Reflexology works on the principle that there are reflex points in the hands and feet, which relate to all organs, glands and parts of the body. When these points are stimulated, messages are sent along nerve pathways causing a response in the corresponding area. Where there is imbalance in the body, granules can be detected under the skin. During a reflexology treatment these areas of congestion are worked on, enabling fresh oxygenated blood to flow more smoothly to the affected areas. The body is thus in a better position to heal itself.
Reflexology is a holistic therapy, i.e. it is used as a method to treat the whole body and help it re-achieve internal balance. It is totally safe for people of all ages and conditions of health. It induces a feeling of general relaxation. It aids restful sleep, a great healer, and promotes a general state of well-being. Regular sessions are recommended to gain the maximum benefit from the treatment.
If clients are receiving reflexology alone, they remain clothed apart from their feet, however I often use reflexology in conjunction with therapeutic massage and craniosacral therapy.
Specific benefits of regular Reflexology include:
- Helps with fertility issues, men and women
- Helps balance hormones
- Relieves stress and helps with depression
- Can help with a wide range of acute and chronic conditions