Reflexology is an ancient treatment. The first evidence of pressure therapy being used as a preventative and therapeutic medicine has been found on inscriptions in ancient Egyptian tombs dating back to 2500 BC.
What is Reflexology?
The therapy is a non-invasive complementary therapy that treats the whole person holistically. The principal is based on the belief that your whole body is mapped out in reflex zones on your feet and hands. These reflex zones correspond to your organs and bodily systems. I use pressure on these reflex zones to treat and relax you, and improve your general well being.
Several scientists and doctors contributed to the development of reflexology as we know it. In the 1890’s, Sir Henry Head showed that a neurological relationship exists between the skin and the internal organs. Sir Charles Sherrington became a Nobel prize winner for proving that, when a stimulus applies to any part of the body, the whole nervous system and body adjusts to it. Dr William Fitzgerald rediscovered Zone Therapy, which was a treatment that was used in India and China about 5,000 years ago. Eunice Ingham further developed and refined the therapy in the 1930s, working with specific reflex points, creating the modern therapy that we use today.
Reflexology & Health Conditions
When you become ill, injured or stressed, your body can experience an imbalance. Your vital energy channels may become congested or blocked and this may prevent your body from functioning efficiently.
Reflexology is safe if you are suffering with:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Menopause symptoms
More generally reflexology helps to:
- promote relaxation
- increase vitality
- restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium.
You can try our Stress and Anxious Hand Reflexology.
Christine has a very calming aura which makes you feel at ease as soon as you come into contact with her. She explained how reflexology worked and what to expect from my first session. I felt very relaxed on my way home and slept like a baby that night. Sidonie, Business Owner.
From the introduction of the copper bracelet in the 1970’s, to the use of rare minerals, the health benefits have only started to be recognised. Additionally, in 2018, healing crystals has become very popular and through this there has been a huge rise.
There has also been a variety of books written on the use of theaputic gemstones in the 12th century.
Healing with crystals:
Some of the crystals used are: Rose Quartz, Clear quartz, Amethyst, Tigers Eye and Black Tourmaline (just to name a few). Crystal healing can be incorporated with reflexology and reiki treatments.