REFLEXOLOGY


What is Reflexology?
How long has Reflexology been around?
Why the feet?
Who can benefit?
Is it harmful?

Energy is the basis of all life and a vital factor in healing. It has long been accepted, especially in Chinese and Eastern medicine, that good health is based on the harmonious flow of energy along pathways that link organs and body parts throughout the body.

The role of a Reflexologist is to restore a state of balance and harmony throughout the entire body by stimulating precise reflex points in the feet using pressure and to clear pathways that have become blocked due to illness, stress or pain. The pressure applied caused physiological changes to take place in the body as the body’s own healing potential is stimulated.

The Reflexologist doesn’t heal – only the body has the ability to do that. Rather, Reflexology helps to balance all the body’s systems, stimulating overactive ones and calming overactive areas. It will not affect those areas functioning normally.

Reflexology works on a number of levels – psychological, physiological and emotional.


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What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a natural therapy using pressure applied to the feet or hands to affress a wide range of conditions and ailments. It also assists in promoting psychological wellbeing and optimum health.


How long has Reflexology been around?

The oldest documentation of Reflexology dates from about 2500-2330 BC.
Early in 20th century Dr. W Fitzgerald developed a method of “zone therapy” and a little later Eunice Ingham identified and mapped out the reflex zones of the feet and was largely responsible for developing what we now call Reflexology.


Why the feet?

When you look at a reflexology chart you will notice that your feet are a perfect mini-map of the whole body. All the organs, glands and body parts of represented in the feet and are laid out in exactly the same arrangement as in the body. The inside curve of your foot even corresponds to the natural curve of your spine. Your hands and feet are regarded as the mirrors of your body.

The feet are remarkably sensitive and receptive, partly because of the 7200 nerve endings and also because we tend to keep them covered up and protected. As our feet are further from our heart it’s where circulation has a tendency to stagnate. Gravity pulls toxins down causing inorganic waste matter to build up in the soles of your feet.


Who can benefit from Reflexology?

Anyone and everyone. There are no boundaries or limitations
Results are also good with children and babies because they are more relaxed and supple and their bodies are highly receptive to therapeutic stimuli.


Is it harmful?

No.

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