Reflexology is a non-invasive holistic and safe form of healing. It is an ancient technique which was used by the early Egyptians, Chinese, Japanese, Indians and Russians and its use dates back over 4000 years.
It is a specific type of massage which involves applying steady, even pressure to the reflexes of the feet – activating dynamic healing and relaxation to all parts of the body.
It is one of the oldest and most effective methods of encouraging health and balance for the whole body. Its therapeutic effects include reducing stress, inducing deep relaxation, improving circulation, cleansing the body of toxins, balancing the whole system, revitalisation and strengthening of the immune system.
Reflexology is a pleasant yet powerful form of deep relaxation with many health benefits as it helps to cleanse the body of negative thoughts, emotions and toxins. Although reflexology cannot prevent the stresses that occur in life, it can help improve our coping mechanism thereby making us more relaxed and restoring a sense of well-being. After experiencing reflexology, a state of inner peace is usually experienced, offering much-needed respite from the chaos that everyday life has to offer. Regular reflexology treatments help keep you feeling rejuvenated and re-energized.
Reflexologists believe that the foot is a micro-representation, or map, of the whole body, with points on the foot corresponding to organs, bones, muscles, and systems of the body. By the use of precise pressure, with the thumb/fingertips, on these specific points called reflexes - it is believed that the nerve impulses triggered (electrochemical nerve impulse) are conducted to the central nervous system - linked to the autonomic nervous system, via a 'reflex action'.