Rebecca Hill MLCHom, MARH, MBSR, MAR
|21st May 2013|
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is an ancient touch therapy consisting of the application of pressure to defined points on the feet.
It can be traced back to ancient Egypt and China.
Reflexology helps the body to gently detoxify and may alleviate the effects of stress and lowered immunity.
Some people enjoy the therapy purely for its relaxation benefits and as a way of maintaining a good level of health and wellbeing.
What happens during a treatment?
A Reflexology treatment lasts an hour. Before the first session, a full consultation is given, which includes taking a medical history.
You remain fully clothed throughout; you are only required to remove your shoes and socks.
There may be areas on the feet that feel more sensitive than others as I am working over them. Each point on the foot corresponds to a part of the body, so I am able to determine which areas of the body are under most stress.
The whole of the body is always treated during a session, despite what condition you may want particular help with. This is because Reflexology is a holistic therapy and so takes into account the whole person rather than just symptoms.
As a Reflexologist I believe that when one area of the body is out of balance, it can have a knock-on effect on other areas, or likewise could be due to a problem in another area of the body or an emotional issue.
It is worth mentioning that even people with ticklish feet can enjoy Reflexology! The feet are held in such a way that you won’t feel ticklish…promise!
Benefits of Reflexology
Reflexology helps to deeply relax the body from the inside, out. Therefore it may greatly aid the way we are able to deal with the stresses and strains of life. Reflexology may help by:
What conditions might Reflexology help with?
Reflexology may help a wide range of ailments and conditions including:
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