Reflexology is a form of holistic healing bringing the mind, body and spirit together. An inbalance in one of these will affect the whole.
Reflexology dates back to 2330BC in Egypt but it was developed in the West in 1913 by Dr William Fitzgerald as zone therapy.
Eunice Ingham developed zone therapy into reflexology in the 1930's.
The body is mapped out on the feet and the treatment is a pressure massage of the feet or hands stimulating reflex points of the body.
What conditions may it help?
This therapy encourages the body to heal and balance itself resulting in a feeling of wellbeing. It may help many conditions such as :
> Sleep disorders
> Back or spinal problems eg whiplash injury
> Fertility problems
> Irritable bowel syndrome
> Stress related illness
and many more conditions.
What Benefits can be Expected?
Reflexology works in a very subtle way and may be beneficial for all age groups. Most people become very relaxed and have a sense of well-being after a treatment. Usually there will be an improvement in a condition after 2-3 treatments but bodies heal at different rates and reflexologist do not claim to cure or diagnose.