Reflexology is a therapy that treats the feet in order to balance the whole body. Its main principle is to massage and apply pressure to parts of the feet known as reflex areas. The feet and hands are like a mini map of the body’s anatomy. The aim is to stimulate the body’s own healing processes in order to keep it in balance (Homeostasis).
Reflexology is a holistic therapy, which means the whole person is treated. It encourages both relaxation and stimulation. By applying pressure to parts of the feet, the reflexologist aims to benefit not only the feet but the rest of the body as well.
Reflexology is not a medical treatment, but it does help maintain and restore health. A treatment normally takes 45 minutes and a course of six are recommended for specific problems.
Benefits of reflexology are:
• It helps the receiver to relax
• It cleanses and detoxifies the body
• It helps promote energy flow
• It releases endorphins
• The body is encouraged to heal
• Mental stress is reduced
• It helps to treat many ailments
• It helps clients cope with their illness.
Reflexology has been shown to be effective for pain (e.g, Back pain), headaches, migraines, infertility, arthritis, sleep disorders, injuries, hormonal imbalances, digestive problems, and stress related disorders.
An ancient pressure point technique for the feet and lower leg combined with massage. Reflexology aims to rebalance the body on a physical, mental or emotional level, promote relaxation, improve sleep, and reduce stress.
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