Reflexology

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What is Reflexology?

Reflexology  is an ancient system of healing, based on the principle that different reflex or pressure points on the feet and hands correspond to our body’s organs, glands and systems. There are over 7000 nerve endings in each foot which connect to other parts of the body.

Through massage light pressure is applied to the reflex points which stimulate the body’s own healing process, bring about a state of deep relaxation and restore and maintain good health.

How reflexology can help
reflexology massageIllness, stress and disease create an imbalance in the body preventing it from functioning optimally. Reflexology can help restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium and encourage healing.

Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe, however experience has shown reflexology may be helpful for:

  • Stress 
  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Sleep disorders
  • Digestive disorders
  • Asthma & hayfever
  • Fertility issues
  • Pregnancy
Research

Pain relief – Back pain
Researchers at the University of Portsmouth have found that people felt about 40 per cent less pain, and were able to stand pain for about 45 per cent longer, when they used reflexology as a method of pain relief.
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Reducing Anxiety
A study undertaken at Anglia Ruskin University in the U.K examined the effectiveness of reflexology in a hospital or healthcare setting,and found that reflexology in this type of setting strongly reduced anxiety. The report ultimately concluded that, given the recognized connection between stress and well-being, the ability of reflexology to lessen stress may prove beneficial for patients. Read more