Reflexology is an ancient healing art that was first practiced thousands of years ago by the early Indian, Chinese and Egyptian peoples. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium and encourage healing by applying massage and pressure to energy points in the hands and feet. Congestion or tension in any part of the foot mirrors congestion or tension in a corresponding part of the body.
The body has the ability to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury or disease, it is in a state of “imbalance”, and vital energy pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively.
A reflexologist uses only hands to apply gentle pressure to the feet. For each person the application and the effect of the therapy is unique. Sensitive, trained hands can detect tiny deposits and imbalances in the feet, and by working on these points the reflexologist can release blockages and restore the free flow of energy to the whole body. Tensions are eased, and circulation and elimination is improved. This gentle therapy encourages the body to heal itself at its own pace, often counteracting a lifetime of misuse.