What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a safe and natural therapy that can induce deep relaxation, help boost the immune system and aid the body’s own healing process. Reflexology encourages the body to relax, enabling all the functions and systems in the body to work more efficiently.
Reflexology used the technique of applying gentle and firm pressure to precise reflexes on feet (hands can also be worked). These areas correspond with parts and or organs of the body. Working these areas stimulate the bodies own natural healing process as well as providing deep relaxation and aid the body to restore health and well-being.
Reflexology is based on similar principles to acupuncture and some types of massage – in that our bodies are mapped by channels of energy, or “qi”. By putting pressure on one part of these channels, the reflexologist sends an impulse or message all the way along it, which unblocks it and encourages the energy to flow freely again. This in turn aids us to bring us back into good health and a sense of balance and well-being, and stimulates our body’s own healing responses.