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Reflexology

The exact origins of reflexology are not known, but it is considered to have been practised around the same time as acupuncture (4000BC). It was certainly used in Egypt, as there is evidence of reflexology on a wall painting in an Egyptian physician’s tomb.

The present-day reflexology has its roots in ‘zone therapy’, discovered by an American physician, Dr H Fitzgerald. Later Eunice Ingham (referred to as the ‘Mother of Reflexology’) through her research and dedication, evolved a map of the whole body on the feet.

Reflexology is a simple and effective natural therapy, which focuses on the feet. Every part of the body has a reflex point on the foot. During the reflexology treatment the practitioner uses a specialised massage technique to these points. The aim of reflexology is to maintain natural homeostasis or balance, therefore treating the whole body.

Main benefits

Reduces stress and induces deep relaxation.

Revitalises energy.

Improves mental and emotional balance.

Objectives

An awareness of:

self-healing;

stress relief; and

relaxation.

Reflexology is a complementary therapy and not an alternative to existing medical treatments. Most people have reflexology on a regular basis or as an occasional treatment. The number of sessions will depend on how long the client has had their condition. Generally the practitioner would suggest that they have a minimum of six sessions.