Reflexology is a specialized of massage applied to the feet and is used as a of therapy and relaxation. The feet reflect the body’s healing forces and these can be stimulated through applied pressure to specific reflex points. As a result, the body is left feeling revitalised and the normal flow of energy is restored and maintained. Reflexology can be used to treat:
Benefits: The clearing of energy pathways enables the organs and glands to function properly bestowing a feeling of rejuvenation to the body and mind.
Whilst the art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, this therapy was not introduced to the West until Dr William Fitzgerald developed 'Zone therapy'. He believed that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone.
In the 1930's, Eunice Ingham further developed this zone theory into what is known as reflexology. Her opinion was that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body.
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. The best way to find out is to try it!
The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually, after a treatment your tension may be reduced and you might feel relaxed. You might also notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improving. You may also find that other aspects improve too; however, this happens on an individual basis.
Reflexology at Billesley nr Moseley South Birmingham with the Merdian Centre