Reflexology has been practiced for the last 5,000 years and started in Ancient Egypt. It became a therapy in the West about 100 years ago. It is a non-intrusive holistic therapy based on the theory that reflex points on the feet correspond with different areas of the body. When pressure is applied to these reflexes, it stimulates the movement of energy along nerve channels, thereby improving circulation, cleansing the body of toxins and bringing balance to body systems. It induces deep relaxation which promotes healing on both a physical and emotional level.
Reflexology is not a therapy used to diagnose illness and is not a medical treatment, however it works alongside traditional medicine helping with stress which has such a detrimental effect on the many systems within the body that affects general health and well-being. It is also used to help alleviate symptoms associated with a huge number of health issues from chronic pain, fertility, IBS, asthma, terminal illness, skeletal pain, migraine, women’s health to anxiety, eating disorders and sleep problems.
Reflexologists are holistic therapists who support their clients well-being and treat the whole person, not just specific issues. The only way to experience the positive benefits of Reflexology is to come and try it!