What is it Reflexology?
Reflexology is a precise form of foot massage which draws on techniques from China, Russia and Egypt.
Reflexology aims to bring about balance to the body by working specific points on the feet. It is believed that these points “reflect” the organs and workings of other parts of the body. Imbalances in your body can show as differing textures in the feet which your practitioner will be able to detect. A practitioner will aim to relax the feet, balancing the energy that they detect, and work to improve the textures they discover to create equilibrium.
How can it help?
Because reflexology reflects internal organs and glands so well, it is considered one of the best complementary therapies for targeting imbalances within the body’s systems.
Reflexology can help bring about balance in the reproductive system for example working well with problems such as polycystic ovary syndrome or PMS. Treatments can encourage more regular monthly cycles and helps reduce the severity of PMS. The respiratory system can also benefit with chest complaints such as catarrh or asthma seeing improvement. The digestive, urinary and glandular systems also all respond well to reflexology.
What should I expect?
Your therapist will consult with you to devise a treatment plan that will meet your aims.You will only need to remove your shoes and socks and will be either seated in a special reflexology chair or you may have the option of using a massage couch where you will be seated or asked to lie down.
Expect to feel deeply relaxed by your treatment which can last from 30 minutes to over an hour. Your feet will feel renewed and refreshed leaving you with a spring in your step.
Reflexology can create sometimes instant effects however it is much more normal for the body to respond to the treatment during the few hours following. One reflexology treatment will provide you with a wonderful pampering and therapeutic experience however it must be said that the cumulative effect of several treatments is quite significant.
Overall this ancient system for health is one of the most long standing and recognised forms of complementary therapy often creating surprisingly beneficial results.
Sandra Baillie has practiced Reflexology for a number of years and has helped many people suffering from stress, or IBS with this treatment, also this treatment helps with Headaches.