Reflexology is a natural touch therapy based on the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet, face and hands that correspond to all of the glands, organs and systems of the body. The art of reflexology is a unique method where a trained therapist uses specific thumb and finger movements on these reflex areas to bring about balance in the body.

Reflexology includes but is not limited to the release of stress and tension, improvement in blood supply and unblocking of nerve impulses and thereby encouraging our bodies to heal naturally.

Since many of todays diseases and illnesses are attributable to inflammation caused by stress and tension, various body systems are affected in differing ways such as cardiovascular issues, digestive upsets, headaches, palpitations to mention but a few.

As body systems receive their instructions from our nerve pathways, relaxing these pathways and relieving tension, improving blood supply with oxygen rich nutrients can only be a good thing.

Reflexology brings the body back to balance and helps with optimal wellbeing. It can't cure diseases but many people find it relieves symptoms allowing you to cope better. 

what is reflexology

Reflexology origins

The earliest signs of reflexology go back to ancient times with depictions on the walls of the tombs of Egyptians receiving reflexology on their hands and feet. It was introduced to the western world over 100 years ago and is increasingly becoming recognised by health practitioners as an important therapy to bolster traditional medicine and support wellbeing.

Reflexology is a non-invasive complementary therapy. It is based on the principle that there are areas on the feet and hands which correspond to parts of the body. At its most basic level Reflexology is a deeply relaxing treatment that is also extremely enjoyable. Reflexologists work holistically with their clients to identify any underlying stress. At its best it is a collaborative process where you can become clear on what is important to you and how you can achieve desired changes.

My clients comment that being able to zone out for an hour in peaceful surroundings has

a positive psychological impact on their wellbeing.

Reflexology can help with a wide range of conditions, many of which are caused or exacerbated by stress and anxiety. People receiving reflexology on a regular basis notice their stress levels reduce and their overall sense of well being and vitality improve.

If you have been injured or are lacking energy, reflexology can help to restore balance and coax your body into healing itself.

It can help with:

A sluggish circulation
 Stress and anxiety
Pain relief
Migraine and headaches
Poor digestion
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Constipation
Hormone balancing
Induce deep relaxation
Improve sleep patterns

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