Reflexology is a specific pressure technique that works on precise reflex points on the hands or feet, based on the principle that these reflex points correspond to particular organs, glands and structures in the body.
By stimulating these reflex point we bring about a state of deep relaxation, stimulate the body's own healing process and help the person return to a state of balance and well-being.
The history of Reflexology begins back in ancient civilisations across the world. The earliest evidence comes from the tomb of an Egyptian physician, dated 2500BC.
In the early 1900s, influenced by Sir Charles Sherrington (Nobel prize-winner for medicine), Dr. William Fitzgerald discovered that by applying pressure on certain parts of the body it would have a numbing effect on another part of the body. This work was continued and refined into what we know today as Reflexology.
How may Reflexology help you?
Following illness, stress, injury or disease, the body is in a state of "imbalance" and vital energy pathways become blocked. This prevents the body from functioning effectively. By working with the body's own natural resources, Reflexology can help restore its natural equilibrium and encourages healing.
Conditions for which people commonly seek reflexology include:
- Back pain and sciatica
- General aches and pains
- Migraine and headache
- Hayfever and sinus problems
- Chronic infections
- Anxiety and depression
- Constipation and IBS
- Menopausal symptoms
- Unexplained infertility