Reflexology is a form of ‘complimentary’ medicine and involves a method of treatment using a non-invasive ancient art of foot or hand massage. Practised for several thousands of years and known to have been used in a similar manner by the Chinese and Egyptians.
More commonly, the feet are the areas mostly treated. In the feet there are reflex areas corresponding to all the parts of the body and these areas are arranged in such a way as to form a map of the body in the feet. By having the whole of the body represented in the feet, the method offers a means of treating the whole body. This last point is most significant as it allows not only symptoms to be treated but also the causes of the symptoms.
Specific pressure techniques applied to the feet or hands helps the body to maintain a delicate balance between the systems.
All these systems work together in harmony and unison to keep us in a state of good health.
Reflexology is a method of activating the healing powers of the body. It improves circulation, cleanses the body of toxins and impurities, balances the whole system and revitalises energy.
Its aim is stress relief, relaxation and to encourage the body’s own immune system to operate effectively.