Reflexology is a powerful treatment that works to correct imbalances throughout the body by releasing blocked energy. It is found to be particularly beneficial for stress related disorders, hormonal imbalances and digestive complaints.
Reflexology is based on the principle that there are thousands of nerve endings in the feet and hands. These nerve endings are thought to be linked by energy pathways called meridians to corresponding parts of the body and, when pressure is applied to specific points on the feet, it sends nerve impulses stimulating the corresponding organs, encouraging energy to flow more freely and so facilitate healing.
This relationship is known as a ‘reflex’ and the areas to which the organs connect are known as ‘reflex areas’. There are believed to be 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 on the feet with the right foot corresponding to the right side of the body and the left foot to the left side of the body.
Benefits and Effects of Reflexology
* Aids relaxation
* Reduces stress levels and tension
* Helps with pain management
* Aids digestion
* Improves circulation and energy flow around the body
* Improves general well being
* Stimulates the lymphatic system
* Helps with PMS and menopausal problems
* Can work on infertility, pregnancy and childbirth
* Energises and boosts energy levels
All areas on both feet will be massaged. Areas corresponding to parts of the body which are out of balance may feel tender when massaged and the degree of tenderness may indicate the degree of imbalance. The sensitivity of the feet varies from person to person and the trained practitioner will understand the correct pressure to apply and how to interpret the tenderness felt.
The massage should not be uncomfortable, even to the most sensitive feet. Indeed, even people who might say “I could not bear anyone to touch my feet” will usually feel wonderfully relaxed and energised after treatment.
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