Reflexology is a holistic therapy, originally known as zone therapy whereby the therapist applies pressure to the reflex points on the feet and hands enabling the release of any energy blockages within the body.
Reflexology teaches that a vital energy or life-force, circulates between the organs of the body. By using specific pressure techniques, they can be detected through the presence of ‘gritty areas’ often referred to crystal deposits. Through stimulation of the circulatory and lymphatic systems and by encouraging the release of toxins, reflexology can promote the body to heal itself. The therapist is able to release physical tension, which enables to achieve balance, creating a calm, peaceful state of mind and body. Apart from treating disease, reflexology is an effective therapy in cases of stress, tension and tiredness. It can also be used as a preventative measure against ill health.
Stress can motivate, but in excess cause physical symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, anxiety and digestive problems. Reflexology can enable the mind and body to relax, creating a state of homeo-statis thus breaking the stress pattern.