How can reflexology help you?
Reflexology is much more than a foot massage. If you would like to relax and heal through your feet then reflexology may be just what you are looking for. Everyone can benefit from reflexology as it is a very safe, natural and non-invasive treatment.
The origins of reflexology can be traced back through many civilisations with references throughout history. There is evidence of it being practised as far back as 2330 BC in ancient Egypt.
Modern reflexology is attributed to the work of Eunice Ingham who gave it the name we know it as today. She mapped out reflex points on the feet and hands with corresponding organs, glands and parts of the body.
Reflexology works on the principle that all major organs, glands and body parts are connected through energy pathways called zones. These zones end in reflex points on your feet and hands.
When these energy pathways become congested your body reflects this to you. You may experience physical or emotional symptoms and feelings of discomfort.
You do not need to have a health condition to enjoy reflexology as it provides a wonderful way to de-stress, relax and unwind.
How is reflexology applied?
A reflexologist uses specific techniques of holds and pressures on these reflex points of the feet. Stimulating or relaxing the reflex point to restore the free flow of energy along the pathways (zones). This has a positive effect on all levels, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
For each person the application and effect of the therapy is unique. The aim is to restore the free flow of energy to the whole body. Thus easing tension, promoting relaxation, triggering your body’s natural healing mechanism and returning you to a state of balance and well being.
“We first met Jenny when my husband was recovering from a stroke. Discovering that she did reflexology my husband decided he would like to “give it a try”. That was many years ago in 2006 and he still has his monthly sessions, he enjoys it that much.” Mrs M. Robinson. Darlington
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A study recently published in an oncology journal indicates that reflexology, alongside conventional care, may help to improve health related quality of life for patients of advanced stage breast cancer during chemotherapy and/or hormonal therapy.