Reflexology is an holistic therapy that involves working on reflex points on the feet or hands that correspond to other areas of the body. It is believed that reflexology encourages the body's own natural healing ability promoting a sense of wellbeing and relaxation. Reflexology works on a spiritual, emotional and physical level. The feet have more than 7000 nerve endings each and it is believed that they are a map of the body. The reflexology that we practice today is based on a therapy that originated in China in 4000BC.
A reflexology treatment can help to reduce stress and anxiety. It is suitable for men and women, young and old. Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health disorders in Britain. Symptoms of stress include memory lapses, negative thoughts and being easily distracted. We live in a stressful world and it is important not to underestimate the physical and emotional impact of stress on our general wellbeing. It is a non intrusive treatment that will promote relaxation , reduce stress levels, encourage better sleeping patterns and therefore an increase in energy levels. It is a safe place to share worries and woes.
Many clients are surprised at how uplifted and positive they feel after a treatment and many say that they feel like they are walking on clouds. A reflexologist cannot diagnose conditions. Medical advice should always be sought from your GP.