Benefits of Reflexology
• Improves the body’s circulation
• Controls the perception of pain
• Assists in the elimination of waste products from the liver, kidneys and bowel
• Breaks down tension and alleviates stress
• Balances all the organs and structures of the body.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is the holistic understanding, study and practice of treating points and areas in the feet and hands that relate to corresponding parts of the body. Using precise hand and finger techniques, a reflexologist may improve circulation, induce relaxation and enable homeostasis. This encourages the person’s own healing systems to be activated to maintain wellbeing.
Reflexology is based on the principle that reflexes in the foot correspond to all the glands, organs and parts of the body. By stimulating these reflex areas, the treatment directly corrects physical imbalances within the body and indirectly corrects emotional imbalance. Through reflexology, the energy pathways of the body are opened and the body’s immune system is boosted.
Reflexology is aimed at correcting the three negative factors involved in the disease process – congestion, inflammation and tension.
This holistic treatment has had great success in aiding a number of common ailments including arthritis, asthma, infertility problems, insomnia,constipation, circulatory diseases, headaches, lymphedema back pain and much more.
Athletes who have regular reflexology sessions often experience fewer injuries and it has even proved extremely effective in treating colic in infants.
In the field of Oncology an increasing number of consultants are recognizing the benefits of this relaxing and calming therapy, and it is now accepted as standard practice in many Maternity units.
Courses of treatment vary in length, depending in each case on the body’s needs. Long standing problems might require up to 6-8 sessions. A single session will usually last about one hour. Once your body has regained its equilibrium, an occasional treatment will stimulate your immune system and maintain your well-being.