Reflexology is the study and practice of working reflexes in the hands and feet that corresponds to all parts of the body. All parts of the body are reflected on the feet or hands and by using specific hand and finger techniques on these reflex points it is possible to relieve stress, improve circulation and reestablish normalization or homeostasis / balance to the body. Once this has been achieved this activates the body’s own self healing systems and restores natural balance to mind body and soul.
When we are stressed our body’s defenses break down and we become more susceptible to illness and disease. Reflexology reduces stress by generating deep tranquil relaxation, helping the body balance itself and allowing healing energy to flow. This induced relaxation also improves sleep patterns.
Blood needs to flow freely throughout the body carrying oxygen and nutrients to all the cells and removing the waste products of metabolism and other toxins. By reducing stress and tension, reflexology allows the cardiovascular vessels to conduct the flow of blood naturally and easily.
Stimulated Nerve Function
By stimulating more than 7,000 nerves in the feet, reflexology encourages the opening and clearing of neural pathways allowing nerve impulses to travel more easily to and from the brain thus improving concentration.
Improved Immune System
Reflexology stimulates the lymphatic system thus reducing risk of infection. It cleanses the body of toxins and impurities and also stimulates the production of endorphins, leading to an improved immune system and sense of well-being.
Reflexology revitalises energy throughout the body by relaxing and opening up energy pathways.
Improved Digestive function
It improves digestion and absorption by relaxing the muscles of the digestive system and by improving peristalsis.
Balances reproductive/endocrine imbalances
It has been found to be very beneficial in correcting hormonal imbalances in particular reproductive/endocrine issues.
Reflexology can assist in conditions such as:
- Back Problem
- Blood Pressure
- Bowel Disorders
- Frozen shoulder
- Gynecological Disorders
- Hay Fever
- Knee Problems
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscle Tension
- Neck Problems
- Hormonal Problems
- Respiratory Problems
- Stress Disorders
- Thyroid Imbalance
It is not necessary to have a specific ailment to benefit from a reflexology session. You may just want some space and time to relax, or just want to feel pampered.