History of Reflexology

Reflexology and its practice can be traced back to ancient Egypt, India and to China.  It was not until 1913 when Dr William Fitzgerald introduced Reflexology to the western world as 'Zone Therapy'.  He believed that reflex areas on the hands and the feet were linked to the organs in the body.  Zone Therapy was further developed by Eunice Ingham in the 1930's into what is known today as Reflexology.

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology treats the body as a whole, it is a non-invasive complementary therapy that involves a therapist applying gentle pressure with their thumbs and fingers to reflex points on the feet, hands or face.  These reflex points correspond to organs of the body and by stimulating these points can help relieve muscle tension, deeply relax the body, help reduce stress and improve sleep.

Is Reflexology for me?

Anyone at any age can benefit from Reflexology, from new born babies to the elderly.  Reflexology is cumulative, which means that the more treatments a person has, the greater the effect it will have on their body.  This cumulative effect along with a holistic approach to health and lifestyle can greatly improve a person's wellbeing.

 

Occasionally there may be times when it's not suitable to give a treatment and these along with any other queries you may have can be discussed in advance. 

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