Reflexology is not new and can be traced back to 2330 BC in China, Egypt and India. Modern day Reflexology that is practised in the West is attributed to Eunice Ingham, the famous American therapist who mapped out reflex points on the hands and feet that correspond to the organs, muscles, glands and other parts of the body. Her methodology is unique and internationally recognised.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy widely accepted in the UK by the NHS and many GP's. It is not a beauty therapy or a foot massage; it is a clinical treatment with proven results and is totally safe for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly, for pregnant women and even those undergoing chemotherapy.
By applying the right pressure technique on the hands and feet that are linked to a specific part of the body, the reflexes are stimulated and produce a relaxing effect on the corresponding organ, muscle, gland or system. Consequently this helps to build and maintain the natural balance of the body.
How can Reflexology help me?
Reflexology helps to improve and restore the body's own natural balance by reducing stress levels that are the root cause of most illnesses.
Reflexology not only boosts energy levels, but it also helps to improve your sleep pattern and can fortify your immune system.
People of all ages can benefit from Reflexology and it has been used successfully to treat many health conditions. The following list is just a few of the typical conditions it can help.
- Arthritis/Joint Pains
- Back/Shoulder/Neck Pain
- Digestive Problems
- Fertility, Pregnancy and Post-Natal Care
- Hormone Imbalances
- Sinus Problems
- Stress-Related Conditions, including Depression and Anxiety
A typical foot reflexology treatment lasts 50 to 60 minutes and the frequency of treatments is up to you. This may vary depending on your state of health and long-term objectives.