Reflexology is a complementary therapy that works on the feet or hands enabling the body to heal itself. It is an ancient therapy with its roots going back to Ancient Egypt and China. The theory is that following illness, stress, injury or disease, the body is in a state of “imbalance”, and that vital energy pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology may be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium and encourage healing.
Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. It aims to provide a sense of deep relaxation thereby reducing stress and relieving stress related conditions, migraines, hormone imbalances, sleep disorders, for those trying to start a family and during pregnancy. Reflexology also assists the body in producing endorphins or “feel good hormones” and can help to eliminate toxins, strengthen the immune system and give an all over sense of well being. After having completed a course of reflexology treatments for a specific condition, many people find it beneficial to continue to have occasional treatments to maintain health and well-being.
Many people use reflexology as a way of relaxing the mind and body, some doctors, consultants and other health care professionals recognise reflexology as a well established, respected and effective therapy.
Reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.