Reflexology works along holistic principles aiming to treat the person as a whole-
mind, body and spirit rather than a diagnosis or set of symptoms. For instance, a physical illness can be emotionally draining, or stress can affect your body as well as the mind.
Reflexology uses a precise technique to stimulates specific reflex (or pressure points) on the hands and feet which correspond to different parts of the body. It is used to reduce stress and improve well-being.
Reflexology is suitable for all ages, from new-born to those receiving end of life care. It is safe and non-intrusive complementary therapy. However, Reflexology is not recommended to pregnant women in the first 12 weeks.
How Can it Help Me?
Everyone may benefit from treatments. Although therapists do not claim to cure or diagnose, Reflexology has been known to be effective for the following:
- Stress and stress related conditions
- Breathing disorders
- Hormonal imbalances
- Pain relief
- Muscular skeletal problems
- Fertility issues
- Pregnancy complications
It has been found to regulate blood pressure, aid the immune system, relax muscles, aid circulation and detoxify the system.
Reflexology can also improve co-operation and co-ordination between the bodily systems. It is a gentle therapy that aims to encourage the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance.