What Is Reflexology?
The practice of reflexology dates back over thousands of years and is thought to be depicted in a painting found in an ancient Egyptian tomb which dates back to 2230 BC showing what looks like an early example of reflexology treatment taking place.
It is a holistic complementary practice which works on the whole body, supporting the physical, spiritual, mental and emotional aspects of each individual. Gentle massage techniques are used to bring about a state of relaxation and help to stimulate the body’s own natural healing process.
It is thought that reflex points on the soles of the feet and palms of the hands are connected to different parts of the body. Applying pressure and stimulating these points through various massage strokes helps to create a response in the corresponding part of the body. For example by stimulating the head reflex on the big toe or the thumb it can help the body alleviate the symptoms of headaches.
Excessive stress can easily disrupt the balance and harmony in each individual, causing dis-ease within the body. Reflexology is extremely beneficial by facilitating a state of deep relaxation, inducing better sleep, encouraging the removal of toxins and impurities from the body, increasing circulation and strengthening the immune system, thus increasing vital energy and creating a much better state of health and wellbeing.
Reflexology is a non-invasive treatment that is suitable for all ages from babies through to the elderly. It is a complementary therapy and should not be an alternative for prescribed medication.