About Reflexology ....
“Reflexology: Engages the parasympathetic and promotes homeostasis in the body”.
That’s the technical part!
In simpler terms, reflexology is a complementary therapy that works on the feet (or hands) enabling the body to heal. Following illness, stress or injury, the body is in a state of “imbalance” and vital energy pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium, or balance, and therefore encourage healing.
A reflexologist uses their hands to apply pressure to the feet, hands or face. For each person, the application and the effect of the therapy is unique. The sensitive and trained hands of the Reflexologist can detect any imbalances or small deposits in reflex points in the feet and by working these points, blockages can be released and restore the free flowing energy to the body.
There are also reflex points and areas on the feet and hands that correspond to all the major organs and systems. With reflexology, the feet are read as a "map" of the body and therefore by working the feet, the therapist can influence the whole body. Reflexology aids relaxation and elicits calm in the mind and body. It is a great complementary therapy that can help towards recovery following illness or is simply a wonderful opportunity for self care.
You may want to try Reflexology if you experience:
* Back pain
* Sleep disorders
* Hormonal imbalances
* Digestive disorders
* Stress - related conditions
Even, if you are in good health, reflexology is a lovely way to relax, refresh the mind and unwind.