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About Reflexology

Reflexology is a gentle, non-invasive therapy based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears that correspond to every organ, gland and part of the body. It is a whole body treatment - not just a foot massage.

In a reflexology treatment, pressure is exerted on these reflexes by the thumbs and fingers, combining this with massage and joint mobilization techniques. It encourages improved circulation and restores the body's natural balance. People who have not yet experienced the healing benefits and immense pleasure of reflexology find it hard to believe that something so enjoyable can be so good for you!

Through the relaxation of reflexology sessions the body will be able to restore itself to balance. When we are stressed our body's defenses break down and we become more susceptible to illness and disease. Reflexology reduces stress by generating deep tranquil relaxation, helping the body balance itself and allowing healing energy to flow. When a body is in balance it allows for healing on physical, mental and spiritual levels.

Benefits of Reflexology

Reflexology can be used as a complementary therapy for many medical conditions. It can help reduce symptoms such as headaches, body aches, anxiety and digestive problems that arise in many medical conditions. Some of the many benefits include:

Stress Relief - Whether you suffer from insomnia, migraines, digestive problems or fatigue, the root of many health problems can be linked to stress caused by our own hectic lifestyles, including emotional, physical or environmental factors; It is almost completely unavoidable. Under the influence of prolonged stress the body is less capable of fighting illness. Reflexology counteracts the effects of stress by promoting relaxation and bringing balance to the body.

Muscle Relaxation - Many factors can cause muscle tension: too much time sitting in one position, lifting heavy objects, working out with weights or emotional issues are just a few. Whatever the source, when muscles become tense and over stressed the energy in our body is thrown out of balance. The nerve pathways which connect muscles to the rest of the body become congested. This can result in pain, fatigue, irritability or even more stress. Reflexology stimulates nerve endings in the feet to release the energy, relax muscles and restore physical harmony.

Improve Circulation - All the body's systems need good blood circulation in order to function well. The blood carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells and removes waste products and toxins. Stress and tension tighten up the cardiovascular system and restricts blood flow, causing it to become sluggish. This results in the tissues becoming oxygen-deprived; the energy in the body becomes depleted, making all body systems suffer. Reflexology keeps the body's circulation flowing smoothly, which rejuvenates tired tissues.

Detoxify and Cleanse - Ridding the body of waste and toxins is extremely important to your health. When the lymphatic, urinary or intestinal systems become blocked due to a buildup of toxins and waste the energy in the body stagnates. This may cause you to feel bloated, lethargic or even sick. Reflexology can release these blockages, helping your body to "let go" and eliminate toxins and waste, cleansing the body of all impurities. This will encourage the body to naturally restore its own healthy balance.

Eases Pregnancy & Delivery Women, who received reflexology experienced shorter labor times compare to others. In addition to this, there is a positive impact on postpartum anxiety, depression, bowel movements, and urination.

Body Balancer - Balance is vital for a healthy body, mind and spirit. To maintain a state of homeostasis the body needs to run smoothly. When there is a malfunction in the body it is thrown off balance. Reflexology is vital to sustain balance in every gland, organ, muscle, tissue and cell in the body, leaving all the systems of the body functioning fully, and in their natural equilibrium.

After completing a reflexology treatment for a specific condition, many people find it beneficial to continue with regular treatments in order to maintain health and well-being. With ever-increasing levels of stress in our life, reflexology helps us to cope with physical, mental and emotional stresses, thereby encouraging us to heal from health conditions, as well as maintain health and wellness.