is the science that deals with the principle that there are
areas on the feet and hands, which correspond to the major
glands and organs of the body. By using pressure on a specific
area of the foot, an effect will be stimulated on the corresponding
area of the body.
Reflexology is both a science and an art. As a science, it
requires the skill and knowledge of the practitioner. As an
art, it requires the dedication and love of the practitioner.
There are many benefits of reflexology:
· Reflexology reduces stress and induces
people who try reflexology for the first time find it far
more relaxing than a general body massage. During a treatment,
your only requirement is to lie down, face up, with your feet
exposed. There is no rolling over, no fussing around with
towels and sheets -- you stay completely still. This in itself
induces a sense of deep peacefulness. Combined with soft music,
lighting and essential oils, the treatment will be the most
relaxing hour you will have that day! Many people fall asleep
during a treatment, and feel very refreshed on waking.
is much documented on the effects of a stressful life on the
body's health. 75% of illness is said to be stress related.
This can be anything from general headaches, neck and shoulder
tension, colds and 'flu, even through to cardiac illness,
respiratory problems and cancer. Reducing stress is the best
preventative measure one can take.
· Reflexology improves circulation
know that blood carries vital nutrients through the body,
and also carries away toxins and waste products. One of the
symptoms of a stressful life is a decrease in blood circulation.
An improvement in circulation will allow the body to receive
the nutrients carried in blood, and also eliminate the waste
products more effectively.
· Reflexology helps the body remove toxins
than the circulatory system, the body has other methods for
removing waste products (eg. the lymphatic system and the
digestive system). A stressful situation will cause these
systems to operate below par. Reflexology has the effect of
increasing the flow and movement of these systems by helping
to decrease the stress held in the body.
· Reflexology revitalises energy
of us complain of 'low energy' from time to time. It can appear
as an inability to concentrate, a lack of motivation for things
that usually excite us, or a physical feeling of tiredness.
Reflexology, in making us feel better about ourselves, opens
the pathways to increasing the energy levels and renewing
us -- both immediately after the treatment and for several
· Reflexology is preventative health care
all aware of the importance of preventative health care --
"A stitch in time saves nine". Reflexology clients
find they are less susceptible to colds and 'flu, feel generally
more able to cope with stressful situations, and have a broader,
happier outlook. Preventative health care can save a great
deal of time, money and frustration!