is a form of therapy based on the principle that all parts of the body
are linked to reflexes in the feet and hands. The practitioner stimulates
reflexes on the feet or hands which correspond to other parts of the
body. This stimulates the bodies own healing abilities by unblocking
energy pathways and increasing circulation. It helps to remove toxins
from the body and stimulate the immune system.
Reflexology promotes deep relaxation and is a particularly effective
therapy against many of today’s illnesses that are related to
stress and nervous tension e.g. sinusitis, asthma, headaches, back problems,
aches and pains etc. Reflexology is a natural and drugless therapy.
It does not treat any disorder in isolation; all problems/ ailments
are targeted as part of the whole treatment.
The art of Reflexology is an ancient one. It is known from wall-paintings
that the Egyptians practised it as early as 2300 B.C., although the
Chinese are believed to have used Reflexology earlier than this. In
the early twentieth century William Fitzgerald, an American ear, nose
and throat specialist, rediscovered reflexology and developed ‘Reflex
Zone Therapy’. In the 1930’s Eunice Ingham picked up where
Dr. Fitzgerald left off and developed the basis for what is now known
is a treatment like ?
practitioner will massage reflexes on the feet (sometimes on the hands
if necessary). There may be some discomfort on particular reflexes which
correspond to problem areas of the body. Overall the treatment is very
soothing and relaxing.
Most treatments last about 45 minutes. The first treatment is longer
since it includes taking a medical history of the client. Most appointments
are for one hour. The number of treatments vary according to the condition.