"If you are feeling out of kilter, don't know what or where, find the sore spot and work it out." Eunice Ingham founder of Reflexology
Reflexology is a gentle therapy that has been practised since ancient Egyptian times. It is a holistic therapy and therefore, treats the "whole" person. In reflexology, the foot is a map of the body and certain areas correspond to particular organs, glands and parts of the body. During a treatment the feet are massaged and manipulated in order to restore balance and harmony. It is estimated that 75% of diseases are stress related. When we cannot cope with stress levels, our immune system becomes compromised and we become more susceptible to illness and disease. Reflexology can help to reduce stress levels through deep relaxation and an improved sense of well being. It may also improve mood, aid sleep and encourage better circulation.
It is important to note that reflexology does not diagnose or cure illness or disease, but it can play a role alongside conventional medicine. If you have a pre-existing condition please check with you GP that they are happy for you to have reflexology.