Reflexology is a wonderful treatment which treats the body holistically. The idea is that every part of the body is mapped on the feet and that by applying pressure to reflex points on the feet you are in fact working that part of the body. Reflexology is a great way of fine tuning our incredibly complex bodies. About 7,000 nerves are stimulated in just one reflexology treatment. The stress of every day life affects each and every one of us in different ways. Some medical experts now say that 85% of illnesses/disorders are triggered by stress.
The main benefits of Reflexology include:
Induces deep relaxation
- Reduces stress
- Improves circulation
- Helps to eliminate toxins
- Increases energy levels
Since reflexology helps reduce stress levels it may also help with various stress related conditions, some examples are insomnia, fertility, digestive problems, headaches/migraines, hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, menopause, muscular problems, skin disorders, aches and pains. For more information visit the Association of Reflexologists at www.aor.org.uk.
The reflexology treatment begins with some massage and loosening of the feet and lower leg. I then do the actual reflexology, the technique is referred to as walking the fingers or thumbs across the feet and ankles. I finish the treatment with more feet and lower leg massage.
For more details on Reflexology, please contact me.