Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears and their referral areas within zone related areas, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes without the use of tools, crèmes or lotions, the feet being the primary area of application, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body. It is a non-intrusive complementary therapy that works holistically with an aim to work alongside allopathic healthcare to promote better health for you.
Reflexologists believe that the body is reflected in the feet and hands and that points on the feet and hands, reflexes, are linked by energy pathways to organs, bodily systems and structures. After a period of illness, disease, stress or for no obvious reasons these energy pathways can become blocked and imbalanced preventing the related organ, bodily system or structure from functioning properly.
Reflexologists are trained to detect these blockages and imbalances. They may be felt by the therapist as a hard, swollen, gritty, bubbly, popping or hollow area and to the client they may feel tender or painful. The therapist then attempts to unblock these pathways through careful pressure massage techniques – promoting a return of energy and state of balance to the related organ or body part. This in turn improves the functioning of the related organ or body part facilitating the body to regain balance, heal itself and improve overall health.