The purpose of reflexology is to encourage and support the body to repair, regenerate and heal itself naturally; to restore equilibrium and balance.
Reflexology is a holistic complementary therapy shown to date back thousands of years. It is a precise pressure technique applied to specific points (reflexes) throughout the feet, hands or ears. The principle behind reflexology is that the body is reflected as a ‘map’ on these areas. By understanding a client’s current state of wellbeing and working with the reflexes through systematic use of pressure, a skilled reflexologist can work to support the areas of the body that need it most.
Clinical reflexology is extremely relaxing, but it should not be confused with a foot massage! Reflexology stimulates nerves and increases blood flow, which then helps the body eliminate toxins and revitalise energy levels, therefore encouraging the natural healing process. Reflexology can be a valuable way of indicating areas where stress or tension are present in the body and can assist to relieve that discomfort