Reflexology is a safe, non-invasive treatment – performed on the feet, face and hands – to help restore your body's balance naturally. It is an holistic, complementary therapy which means that it works alongside modern medicine, lifestyle, nutrition and movement to promote physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Reflexology goes back thousands of years to ancient Egypt, India and China, and is now one of the UK’s most popular complementary therapies. The theory is that there are specific reflex points on our feet, face and hands that relate to the major organs and glands of the body via our nervous and energy systems – everything from our brain, to our shoulders, to our digestive system. When we get out of balance – due to things like stress, lifestyle or illness – the resulting imbalances in our body can be detected in these reflex points. In a reflexology treatment, specific pressure, stimulation and soothing techniques are applied to these reflexes, correcting any imbalances in the corresponding areas of the body. So for example, working the foot reflex points for the spine is thought to address imbalances in the back itself.
Experiences of reflexology are vary from person to person, and session to session. With foot reflexology, for example, you may feel like knots are being worked out in the soles of your feet. In the face, you may feel the stress you've been holding in your forehead release. In your hands, you may feel relaxation and more mobility. When working the face, feet and hands my clients often report tingling in the body, feelings of warmth and a sense of feeling lighter.
The main outcome at the end of each treatment is a feeling of deep relaxation. When our body and mind is relaxed, our natural ability to heal and repair is promoted, and we simply function better. With the mind-body connection being so powerful, when our body is working well our mind is too – and vice versa.
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