ReflexologyA foot massage at the end of a busy, hectic day can be calming and relaxing to most people. Though Reflexology aims to do much more than this. It helps to alleviate the effects of stress by promoting a deeper state of relaxation thereby allowing the body′s own nervous system to function normally, to bring the person′s mind, body and spirit back into balance.
Reflexology is an ancient healing art, first practiced by the early Indian, Chinese and Egyptian peoples. The art of reflexology is based on the belief that there are reflex areas on the feet corresponding to all parts of the body, including major organs. The therapist stimulates and works these organs and systems through the reflexes, applying pressure to the feet with thumb and fingers.
Applying gentle pressure to specific parts of the feet releases tension and stimulates the body′s own healing mechanisms. The aim is to restore and maintain the body′s natural balance and induce a state of calm-wellbeing
Reflexology can help headaches, migraine, menstrual problems, stress and related conditions. In pregnancy, reflexology can reduce stress, induce relaxation, lower high blood pressure, improve circulation and relieve morning sickness and nausea.