Reflexology has ancient roots in Egypt, India and China. We know that people practiced and valued reflexology. In the West it appears that we forgot this powerful medicine for quite some time...
It wasn't until the 1920's that some pioneering Doctors and a woman called Eunice Ingham began to chart what we now call 'Reflexology'.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology involves a gentle but firm pressure applied to different reflex points on the feet, hands or face. In a treatment it is usually the feet that are worked. Each reflex has a connection to an organ or system in the body. In this way the feet become a map to the entire body.
The treatment is deeply relaxing and clients usually report improved sleeping, better digestive function and overall well being. Reflexology seeks to support the body in maintaining it’s natural balance.
Reflexology can support a healthy lifestyle.
It can also be used to help with a wide range of health problems. Very specific areas of the body can be targeted in a session. If a client is suffering with back problems the whole spine can be worked, equally for emotional or hormonal issues the endocrine system can be very efficiently stimulated and so on. At the start of a reflexolgy session you are encouraged to discuss what areas of the body you need help with. If you keep quiet, you will be surprised by what a good reflexologist can tell about your health just by working with your feet!
As the treatment is holistic it is impossible to draw up a definitive list . Many conditions will benefit from this treatment which seeks to relax, energise and maximise the bodies own healing capacity.
Just some of the issues which may be supported by reflexology include;
Insomnia, Depression, Back and Neck pain, Fatigue, Menstrual and Menopausal issues, Anxiety, IBS, Digestive issues, Emotional problems, Fertility issues, Arthritis
…and much more.