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What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and even in the ears. The reflexes in the feet, hands and ears correspond to each organ and other parts of the body. Stimulating these reflexes properly can help many health problems in a natural way.

Reflexology has a stress reducing effect as well as other physiological effects. Reflexology is a serious advance in the health field and should not be confused with massage.

A brief History of Reflexology....

Although the idea that the feet bear a map of the body was rediscovered and developed earlier this century in America. The origins of Reflexology were influenced by Ancient civilizations. An Egyptian wall painting from circa 2300 suggests that Reflexology was being practised there at the time.

What is involved in a Reflexology Treatment?

Reflexology is the applying of pressure with the corner of the thumb or sometimes the index finger to the reflex points on the body i.e. the foot. Pressure is applied to a specific point or moving over an area of the foot. Tender reflexes are worked on with lighter or no pressure according to the patients threshold.

Advanced Techniques such as VRT (Vertical Reflex Therapy) incorporate the use of knuckles as well as fingers and thumbs in this treatment.

What can a Reflexologist Treat?

Reflexologists treat the whole body. Nothing is treated in isolation making it a truly holistic treatment. Reflexologists do not diagnose or prescribe but through the treatment on the feet work to bring the body into balance. The result of this balancing effect is that the various complaints may be eased.

Reflexology works to balance the system and not to cure. For this reason it is an ideal treatment for those whose lifestyle is full of tensions to help them to relax and unwind. Reflexology therefore assists in the prevention of many stress related conditions.

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