Some people simply enjoy Reflexology for relaxation purposes and to maintain good health through regular sessions. It can be fantastically relaxing, rejuvenating, and energizing.
For others, it’s where they turn for a natural, drug-free alternative in this increasingly toxic world. A relaxed body is able to heal itself more quickly. Therefore, when faced with health concerns, many find that Reflexology is just what they are looking for to promote good health. It can improve circulation and stimulate the lymphatic system when facing an acute or a chronic condition. Or it can help to lessen pain, swelling and inflammation after an injury.
Reflexology is a holistic therapy in which pressure is applied to acupressure points (reflexes) on the feet and hands. These reflexes connect to specific areas of the body via nerve pathways and electromagnetic channels of energy called meridians.
Gently stimulating these reflex points with the thumb and fingers can relieve stress and tension, improve circulation, and encourage the body to heal. All areas of the feet are included so the experience is holistic - the body is treated as a whole, not as a selection of symptoms.
Reflexology is a fascinating science because it is based on physiological and neurological study, but it is also an art because much depends on how skillfully the therapist applies his or her knowledge.
When stress is a normal part of your day, reflexology can promote relaxation and boost your physical and mental state. With 75% of illness being stress related, we are becoming increasingly aware of how our demanding lives can impact our health. Reflexology can greatly help to alleviate the effects of stress by inducing deep relaxation, allowing the nervous system to function normally. It encourages the body's natural healing abilities and helps brings the body back into balance.