Reflexology is both a science and an art with the principals that reflexes on the feet correspond to organs, glands and structures within the body. By applying massage & acupressure to these reflex points, balance, harmony and good health can be maintained in the body.
It is thought that illness occurs when ‘energy channels’ in the body are blocked, causing imbalance in the body. Reflexology is aimed at dissolving these blocks, allowing energy to flow freely to heal the body.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT ?
Reflexology is gentle, supportive and relaxing with far reaching effects.
Areas corresponding to parts of the body which are out of balance could feel tender and the degree of tenderness will indicate the degree of imbalance. By focusing on these areas, the body is stimulated to heal itself.
The sensitivity of the feet varies from person to person and this is taken into account. The treatment should not be uncomfortable, even to the most sensitive feet, but deeply relaxing.
As the mind stills, stress dissolves, emotions balance and the body can at last heal.
I have worked a lot with pregnant ladies from the end of their second trimester for lower back ache and hormonal balancing, helping immensely with the birth of their precious ones.
Please do not hesitate to call me to see if I can help.
Reflexology is said to have originated in China some 5000 years ago, when pressure therapy where used to correct energy fields in the body. It was not until around 1913 that the therapy was introduced to the west by an American ear, nose and throat consultant, Dr William Fitzgerald. In the feet, there are 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 in 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. Thus, it becomes possible to treat the whole body and the treat the body as a whole. This latter point is an important factor of a natural therapy and allows not only symptoms to be treated but also their causes.