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Reflexology

History of Reflexology

Whilst the Art of Reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, this therapy was not introduced to the west until a surgeon Dr William Fitzgerald developed “Zone Therapy”. He believed that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone. In the 1930’s, Eunice Ingram further developed this zone theory into what is known as Reflexology. Her opinion was that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body.

What is Reflexology?

Every organ, structure and system of the body is mirrored in the feet and hands. They are connected through a system of energy (Life force, Chi, Prana) within the body which becomes congested or blocked, causing the body to function less effectively.
Reflexology practitioners seek to relax tension and direct the free flow of energy throughout the body thus encouraging normalisation of bodily functions and capacity for self healing.

Who can it help?
Reflexology is suitable for people of all age groups, from babies to the elderly. It has a great preventative value and is a pleasant way of maintaining health and wellbeing.

Some of the Benefits
Reduces stress
Induces deep relaxation
Improves circulation
Cleanses the body of toxins
Balances the whole system
Revitalizes health care
Stimulates creativity

What happens when I go for a treatment ?

A medical history will be requested on your first treatment and you will be asked to sign a consent form for the treatment. This information will be kept confidential.
Reflexology is a very easy therapy to receive with just the socks and shoes removed and lie back in a recliner. The therapist will apply pressure techniques to feet and lower legs.
You may feel areas of transient discomfort during the treatment, but generally the experience should be relaxing.
Approval for treatment from GP if you have certain conditions