What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a long-established principle believed to have originated from Egypt and China around 5,000 years ago. It is both old and new. Today many of these same techniques have been developed into a modern scientific method called reflexology.
What joins the ancients and the moderns is the long-established principle that there are reflex areas in the feet that correspond to all the major organs, glands and body parts. The whole body is mapped out on the feet and working on them stimulates more than 7,000 nerves and encourages the opening and closing of neural pathways, promoting good health and well-being.
What are the benefits?
Some of the benefits of a Reflexology treatment include the following:
- improves circulation; cleanses the body of toxins and impurities
- balances the whole system
- revitalizes energy
- boosts the immune system and reduces stress
- prevents health issues from escalating
Studies have shown Reflexology to be effective in the treatment of many different symptoms and the following are just an example:
- Hot flushes and Menopausal symptoms
- Respiratory Ailments
- Hormonal/Fertility imbalances
- Digestive Issues
- Pain Management
Whilst Reflexology is most commonly used on the feet, the theory of Reflexology can also apply to the face. Facial reflexology focuses on Reflex (pressure) points on the face, which help stimulate the body’s healing mechanisms and helps improve circulation and nerve conduction, encouraging the release of toxins from the body via the lymphatic system.
Everyone can benefit from reflexology – women, men, children and the elderly.