Reflexology is a form of medicine that involves a method of treatment using massage to reflex areas found in the feet and the hands. Based on the eastern principle of meridians, all parts of the body are reflected in precisely located areas of the hands and feet called reflexes. Pressure massage on these reflexes stimulates the body’s own healing forces, restoring an overall state of balance and efficiency to body function. Please click here to view a map of the meridians. Most commonly, the feet are used as the areas to be treated. In the feet, there are reflex areas corresponding to all the parts of the body and these areas are arranged in such a way as to form a map of the body. The right foot corresponding to the right side of the body and the left foot corresponding to the left side of the body.
By having the whole body represented in the feet, the method offers a means of treating the whole body and of treating the body as a whole. This latter point is an important factor of a natural therapy and allows not only symptoms to be treated but also the causes of symptoms.
The method has been used for several thousands of years and is known to have been practised in a similar manner by the Chinese and the Egyptians.
Reflexology does not claim to be a ‘cure-all’ but numerous different disorders have been successfully treated by this method. These disorders include such things as migraine, sinus problems, hormonal imbalances, breathing disorders, digestive problems, circulatory problems, back problems and tension and stress. Most people who have experienced treatment would agree that the method can be most beneficial and is also a very relaxing therapy. Treatment is well tolerated and beneficial to almost everybody, men & women, young & old, sick & healthy. Maintaining the body and mind in harmony and balance is a great way of avoiding ill health.