Reflexology is the physical act of applying pressure to certain areas of the feet, which correspond to distant structures and organs in the whole of the human body. Pressure is used to find the tender and nodular areas in the feet, thereby helping the related distant areas of the body to receive energy for healing. Reflexology relies upon the holographic body which is the idea that the body from head to toe is mirrored on the foot itself; the heel being the sacrum, low back, legs and feet, while the toes represent the shoulders, neck, face and brain. With these correlations which are connected by the meridian system, people are able to relieve pain in all areas of the body simply by focusing on the feet.
Reflexology can be used to used to help restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium. This gentle therapy encourages the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance.
Reflexology has been shown to be effective for:
Who can benefit from Reflexology?
Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. While many people use Reflexology as a way of relaxing the mind and body and counteracting stress, at the same time many doctors, consultants and other health care professionals recognize reflexology as a well established, respected and effective therapy.
With ever increasing levels of stress, it is important people take more responsibility for their own health care needs. Reflexology helps us to cope on a physical, mental and emotional level thereby, encouraging us to heal and maintain health in all areas of our lives.