About ReflexologyReflexology is an amazing and tremendously beneficial complementary therapy. An ancient method of healing with evidence of its practise in an Egyptian tomb, going back nearly 5000 years, It was brought to England in the 1960’s by Doreen Bayly,who learned the Ingham method in America from Eunice Ingham one of the pioneers of modern reflexology. The therapy has grown and grown in popularity, and is now used by a very great number of people worldwide.
It works on the theory that the whole body is mirrored in the feet, and by applying pressure to different areas of the feet, and using various techniques we can stimulate all the organs and functions of the body helping to normalize any imbalances. It also has an influence on the circulation, increasing the supply of oxygen and nutrients and helping to release toxins from the body. There are over 7,000 nerve endings in the feet it is believed that a transmission via the nervous system causes a reflex action that has an affect within the body.
Unlike massage which works from the outside of the body, reflexology works from the inside. It is wonderfully relaxing and calming, and a marvellous stress buster.
We all know that Great British Institution the M25. Fabulous when the traffic is all flowing freely, but when then there is a hold up, caused by an accident or road works what do we get? CHAOS! The flow of traffic slows right down or worse still grinds to a halt. The local towns suddenly become an escape route, as vehicles spill off the motorway. Sometimes the opposite flow is disrupted as people strain to see what’s going on, and so the pressure in that area continues to build.
Stress causes problems in our bodies in much the same way, and can be the underlying cause of all sorts of problems. We feel constantly under pressure and as a result our bodies and minds begin to feel the effect. Resulting in headaches or migraines, digestive problems, blood pressure, difficulty sleeping, and mentally it can lead to depression.
Reflexology can help to balance the body and aid the function of organs and glands, promoting the free flow of energy to help you relax, unwind and enjoy a healthy life.
If you have problems with:
Or if you just want to treat yourself to a relaxing treatment, you can benefit from this gentle healing therapy, leaving you feeling relaxed and energised.
When a couple are ready to start a family it is important that both partners are physically and mentally as well as possible, in order to create a healthy fertilized egg, and reflexology can help towards preparing both parties in this important stage.
Having conceived, a womans body goes through many processes to support the new life created, this can take its toll both physically and mentally on Mum to be, and reflexology can dramatically help to support the client through the pregnancy, especially towards the end of the term, as things can become uncomfortable.
Hot Stone Reflexology
Hot stones have been used by many cultures for thousands of years for the purpose of healing. The use of hot stones in the reflexology treatment enhances the stimulation of reflex points.
Basalt stones (these absorb and retain heat more effectively than other stones) are heated in water and used in the reflexology treatment giving a deeper intensity and sense of relaxation.
There is a wonderful sense of connection with nature which adds to the benefits experienced