1 Hour £40.00
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a complementary medicine. It works on the principle that there are reflexes on the feet relative to every organ, function and part of the human body. The Reflexologist works by applying pressure to specific points on the feet.
The History Of Reflexology
Reflexology (also known as Zone Therapy) has been used in china for some five thousand years alongside acupuncture, but has its origin with the ancient Egyptians. In AD1027 it is recorded as having been used as an energy balancing procedure.
Who Benefits From Reflexology?
It is a very relaxing and enjoyable therapy to have done and ideal for anyone wishing to unwind.
It is advised to have a short course of treatments and then to have a maintenance treatment once a month.
Can it Help Stress?
Reflexology has a dynamic effect on the body. As daily pressures push the body into disequilibrium, this therapy is excellent in bringing the body back into balance – some clients may even drop off to sleep!
How Does It Work?
The Reflexologist applies a pressure to specific points on the feet and, by doing this, is able to stimulate the part that it corresponds to in the body. There are seven thousand nerve endings (size of pin heads) – mostly on the underside of the feet, and some on the front and to the side.
These specific points are then worked on to stimulate the body’s own healing processes. Human beings are more than just their bodies. Each is a complex balance of mental, physical and spiritual aspects that are affected directly by environmental and social factors. Therefore the ideal is for a balance to be restored to the body, so as to create the right environment for improved health.
The therapist will work on the whole body and also concentrate on problem areas as a way to restore balance. Reflexology cannot diagnose specific diseases.
Is It Safe For Everyone?
Yes, from the very young to the elderly. It is a very relaxing and enjoyable therapy to have.
How long does it take and how many are needed?
On the first appointment a case history is taken and takes just over an hour. Subsequent treatments take 50 min to 1 hour. The number of sessions needed varies from person to person. Generally speaking it is a good idea to have a maintenance treatment once a month to ensure good health.