in the feet and more accessible.
Can everyone have Reflexology therapy?
Yes usually, but your reflexologist will always check your medical history and in some circumstances may ask you to obtain permission from your G.P. before beginning treatment.
Won’t the reflexologist mind my smelly feet?
Not at all. Feet come in all shapes, sizes and conditions. As long as there is no serious infection, all feet may be treated.
Will it hurt or tickle?
You will simply feel pleasantly relaxed. Reflexology works at a deep level and you may feel a little discomfort when a problem area is being targeted, but the discomfort will be fleeting.
How many treatments will I need?
We all want immediate results, but when a problem has been building up over many years, it will take some time to correct. Most patients need around six therapy sessions, but each case is special and the number of sessions depends on your body’s responses.