What is Reflexology?

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas on the hands and feet that correspond to all parts of the body. Stimulating these reflex areas properly has been shown to help many health problems and act as a type of preventative maintenance in many ways. Working on reflex areas on the feet has been used for thousands of years by the Chinese. The Egyptians were also known to have used reflexology as long ago as 2330BC.

How is Clinical Reflexology different?

Clinical Reflexologists are trained up to at least level 3 in Reflexology, meaning their one year studies have focused purely on Reflexology treatments (as opposed to studying other complimentary therapies simultaneously). As such, treatments will be much more thorough and aimed towards your individual needs.

They will also complete an in-depth consultation at the start of sessions and develop a treatment plan with you to get the most from your treatments. This enables them to take into account any medical conditions when performing their treatments.

Reflexologist do not claim to cure, diagnose, or prescribe.

What is the Ingham method of Reflexology?

Reflexology, as it is known today, was first researched and developed by Eunice Ingham, who today is largely considered as the Mother of Reflexology. It is the combined work of the late Eunice Ingham and her nephew, Dwight C. Byers, the world's leading authority in this method of hand and foot reflexology. Dwight C. Byers is the president of the International Institute of Reflexology and has spent many years updating and perfecting his Aunt's work, bringing Reflexology into the modern era.


What does Reflexology do?

The Ingham method (C) of Reflexology is used primarily for relaxing tensions in the body systems. Doctors agree that over 75% of health problems can be linked to nervous stress and tension. Reflexology improves nerve and blood supply and helps nature to normalise.


What special equipment is needed?

Only the hands are used, making it a safe, simple, yet effective method without the use of gadgets.


Can Reflexology make a condition worse?

No, it will not make any condition worse. Reflexology helps nature to normalise body functions. A Reflexology session relaxes the stress that can affect your health.


What are the benefits of Reflexology treatments?

Generally after a treatment you may feel relaxed, potentially sleep better, and notice a feeling of improved health and well being.

As a holistic treatment, other health benefits will be on an individual basis. Research projects into Reflexology and its benefits are taking place on a continuous basis to enable us to assess claims of effectiveness.

Reflexology is a safe, effective way to better health.

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