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Reflexology

The system of working on the feet to affect health is an ancient form of complementary therapy. However, Reflexology as we know it in the West is relatively new and came in the 1930’s when Eunice Ingham (physiotherapist) mapped the body out on the feet. Cranio-sacral Reflexology and Meridian Reflexology are specific techniques to further enhance the potency of reflexology.

Reflexology is a natural way, as part of a healthy lifestyle, to encourage the body to let go of strain and stress and repair and recuperate to its own healthy balance. It is non-invasive and does not require the use of drugs or chemicals and has no side effects.

Reflexology involves applying thumb pressure stimuli to specific reflex points on the feet that directly connect to our glands, organs, systems and meridians in the body. The reflexologist, through touch, may detect energy imbalances in the feet and by applying pressure stimuli on these reflex points and energy channels, can release these imbalances allowing health to be improved to these parts. Any discomfort during treatment is transitory and is an indication of areas of congestion or restriction in function in the corresponding part of the body. For the most part, the sensation is pleasant and soothing.

Reflexology is considered to promote better blood flow and nerve impulse function, release toxins and endorphins (natural opiates). This gentle therapy brings about deep relaxation via the hormones nervous system and meridians allowing change to take place within the person. In common with most complementary therapies, there has only been limited research aimed at validating reflexology; however, anecdotal evidence and people's experience has shown it to be particularly helpful for:

  • the normalizing effect on hormones and the nervous system
  • relief from muscular tension and stress
  • improvement in cardiovascular and lymphatic circulation
  • relief from congestive conditions of the respiratory and digestive systems
  • helpful for Mother and baby throughout pregnancy

You don’t have to be unwell to benefit from a course of treatments as reflexology helps protect and maintain optimum health.

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Does my health insurance cover the cost of reflexology?
Cover for reflexology is now available on certain healthcare plans. Check your policy details for more information.


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