What is Reflexology?
Reflexology works on the principle that there are reflex areas on the feet and hands that correspond to all the organs, glands and parts of the body. Reflexology is a unique method of using the thumb and fingers on these areas. It's aim is to stimulate the body's own healing mechanisms and encourage your own body to do the healing! It is an holistic therapy that treats the whole person, not just their presenting symptoms.
Where the body is imbalanced due to ill health or general day to day stress, reflexology will help bring it back to balance and help the body achieve homeostasis by increasing underactivity and decreasing overactivity in your body and mind. The gentle targeted pressure applied to the feet or hands stimulates and encourages the body's natural healing mechanisms, boosting blood supply and unblocking nerve impulses and areas of congestion or stagnation. Once unblocked, the energy pathways in your body can flow freely again, helping you restore and achieve optimum health.
It is a deeply relaxing complementary therapy that is effective in the management of ailments such as stress, tension, digestive problems, migraines, hormone imbalances and insomnia to name a few! It is a therapy intended to be used alongside conventional medical care not instead of, and does not claim to cure, treat or diagnose. I would always recommend you seek the help of a trained healthcare professional first if you have an unexplained or untreated health condition.