Reflexology is an ancient natural therapy based on the belief that there are reflexes or points on the feet (and hands) which relate to every system and organ of the body.
Reflexology is growing increasingly popular across Europe and Asia as a complement to other treatments. It can help anyone at any age.
There have been some positive indications of the effectiveness of reflexology in research carried out in Denmark and surveys in the UK (British Reflexology Association) in relation to stress, IBS and insomnia. However the body of evidence is not large enough yet to make clinical claims.
The reflexologist uses fingers to apply gentle and systematic pressure to the feet to help restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium
The aim is to improve nerve, blood and energy supplies to every organ and system in the body by easing tensions thus encouraging the body to heal itself at its own pace.
Reflexology treats you as a whole person and does not look at your symptoms in isolation. Although some areas of the feet can be sensitive when they correspond to an imbalance in the body, the treatment is pleasant and relaxing.
Most people experience a feeling of relaxation and well-being after reflexology sessions: it is like a “tuning” of the body
Reflexology is a holistic therapy for:
- the relief of symptoms associated with chronic and acute health problems.
- Reducing stress and anxiety levels and aiding relaxation
- Balancing all systems of the body
- Boosting the immune system
Reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice