What can Reflexology do?
- Reduce Stress & Tension – Improve circulation
- Reduce foot & ankle pain – Increase flexibility
- Benefit the whole body – Revitalise the feet
Reflexology is the application of pressure to specific points and areas of the feet, based on the principle that these areas (known as reflex zones – hence the term reflexology) correspond to other parts of the body, including specific organs and glands. Reflexologists believe that direct pressure to these zones can have a beneficial effect on the linked area.
Reflex zones exist throughout the body but are more easily accessible on the feet, and with over 7000 nerve endings the feet are extremely sensitive to manipulation.
When placed side by side, the soles of the feet mirror the shape of the body. Reflexology zones mirror this symmetry.
Reflexology zones work on the basis that energy flows within the body via meridians (pathways). There are ten energy meridians in the body that run from head to toe, five on each side.
Pressure on the feet help break up the calcium and uric acid crystals (waste products) that can form a blockage at the nerve endings. They can then be reabsorbed by the blood and lymph systems and excreted from the body.
Reflexology does not cure an ailment, rather it helps the body’s natural healing process to work more efficiently.