What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a safe, natural complementary therapy. Reflexology is a way of relaxing your mind and body, and may improve or alleviate your stress or tension.
During a reflexology session, gentle pressure will be applied to reflex areas on your feet, which are believed to correspond to all the organs and parts of your body.
This will bring you a state of deep relaxation and aims to improve your mood, aid sleep and relieve tension giving you a sense of balance and well-being, encouraging your body to heal itself.
What is the Theory of Reflexology?
The overall principal of reflexology is that energy runs up and down between all parts of your body. If your body is in a state of imbalance due to illness, injury or stress, your vital energy channels may become blocked and your body may not be in balance. The theory is that different points on the feet correspond with different areas of the body.
Reflexology aims to open up the bodies energy pathways, boosting the immune system, clearing toxins, improving circulation and encouraging the release of endorphin’s. It encourages the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance, facilitating healing and optimal health.
Whilst the origins of reflexology date back to Ancient Egypt, modern reflexology was developed in the 1930’s by Eunice Ingham. She developed maps of the entire body on the feet, observing that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body. The right foot corresponds to the right side of the body and the left foot corresponds to the left side of the body.
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When shouldn’t a treatment be given?
It is not advisable to have treatment if you have a high fever or an infectious disease, suffer from Deep Vein Thrombosis, or varicose veins around your feet, or you have gangrene. Any maternity complication should also be discussed prior to booking a treatment.
If you are unsure please let me know about any medical condition you have during our consultation so I can adapt your treatment if necessary.
Read these posts if you would like to find out more about how reflexology may help you, or read the review of my clinic featured in the 1883 Magazine.
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Cost for Reflexology Ealing
|Reflexology – 55 minutes||£55|
|Course of 6 x Reflexology sessions, paid upfront||£275|