Reflexology is the application of pressure to specific areas of the feet, hands and ears based on a system of zones and reflex areas that correspond to organs, glands and areas of the body. This creates a vibration throughout the system, breaking up congested molecules and allowing for more oxygen and blood flow to the cells. It works with the body’s natural electrical energy and nervous system to help balance the physical, mental and emotional aspect of the whole body. The result is an awakening of the body’s natural drive to heal and renew itself!
« Our feet have over 7,200 nerve endings, reflexology encourages the open in and clearing of neural pathways. »
Although reflexology has recently enjoyed a surge in popularity as a modern holistic therapy to relieve pain and stress, it is not meant to be a replacement for professional medical care. For thousands of years, reflexology was used to treat a number of conditions and today it can work alongside conventional Western medicine to promote healing and improve wellbeing and vitality.
Research shows that in one reflexology session, relaxation takes place as the brain waves move to a state of ease, pulse rate decreases and blood pressure drops. Blood circulation increases to the feet, brain, kidneys and intestines, and reported pain is reduced.