Reflexology is an ancient Chinese practice therapy that focuses primarily on the feet. In recent years it has enjoyed a surge in popularity as a modern holistic therapy to relieve pain and stress.
For 3000 years Chinese practitioners have used reflexology to re-balance Qi (the life force flowing through energy channels), treating a number of conditions. It can work alongside conventional Western medicine to promote healing and improve wellbeing and vitality. It is believed that different areas on the feet and hands correspond to certain parts of your body. Massaging these areas stimulates parasympathetic nervous system to heal itself.
Reflexology is based on the Chinese principle that certain areas on the soles of the feet or hands (known as reflex zones) containing millions of nerve endings correspond to particular parts of the body. Reflexology stimulates the body into healing itself by improving circulation, reducing stress, pain and restoring natural balance through the expert massage of these areas.
Reflexology works on a similar principle to acupuncture where the body is divided into 12 pairs of energy zones (Meridians) its main aim is to dissolve any blockages causing ill-health by encouraging the free flow of vital energy through the body.
It is believed that reflexology may be beneficial with: