What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a proven science based on the principle that reflex areas in the feet, ears, skull, stomach and the hands relate to the internal organs and other structures of the body. In reflexology gentle pressure is applied to these reflex areas to bring balance and health to the body through the stimulation of its own inherent healing capacity.
What does Reflexology do?
Reflexology is mostly known for its ability to quickly relieve stress, harmonise the body and increase the activity of your immune system. For instance, activating the reflex areas of your feet can help reset the tension level throughout the rest of your body. Furthermore they are an easy way to interrupt the stress signal and allow your entire body to reset to its equilibrium.
Additional benefits of reflexology include its ability to improve disorders in the musculoskeletal system, digestive processes, stimulate nerve function, and increase overall energy and boost circulation. The application of reflexology helps induce a deep state of relaxation, which can help relieve sleep disorders, reduce tension and depression, and speed up your recovery after injury or surgery.
This makes reflexology an ideal complement to other tactile therapies, such as Rolfing – Structural Integration or osteopathy. Reflexology is an alternative treatment for a wide variety of conditions which are increasingly important factors for people in all phases of their life.
How does reflexology work?
There are many theories about how Reflexology works, but the most commonly held belief is that Reflexology acts to relax those reflexes that in turn are connected to various parts of the body, improving lymphatic drainage and circulation as well as relaxing muscles and stimulating nerve connections. So, if an organ is in an imbalance, reflexology will harmonise the organ through the corresponding point on the feet, hands, stomach, ears or skull.