Reflexology is an ancient form of healing which dates back thousands of years. In the 1930’s an american physiotherapist called Eunice Ingham developed the practice and it has become a very popular and proven treatment, widely recognised by GPs and other medical professionals.
How Does Reflexology Work?
Reflexology is based on the theory that the feet are a mirror of the whole body, and the reflex areas on the feet correspond to specific organs, glands and areas of the body, for example, the tips of toes correspond to the head, the ball of the foot to the chest area, and so on. It is believed that applying pressure to these reflex areas can have health benefits.
What are the Benefits?
Reflexology is useful to promote deep relaxation, helping to relieve tension and lower stress levels. It can improve sleep, improve mood and increase a sense of well-being.
By releasing stress, reflexology can help the body heal and regenerate itself.
A reflexology treatment is 60 minutes in length and the usual course of treatment is 4-6 sessions, although this will depend on your needs. Treatments take place at my home, or at your home for a small extra charge.
Please note that reflexology is recommended as a complementary therapy and should not replace medical treatment.