Reflexology is a system of massage used to relieve stress and treat illness. The theory behind reflexology is that the reflex points on the feet, hands, and head are linked to every part of the body.
Reflexology is more than just a good foot massage, reflexology supports you to deeply relax and release physical and emotional stress. It brings about balance, ease and healing. For either preventative care or in response to physical or emotional distress, reflexology has been observed to create physical changes that can bring about balance, ease and healing.
Reflexology: Improves circulation, calms the nervous system, boosts the lymphatics, improves energy levels, is beneficial for many chronic health conditions – asthma, arthritis, IBS, hormones, pain and stress management and complements medical treatments.
When the body is in a state of ‘imbalance’ due to illness or injury, disease or stress then energy pathways can be blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. The use of specifice pressure movements on the reflex points, allows the whole body to relax and de-stress, restoring and maintaining the body’s natural equilibrium and encouraging healing.
The experience of reflexology is unique to each person.
How does Reflexology work?
The sensitive, trained hands of the reflexologist can detect tiny deposits in the soft tissues and imbalances from touching the feet, hands or ears. Reflexology promotes self healing the body by better functioning and improving lymphatic drainage and blood circulation. Reflexology stimulates the nerve pathways, induces muscle relaxation, and helps the body to balance itself.
Reflexology treats the whole person, not just the symptoms of particular problems.
Reflexology is useful for: enhancing the relaxation response, reducing stress or tension, reducing pain, improving lymphatic drainage and blood circulation, promoting the release of toxins, and balancing the body / mind.
How long will a Reflexology session last?
Reflexology sessions are usually for 30 - 60 minutes duration. During a session you may experience deep relaxation, the experience of expansion as you let go, tingling, twitching, warmth in the area of the body being worked on.