Reflexology is a treatment for activating the abilities within the body to naturally enhance the immune system and activate the self- healing mechanisms.
This therapy induces deep relaxation and reduces stress. Treatments allow the improvement of blood circulation as well as the lymphatic, excretory and integumentary systems, allowing the whole body to function more efficiently.
Reflexology uses anatomical knowledge in combination with skilful manipulation, by applying deep and light pressure over the complex network of nerves travelling through the entire human body and ending in the feet.
Reflexology is considered both a science and an art.
The science requires careful study, faithful practice, sound knowledge of the anatomy and its function and skilful practice. As one of the healing arts, with knowledge, skill and technique, this therapy yields great results.
Preventative health care is becoming more important as we realise the implications of long-term stress and fatigue and its knock-on effect on our immune system. We are becoming more aware of the importance of diet, exercise, lifestyle and looking after our health generally. Very few of us can perform at our best if we are tired and sluggish. Reflexology helps to restore mental alertness and by reducing tensions in the body and mind, it allows us to calm the mind. This gives us the freedom to think our best thoughts, come up with our best ideas and deal with our most difficult tasks with clarity.
From ancient texts, illustrations and artefacts, we know that the early Chinese, Japanese, Indians, Russians and Egyptians worked on the feet to promote health.
In the early twentieth century, Dr. William Fitzgerald an American ear, nose and throat specialist developed the modern zone therapy of the human body.
This is not too dissimilar to the Chinese concept of meridians of the body.
In the 1930’s Eunice Ingham, a physiotherapist, used zone therapy in her work with patients. She based her theory that the zones ran through the entire body and could be accessed most responsively through the feet because of their sensitivity. By taking this concept forward, she eventually mapped the entire body onto the feet. Thus reflexology was born.
The benefits of Reflexology
60 minutes £50.00