This ancient technique directly stimulates the nervous system through the application of gentle yet firm pressure to acupressure points – primarily in the feet – which correspond to glands, organs and muscles throughout the body, promoting healing in these areas.
Reflexology is a deeply relaxing and therapeutic treatment. It is based on the ancient Chinese theory that in a healthy body, energy is flowing freely – and if that energy becomes obstructed, then illness may result.
Reflexology works on the principle that the feet mirror the body. All the organs, systems and glands of the body have a corresponding area on the feet, known as reflex points. A reflexologist knows how to stimulate the reflex points in order to treat the corresponding body part.
Reflexology is a holistic treatment which works on your mind, body and spirit as a whole, rather than treating just one specific area. For instance, if you are suffering from stress, you may experience headaches and tension pain.
Likewise, a physical condition can be emotionally draining. Reflexology aims to redress the energy balance in your body and mind as a whole, which many believe to be more effective than working directly on just one area.
Reflexology can help to treat a number of conditions, including:
- Joint pain
- Breathing disorders
- Digestive problems
- Fertility issues
- Headaches and migraines
- Hormonal imbalances
- Sleep disorders
- Stress and anxiety