Reflexology is complementary therapy, which works on the feet to aid healing to the whole person not just the prevailing symptoms.
How can Reflexology help me?
Reflexology can be used to help restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium. This gentle therapy encourages the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance.
There is some suggestion that reflexology may aid:
Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Each session of reflexology works on an individual basis.
Many people use reflexology as a way of relaxing the mind and body and counteracting stress. Some doctors, consultants and other healthcare professionals recognise reflexology as a well established, respected and effective therapy.
Reflexology helps us to cope on a physical, mental and emotional level thereby encouraging us to heal and maintain health in all areas of our lives.
Reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.
What happens when I go for a treatment?
On the first visit, the reflexology practitioner will have a preliminary talk with you to determine your present and past health and lifestyle.
The reflexologist will then use their hands to apply pressure to the feet. The application and the effect of the therapy are unique to each person.
A professionally trained reflexologist can detect subtle changes in specific points on the feet, and by working on these points may affect the corresponding organ or system of the body.
A treatment session usually lasts for about one hour. A course of treatment may be recommended depending on your body's needs.
Reference: The Association of Reflexologists http://www.aor.org.uk.