What is Reflexology!
Reflexology is based on the theory that reflexes on the foot, lower leg, face or ears and hands correspond to different areas of the body. It is a non-intrusive, holistic complementary therapy.
The origins of Reflexology reach back into ancient Egypt (circa 2,330 B.C.), as evidenced by inscriptions found in the tomb of the Pharaoh's physician Ankmahor in Egypt. There are also connections with acupressure in China, Indian medicine and Native American Cherokee tribes. (To this day Reflexology is still used to treat common conditions and relieve pain in many Native American tribes.)
The History of Reflexology
In Europe, aspects of Reflexology started to appear with the discovery of "Zone Therapy", created by Dr William Fitzgerald (Head of the Nose and Throat Department in Central London in 1902) who studied Native Americans. Fitzgerald influenced Dr Joseph Riley, who in turn taught his method of reflexology to his massage therapist, Eunice Ingham. She is known as the mother of modern Reflexology and her maps and technique are the basis of present day Reflexology treatments.
What could it do for you?
My clients come for a variety of reasons. Some come once a month to maintain their current good health, when the emphasis is on relaxation or to reduce the stresses of modern life. Other clients come specifically to address a particular health issue. Whatever their reason, they know that Reflexology can help:
* Relieve stress and anxiety
* Relieve tension generated by a variety of conditions
* Aid sleep
* Leave you feeling relaxed
* Improve your mood
As a complementary therapy it can be used in conjunction with care received from GPs, hospitals and hospices.
What Benefits Can Be Expected?
Well, improved wellbeing improves the frame of mind, increases happiness and positivity and helps with relationships. It's not just simply the absence of illness.
In an age when we are told that 75% - 80% of medical conditions are believed to be stress-related, managing your stress levels can have a huge impact on your health and wellbeing.
You will have a one to one treatment with someone who supports you as a whole person in order to promote your wellbeing.
A treatment usually lasts for about 1 hour, slightly longer for the first session as that will include a consultation when we can discuss your medical history. This will help determine the best treatment plan for you.
Whichever reflexology treatment you choose, you should leave feeling totally relaxed and wondering why you had never tried Reflexology before!!!!