The wonderful thing about reflexology is its simplicity. Pressure points on the feet, or hands, are manipulated to treat corresponding points elsewhere in the body. The feet and hands hold a map of the entire body.
During a reflexology treatment, pressure points over the entire feet are manipulated. Sometimes there can be discomfort, but this is generally short-lived and there is usually a sense of well-being or relief at having the feet worked on in this way. If appropriate, relaxation techniques and other simple exercises are taught. Reflexology is a very grounding therapy. By becoming more aware of their feet, patients often report feeling they are walking on air after a treatment. Reflexology is healing on many levels as it re-balances the energy system of the body. It is deeply relaxing to spend an hour laying down during the day, a luxury most people experience much too infrequently.
What Does Reflexology Treat?
The treatment can be of use for most ailments and, in many cases, can facilitate the body to heal itself. Some conditions that I have experience of treating:
- Digestive problems, including irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease
- Hormone imbalance, including infertility, PMS, menopausal symptoms
- Muscular tension - backs, hips and shoulders
- Panic attacks
- Pregnancy and induction
- Stress-related conditions
- To aid relaxation