Reflexology might seem like a fancy foot massage, but it's so much more than that. It's a therapeutic practice that involves applying pressure to specific points on the feet, hands, and ears, which correspond to different organs and systems in the body.
Reflexologists believe that these points are connected to the body's energy pathways, and by stimulating them, they can promote healing, relaxation, and overall well-being.
Reflexology is suitable for people of all ages and can be a part of a broader health and wellness plan. It primarily focuses on the body's energy flow, using gentle and client-centered approaches.
The treatment is tailored to each individual's needs and may include various pressure techniques, sometimes combined with aromatherapy or other complementary therapies.
Here's a closer look at what Reflexology can offer:
Feeling stressed out? Reflexology can help calm the mind and body, providing a natural way to reduce stress and promote relaxation.
Dealing with headaches, back pain, or other discomforts? Reflexology can target specific pain points, offering relief and supporting the body's natural healing process.
Struggling with digestive issues? Reflexology can help stimulate digestive functions, alleviating symptoms like bloating or constipation.
Want to strengthen your immune system? Reflexology can help enhance the body's natural defenses, keeping you healthier overall.
Facing hormonal imbalances? Reflexology can work to regulate hormonal functions, supporting issues like menstrual irregularities or menopausal symptoms.
Looking for a natural detox? Reflexology can aid in the body's detoxification process, helping to cleanse and rejuvenate.
Pregnant and seeking some relief? Reflexology can provide comfort and support during pregnancy, always under the guidance of a trained professional.
Curious to give Reflexology a try? Qualified reflexologists are available in many areas, and a consultation is usually the first step to understanding if the treatment is right for you.
Some health insurance plans may cover Reflexology treatments, so it's worth checking with your provider.
Further information about Reflexology can be found through professional reflexology associations and regulatory bodies in your area.
Reflexology is more than just a foot rub; it's a holistic approach to health that can complement other healthy lifestyle choices. Whether you're dealing with specific health issues or simply seeking relaxation and balance, Reflexology might be a soothing and revitalizing path to a healthier you. It's not just about the feet; it's about connecting with the whole body and promoting overall wellness.
Ivy qualified as an Original Ingham Method Reflexologist with the International Institute of Reflexology in 1998. She has also undertaken further study in advanced reflexology techniques, maternity reflexology and meridians in reflexology.
Reflexology is a science which deals with the principle that there are reflex areas on the hands and feet which correspond with all the glands, organs and parts of the body. It is a unique method of using the thumbs and fingers on these reflex areas.
Relaxation of mind and body are the main outcomes of this therapy, which in turn helps both to work to their optimum level. It helps to settle your mind and ease out your body.
Erika Read UGNSR MAR
Prénom graduated from the Northern school of Reflexology in 1996, she is a member of the Association of Reflexologists; the largest independent professional organisation in the UK.
Reflexology is a pressure technique that works on precise ‘reflex points’ on the feet which correspond, to different parts of the body.
It is a complementary therapy, which works on the feet to help to heal the whole person not just the prevailing symptoms. Reflexology is suitable for all ages and can bring relief from a wide range of health problems. In particular it has been shown to be effective for back pain, migraine, fertility, arthritis, sleep disorders, hormonal disturbances, sports injuries and digestive disorders.
Increasingly, doctors and health care professionals, as well as Premiership football teams and elite athletes recognise reflexology as a well established, respected and effective therapy.
Over 13 years of full time professional practise and postgraduate training have shown Anne that reflexology is a gentle but highly potent and enjoyable therapy.