What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a hands on massage practice, often done on the feet. It can also be done on hands, ears and faces. 

Reflexology works on the theory that we have energy pathways running through our bodies and that we can send energy to all the organs and systems of the body by applying pressure techniques to the "reflex points" on the extremities, i.e. the feet, hands or face.

It is an ancient therapy, thought to have origins in ancient Egypt and China, going back thousands of years.

It started to become more known in Britain in the 1960's and is now a growing complementary therapy. Many medical professionals recognise the place of reflexology alongside traditional medicine, to complement any other necessary treatments.

HOW CAN REFLEXOLOGY HELP ME?

If you've been struggling with a long term condition, such as pain, skin conditions or sleep problems for instance, reflexology could be the answer you've been looking for.

As unconscious muscle tensions or thought patterns are released, and the body systems are supported by the flow of energy, the resulting flow and balance can have miraculous effects on troubling symptoms.

Reflexology is thought to help alleviate;

tiredness,

sleeping problems,

skin conditions,

pain in joints or muscles,

anxiety,

allergies,

digestive disorders

and anything that is made worse by stress.

As the wonderful, calming and yet energising reflexology helps to release tensions and clear energy pathways, you may find it's the breakthrough you've been looking for.

It is also an ideal way to make sure you have time to "rest and digest", rather then always being on "high alert". This alone is essential for good health and happiness.


POSSIBLE HEALING REACTIONS CAN SOMETIMES OCCUR AFTER ANY MASSAGE THERAPY


This is because muscles that were tense have now relaxed and toxins are released into the blood stream. Drinking plenty of water will minimise the chance of a healing reaction, such as a headache or nausea.  

If ever you become worried about any symptoms, please contact your doctor. However, I'm available for any questions about healing reactions too.

 

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