Reflexology

What is it?

Reflexology is a non-invasive complementary health therapy which is based on the theory that different areas on the foot and lower leg correspond with different parts of the body. On this basis the foot is massaged to promote wellbeing in all areas of the body. Reflexology is a holistic treatment designed to work alongside conventional healthcare to promote better health. Reflexology can also be performed on the hands, face and ears. Professional reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. A reflexology treatment aims to treat the client holistically, therefore on the basis of the clients’ ailments a treatment plan will be designed to allow the body to restore its balance naturally. This will hopefully result in reduced tension and relaxation, which may improve your sleep patterns, wellbeing or mood. Other aspects may improve too, although this will happen on an individual basis.

Reflexology is suitable for people of any age from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care. Helen has completed Susanne Enzer’s maternity reflexology course. Maternity reflexology is such a lovely therapy and can be used to help many pregnancy issues. Reflexology should also be seriously considered for those with subfertility issues.

Reflexology has been found to date back to ancient Egypt, India and China. Dr William Fitzgerald introduced Zone Therapy to the west where he believed that different zones of the body including organs could be mapped to the feet. In the 1930’s Eunice Ingham developed zone theory into what is known as reflexology today. She believed that congestion or tension in the foot is mirrored in the corresponding place in the body.