What is Reflexology?
Reflexology has been known as an ancient healing technique for thousands of years in China and Indian Reflexology can be used to maintain and restore the body’s natural balance and to improve the body’s well being.
It is based on the theory that pain and tension in particular points of the foot reflect the disorders in a corresponding part of the body. A therapist uses hands or massage tools to apply pressure on the feet; the therapist also uses effleurage, stroking, kneading and tapotement techniques during the treatment. By working on these particular points on feet the reflexology treatment can release energy blockages in meridians and restore the normal flow of energy to the whole body.
The benefits of reflexology include the bringing about of a state of deep relaxation and the maintenance the body’s wellbeing. Reflexology is great for shoulder stiffness, back pain, digestive problems, stress and tension relief, or just for a pleasant indulgence.
Reflexology usually requires 30 minutes to 60 minutes depending on the age and state of the client’s health condition. It can be carried out fully clothed as its only requirement is that you take off your shoes and socks. The client will become pleasantly relaxed after a reflexology treatment.