Reflexology

Reflexology is a type of massage and pressure applied to specific points on the hands and more usually, the feet. The reflex points within the foot relate directly to an area of the body, with the right foot corresponding with the right side and the left foot, the left side of the body.

What is Reflexology?

This treatment has been used for thousands of years and is believed to allow the practitioner to treat the body as a whole because the the whole of the body is represented on the feet. It was introduced in the form we know now in the 1920's using the theory of zone therapy.

What are the Benefits of Reflexology?

Reflexology does not claim to be a 'cure-all' form of treatment. Successes are however seen regularly with conditions such as migraines, breathing problems, hormone imbalances, sinus problems, digestive and circulatory issues, back pain and stress.

It is not known exactly how reflexology is thought to work, although the theories of its practitioners state that the body contains a life force known as Qi which can become blocked. Reflexology is thought to clear these blockages. The release of endorphin's and increase in lymphatic flow are also thought to be benefits

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