about reflexology

what is it?

Reflexology is an ancient method of natural healing known thousands of years ago by the Chinese, Indian and the Egyptian civilisations. Gentle pressure is applied to reflex points on the feet, which correspond to all the organs and parts of the body.

Whilst working on these reflexes areas, imbalances can be detected and by treating these areas, tensions are eased, circulation and elimination of toxins are improved; this gentle therapy encourages the body to heal at its own pace, bringing back balance and consequently better health.
Reflexology is a deeply relaxing therapy and once good health is re-established, an excellent preventative therapy.
The application of the therapy is tailored to the person’s individual needs depending on the persons health and response.

the history

Reflexology is an ancient method of natural healing known thousands of years ago by the Chinese, Indian and the Egyptian civilisations. It was rediscovered in the last century by an American surgeon, Dr. William Fitzgerald.

Its main premise is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person’s general health.

For example, reflexology holds that a specific spot in the arch of the foot corresponds to the bladder point. When a reflexology practitioner uses thumbs or fingers to apply appropriate pressure to this area, it affects bladder functioning.

extent of use

Although reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure health disorders, millions of people around the world use it to complement other treatments when addressing conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis.

popularity

Reflexology is growing increasingly popular across Europe and Asia as both a complement to other treatments and as a preventive measure. One example is Denmark, where various municipalities and companies have employed reflexologists since the early ’90s.

According to several studies, this practice in Denmark has resulted in reduced sick leave and absenteeism (and significant economic savings for the employers). Employees have consistently reported complete or partial improvement in conditions where they sought reflexologists’ help and even relief for additional problems related to stress.

In one municipal district, almost one-third of the employees reported greater satisfaction with their jobs after completing six sessions with a reflexologist.

symptoms that may indicate you need reflexology

Some of the conditions that clients present include:-
Anxiety
Back problems
Migraines
Sinusitis
Asthma
Arthritis
Cystitis
Menstrual & menopausal problems
Problems conceiving
Digestive disorders such as constipation and IBS
Insomnia
Fatigue
Panic attacks and many other stress related disorders