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Reflexology

REFLEXOLOGY/THAI FOOT MASSAGE

What is Reflexology?

 

Reflexology is the belief that all the functions and organs of the body are represented on the feet and hands.  The application of pressure to these areas using specific thumb and finger techniques will stimulate the whole system; opening energy pathways which may help promote the body’s own healing potential.

The history of reflexology

Although there is some confusion about the true origins of reflexology, the modern therapy is based on an ancient form of foot and hand therapy, which has been practiced for thousands of years by many civilizations all over the world.  There is evidence of the therapy being practiced in Egypt as depicted by a wall hieroglyph in the tomb of Ankmahor. The North American tribes of Indians are known to have practiced foot therapy for hundreds of years and the native Cherokee tribe traditionally treated the whole body by treating the feet using a technique that has been passed down through the generations and is still practiced today.  They believe that the feet are connected to the earth and her energies.  Modern reflexology techniques have mainly evolved from the work of an American doctor, Dr William Fitzgerald, who developed a method of ‘zone’ therapy. He discovered that pressure applied to certain points on the toes, hands and other parts of the body deadened pain in other areas.  He was even able to carry out minor surgery using this technique.

Thai Foot Massage is a stimulating, yet extremely relaxing treatment on the feet and lower legs. It involves hands on massage and stretching which opens the (Sen) energy lines. A Thai foot stick is also used to gently stimulate the reflex points on the feet which correspond to the internal body organs. As with reflexology, a Thai foot massage has the aim of balancing the body and leaving you feeling totally refreshed and relaxed.

 

What are the Benefits?

 

Reflexology may help promote the body’s own healing process to help with many health issues.  However anyone with a serious medical problem should only receive reflexology under medical supervision. Reflexology is often used alongside conventional care in hospices, hospitals and in other health care settings. Reflexology should not be used in place of conventional medical care, always consult your GP or a health care professional for medical attention and advice. Due to the effects of the deep relaxation that can be achieved through reflexology, it may give rise to the following benefits

Psychological Benefits

  • Creates a balanced feeling of peace and calm
  • Helps clearer thinking by increasing alertness and concentration
  • Re-balances the energy flow to the body
  • Releases stagnant energy
  • Revitalises the whole person
  • Relief from anxiety and stress
  • Improved mood

Physical Benefits

  • Profound relaxation, for all parts of the body
  • Pain reduction in muscles and joints
  • Improved circulation resulting in better oxygen and nutrient supply to all cells of the body
  • Detoxification, improved organ and gland function
  • Feeling better, greater productivity, enriched quality of life
  • Revitalises the whole body
  • Improved sleep pattern

The treatment takes approximately 60 minutes including a full consultation and aftercare and costs 30 per session.

 

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