This is natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears and their referral areas within zone related areas, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes without the use of tools, crèmes or lotions, the feet being the primary area of application, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.
The origins of reflexology
The origins of Reflexology reach back to ancient Egypt as evidenced by inscriptions found in a physician’s tomb at Saqqara in Egypt.
We cannot determine the exact relationship between the ancient art as practiced by the early Egyptians and Reflexology as we know it today. Different forms of working the feet to effect health have been used all over the ancient world.
Benefits of Healthy Living Centre reflexology
Reflexology does not claim to be a miracle cure, but it is generally believed that its benefits can have a powerful healing effect as it allows our bodies to recover their proper balance and removes unhealthy blockages. Some people who have had sports injuries believe that it helped them to recover quicker. Arthritis sufferers have also found it has eased their pain.
This treatment is believed to be beneficial for circulation, digestion, and respiratory problems. Sinus sufferers maintain that it offers instant relief from congestion. It can also have a vivid impact on stress levels as well as helping to restore hormonal imbalances. Stress is now believed to be a major cause of physical illness so by reducing tension and improving blood and nerve supply, this alternative therapy can contribute to better overall health.
As well as combating stress, therapies such this have also been found to have psychological benefits such as improving self-confidence and helping increase your ability to concentrate. As it helps the body to naturally maintain its balance, this therapy is thought to help prevent possible problems from emerging. It aims to bring about greater unity of mind, body and spirit, as well as being an excellent form of relaxation.
What reflexology treatment consists of
As well as having practical applications, this treatment is a treat. After a brief consultation, you’ll be asked to remove your socks and shoes. You’ll be given a large towel to wrap around yourself. Once you get on the plinth (table) you have nothing more to do except relax. Don’t worry if you are ticklish as you will be so relaxed it won’t be an issue.
What you need to do
For a reflexology treatment, please wash you’re feet before calling for you’re appointment, also try to drink some water beforehand.