What is reflexology?

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexologists work holistically with their clients to promote better health for their clients. These videos give a brief guide about reflexology and why you might want to try it.

A brief history of reflexology

Whilst the art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, this therapy was not introduced to the West until Dr William Fitzgerald developed ‘Zone therapy’. He believed that reflex areas on the feet and hands 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 known now as reflexology. Her opinion was that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body. Her work has been developed and expanded on by reflexologists around the world up to the current day, and now reflexology can include the feet, hands, face and ears.

Is reflexology suitable for me?

Reflexology is a therapy which can be received by anyone at any age, from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care, and everyone in between. However, there may occasionally be times when it is not suitable to provide a treatment. Just call and ask!

Can reflexology help me?

Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Reflexology is a very individual treatment which is tailored to you as a whole person,  and takes into account physical and non-physical factors that might be affecting your wellbeing. Some people find it works for them – some don’t. The best way to find out if it works for you is to try it.

The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually, after a treatment,  your tension may be reduced and you might feel relaxed. You might also notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improving. You may also find that other aspects improve too; however, this happens on an individual basis.

With ever increasing levels of stress in everyday life, it is important for people to take more responsibility for their own healthcare needs. Reflexology could be one of the ways to help you deal with the stresses of modern life.  The initial consultation for new clients is FREE, it takes about half an hour, and you can then decide whether to have a treatment.  There is no obligation to book further treatments.

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