Reflexology is a complementary therapy that works by applying pressure and gentle massage to specific points on the feet and the hands. It is thought that the whole body is mirrored in the feet and that pressure on the feet has an effect on the functioning of the bodily systems. The aim of reflexology is to bring the mind, body and spirit into a state of balance and harmony.
Reflexology dates back thousands of years but was only bought to Britain in the 1960's. Since then, as with lots of other complementary therapies, its use has grown and grown, so much so that nowadays people are using reflexology to complement conventional medicine and as a means of relaxing and harmonising the body in today's fast moving society.
Reflexology works to rebalance the whole body. Many of my clients have reported that reflexology has made definite improvements to their health, whether it be physically, mentally or both, and many still continue to have treatments long after their initial symptoms have subsided.
Reflexology treats the whole person, not just the specific complaint/ailment that is apparent at the time. By treating the whole person, clients find that they experience:
Alongside conventional medical care, reflexology may help to improve quality of life and bring comfort to those living with certain conditions, some of which are listed below:
Digestive disorders, including IBS
Stress related conditions including panic attacks and anxiety
Hormonal Imbalances, including PMS and the menopause
Joint pain/muscular aches and pains
It is usually safe to have Reflexology alongside conventional medicine, but if you are currently having any medical treatment please speak to your GP before booking an appointment.
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