What is Reflexology?
Many people think that Reflexology is simply a foot rub/ massage, when in fact it is so much more and can have many natural health benefits.
Reflexology is an ancient non-invasive Chinese therapy that has been developed into various methods. It is believed that the body is mapped out on the feet, which have over 50 reflex points. By stimulating these reflex points through massage and other techniques the body’s natural healing abilities are promoted.
Zone Reflexology works on the principle that there are 10 zones throughout the body reaching vertically from the toes to the corresponding fingers and the head. Similar to acupuncture, it is believed that stimulating a particular reflex will effect any organ or gland positioned within that zone. By massaging and stimulating the feet, small amounts of granular deposits can be broken down and removed, thus allowing the energy blockage to be removed and the body to self heal.
How Can Reflexology Help?
Reflexology works on several levels, the main benefit being the relaxation and calming effect it has on the body. This helps on both an emotional and cognitive level to reduce pains, stress and improve your mood and feeling of well-being.
Recipients have reported benefiting in the forms of feeling more relaxed, calmer, improved sleep, improved bowel movements, less migraines, less hormonal and pregnant! (by choice….)
How Often Should I have A Treatment?
Where possible it is advised to have 4-6 weekly sessions, especially for long-standing issues. However this is entirely up to the individual, some people choose weekly, others fortnightly and then a monthly maintenance.
How To Choose A Reflexologist
A qualified reflexologist will be registered with one of the main bodies that govern reflexology. The reflexologist should also have current insurance cover.
This is just an outline, obviously there is a much more scientific explanation of how reflexology works on the anatomy and physiology of the body.