What Is Reflexology?
The art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China. Reflexology is a holistic approach to health. It rebalances our ‘chi’ energy which given our modern day lives, is typically out of balance. The life force of ‘chi’ energy flows and circulates from one organ to another and it must be able to flow freely for good physical and spiritual health
Reflexology is a holistic approach to health which is used to bring out deep relaxation and encourage the body’s natural healing process. This is done by stimulating pressure points on either the hands or feet which are believed to be linked to specific nerves, glands, parts and systems of the body.
The reflexologist will work from pre-defined hand of foot maps in order to stimulate areas that are specific to their ailments to alleviate symptoms. Reflexology does not claim to cure disease or syndromes however there is much evidence supporting the effectiveness of it helping clients immensely, particularly in the fact that it helps to create a sense of balance and calm.
Benefits of Reflexology
Reflexology does not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Reflexology is a very individual treatment which is tailored to you as a whole person, taking into account both physical and non-physical factors that might be affecting your wellbeing.
Some of the benefits of reflexology include its ability to stimulate nerve function, increases energy, boosts circulation, induces a deep state of relaxation, eliminates toxins, stimulates the central nervous system.
- It can also help to support
- Increased immunity
- Improved energy levels
- Improve sleep patterns
- Reduce and ease stress and anxiety
- Pain relief
- Circulation stimulation
- Can improves chances of conceiving naturally
- Eases pregnancy, delivery and postpartum effects
- Reduced blood pressure
- Sinus/congestion relief
- May reduce IBS symptom patterns
- Can work alongside patients in palliative care