It can be hard to find a treatment that suits just about everybody, but reflexology is something that can be adapted for everybody, with wide reaching benefits from relaxation to preparation for childbirth.
Reflexology is an ancient scientific technique of applied acupressure where the practitioner focuses on specific points on the feet and some other areas in a systematic manner thereby not only relieving pain, but resulting in overall health and well-being.
From Ayurveda in ancient India, Egyptian methods as early as 2330 BC, the Rwo Shur method in China and Taiwan, and the Ingham method in America, various forms of Reflexology have been practiced by our forefathers.
Accordingly, Reflexology today has become one of the foremost complementary health treatments practised in the western world. More people and organizations are increasingly making use of Reflexologists and their skills.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy that treats the whole of the body through the stimulation of certain reflex points located on the feet. Reflexologists use light pressure to massage each of the points in the toes, feet and ankles to release tension, remove energy blockages, disperse accumulations of calcium and uric acid, stimulate blood circulation and promote healing of both body and mind.
Reflexology stimulates the body’s own healing process in order to keep it balanced. It works by correcting any imbalances that can occur through illness, accident, disease or even lifestyle, and can help to overcome years of neglect and abuse.
Reflexology helps maintain and restore health and is a safe, natural and gentle therapy that can be used on anybody, including the infirm, the elderly and even babies.
Reflexology provides relief from many causes and symptoms:
The treatment is performed with the client lying down fully clothed except for the feet and lower legs.
The right kind of pressure to these points accelerates the process and produces a positive effect on the corresponding organs. This has a healing effect on these organs and rejuvenates them.
75% of disease is estimated to be stress related. When we are stressed, our body's defences break down and we become more susceptible to illness anddisease. Reflexology reduces stress by generating deep tranquil relaxation, helping the body balance itself and allowing healing energy to flow.
Blood needs to flow freely throughout the body, carrying oxygen and nutrients to all the cells andremoving the waste products of metabolism and other toxins. By reducing stress and tension, reflexologyallows the cardiovascular vessels to conduct the flow of blood naturally and easily.
Reflexology stimulates the lymphatic system, thus reducing risk of infection. It cleanses the body of toxinsand impurities and also stimulates the production of endorphins, leading to an improved immune systemand sense of wellbeing.
Reflexology revitalizes energy throughout the body by relaxing and opening up energy pathways.