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What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a natural science and art used to promote overall health and well-being. It is a simple and noninvasive healing modality requiring no drugs, medications or special equipment. Reflexology is based on the principle that the feet, hands and ears are microcosms (mini-maps) of all the systems of the body. Specific manual pressure to any of the microscosms stimulates the corresponding part (reflex) of the body as well as the nervous system. Focused stimulating of the reflexes helps release stagnant toxins, slams the nervous system, improves circulation and respiration. This in turn helps improve circulation, restore energy flow throughout the body so that the body can self-heal.

The central idea behind reflexology is a simple one and has been recognized by different cultures, at different times, in different forms. Modern reflexology therapists believe, and have observed, that disorders of any part of the body are mirrored by tensions in corresponding areas of the foot and other extremities. The sensitive corresponding areas are called reflex points.

By applying light pressure and massage to these points, primarily those of the foot, therapists can help…

• Target specific problem areas and conditions

• Reduce stress, tension and pain

• Unblock the body’s natural flow of energy

• Restore the body’s ability to self-heal

Reflexology is a very individual treatment which is tailored to you as a whole person, taking into account both physical and nonphysical factors that might be affecting your well-being. Reflexologists do not claim to diagnose, cure or prescribe. Reflexology is a safe and non-invasive therapy as no instruments are used and not help the feet, hands, and possibly ears are touched. It is suitable for people of all ages, from young babies to older and infirm persons, and is used to support everyone from professional athletes to end of life care situations.

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