Reflexology is a method for activating the healing power of the body. It is practiced mainly on your feet which have thousands of nerves endings and interconnections through the spinal cord and brain to all areas of the body. It’s a great way to restore healthy balance to your body’s vital life systems. To book a session, click here.
Your therapist will focus on “reflex areas” on your feet that correspond with the muscles and organs of your body. Reflexology increases the flow of energy, increases circulation and stimulates all organ systems.
A recent study in Japan showed that stimulation of reflexology areas on the foot corresponding to the eye, shoulder and small intestine, induced a somatosensory response which could be observed using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
This study would appear to confirm what Reflexologists have known from observing and successfully treating many patients – that the effects of stimulation of the reflexes in the foot are demonstrable scientifically.
Why use Reflexology
Reflexology can be used to help restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium. This gentle therapy encourages the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance.
Reflexology has been shown to be effective for back pain, migraine, infertility, arthritis, sleep disorders, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders and stress related conditions.
How Often Should I Receive Reflexology?
The number of sessions varies and is determined by your health and your reasons for seeking reflexology. Results from reflexology are often subtle and are cumulative. You are more likely to see greater benefits from regular sessions (for example, once a week for seven weeks) than if you have one session every six months.
If you are dealing with a specific illness or condition, you may need to have more frequent sessions.
A general recommendation is to begin with one session every week for 6-8 weeks, followed by a “tune-up” every four weeks.
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