Reflexology

14 August 2018

What is Reflexology? 

Reflexology is a natural Holistic therapy, practised on the feet and hands (there are over 7,000 nerve endings in the foot). The Reflexologist uses their fingers, thumbs and hands to gently apply pressure to the feet or hands. This is not ticklish or in any way painful it is relaxing and comforting.

It is a complementary therapy to orthodox medicine that helps return the patient to good health and at reab is used alongside Physiotherapy, Pilates and massage.

 

How does it work? 

Reflexology is based on the findings that there are points on the feet that correspond to all the organs, cells and tissues found within our body. (The Reflex)

Stimulation at one area of the body has a response to another area of the body.

The pressure applied stimulates these points and unblocks and balances, restoring good health.

The energy flows in Zones or Meridians throughout the body. These run the length of the body from head to toe.

There are several stages in reflex

  • Relaxation
  • Cleansing/repair
  • Strengthening/Nourishing
  • Restoring of energy

Working on the parasympathetic nervous system will relax the client and gives the body time to heal and return to balance.

 

What can it help with?

Reflexology works on all systems and organs, from cells, tissues, muscle and bones by encouraging deep relaxation - studies show 75% of disease is stress related.

 

What conditions can Reflexology help?

  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Headaches
  • Back pain/ Sciatica
  • IBS
  • Skin conditions
  • Sinus problems
  • Allergies
  • Pregnancy (helps with overall health, constipation, water retention, back pain and calms the mother to be).

 

After a session of Reflexology

You will be left feeling deeply relaxed and calm. This state of relaxation improves after each session.  It is always preferable to make sure you can go home and carry on relaxing to let the body carry on healing, rather than rushing back to work. 

This calm feeling usually remains for a few days.  The relaxation and positive energy leaves you feeling balanced mentally and physically that can promote healing.

Give it a try - a whole hour of complete relaxation!