Reflexology is a gentle, non-invasive complementary therapy that works on the feet or hands to encourage the body to heal itself.
If you have been ill or injured, under stress, or if you are suffering from a chronic condition, your body will be in a state of imbalance. Vital energy pathways will be blocked and, in short, your body will be unable to function efficiently.
Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium and encourage healing.
Congestion or tension in a particular part of the body is mirrored in congestion or tension in a particular part of the foot. The sensitive, trained hands of a reflexologist can detect tiny deposits and imbalances in the feet. By working on these areas of the feet, the reflexologist can release blockages and restore the free flow of energy to the whole body.
The way the therapy is applied, and the effect it will have on the body, are unique to each individual client. But normally tensions in the body will ease, and circulation and elimination will improve. Reflexology can often counteract a lifetime of neglect.
Who can benefit from Reflexology?
Since Reflexology treats the whole person, not just the symptoms of disease, most people benefit from treatment. Reflexology may be an effective treatment for:
- Back and muscular pain
- Migraine / headaches
- Irregular periods
- Sleep disorders / insomnia
- Hormonal imbalances
- Sports injuries
- Digestive disorders
- Respiratory disorders
- Menopausal symptoms
- Stress-related conditions
… and many more
Reflexology can assist the body in producing endorphins or “feel good hormones” and may help to eliminate toxins, strengthen the immune system and give an all over sense of well being.
Reflexology acts as a complement to conventional medical diagnosis and treatment. It may help with a wide range of both acute and chronic conditions, and is suitable for children and adults. With the development of babyreflex, infants as young as four weeks can benefit from treatment.
An ever increasing number of people from all walks of life are turning to this safe, natural therapy as a way of relaxing, balancing and harmonising the body.
After having completed a course of reflexology treatments for a specific condition, many people find it beneficial to continue to have regular treatments to maintain health and well-being.
Many people use Reflexology as a way of relaxing the mind and body, some doctors, consultants and other health care professionals recognise Reflexology as a well established, respected and effective therapy.
Some private health insurance plans will pay for Reflexology treatments if the Reflexologist is registered with the AOR. Every health insurance plan offers varying contributions to the treatments so please refer to your policy for details.
Reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.