Reflexology is an ancient healing art based on the principle that reflexes in the foot correspond to all the glands, organs, and parts of the body.
By stimulating these reflex areas, the treatment directly corrects physical imbalances within the body and indirectly corrects emotional imbalances. Through reflexology, the energy pathways of the body are opened, and the body’s immune system is boosted so that the body will be given the opportunity to heal itself. This brings about a state of natural balance that will enable the body to function to its full capacity.
A reflexology treatment is deeply relaxing and benefits the body mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Reflexology can help in the following ways:
- Stress reduction
- Improvement in circulation
- Toxin release
- Hypertension relief
- Induces relaxation
- Increases energy levels
- Balances the organs and structures of the body
This holistic treatment has been successful in the treatment of various ailments such as arthritis, asthma, infertility problems, insomnia, constipation, circulatory diseases, headaches, lymphedema, and back pain.
Athletes who have regular reflexology sessions, experience fewer injuries.
Reflexology has proved to be extremely effective in treating colic in infants.
In the field of oncology, an increasing number of consultants have recognised the benefits of this relaxing and calming therapy. Reflexology is accepted as standard practice in many maternity units.
Duration of Treatment
Courses of treatment vary in length, depending on the individual’s needs. Long-standing problems could require up to 6-8 sessions. Once one’s body has regained its equilibrium, an occasional treatment will stimulate the immune system to maintain its well-being.