The ancient healing art of
reflexology has been known
to man for many thousands
of years. It was first practiced
by the early Indian, Chinese
and Egyptian peoples.
In 1913 Dr. William
an American ear, nose and
throat surgeon, introduced
this therapy to the West. He
noted that pressure on specific
parts of the body could have
an anaesthetising effect on a
related area. Developing this
theory, he divided the body into
ten equal and vertical zones,
ending in the fingers and toes.
He concluded that pressure on the part of a zone could affect everything else within that zone. Thus, reflex areas on the feet and hands are linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone.
In the 1930's, Eunice Ingham, a therapist, further developed and refined the zone therapy into what is now known as foot reflexology. She observed that congestion or tension in any part of the foot mirrors congestion or tension in a corresponding part of the body. Thus, when you treat the big toes there is a related effect in the head, and treating the whole foot can have a relaxing and healing effect on the whole body.
The body has the ability to
heal itself. Following
illness, stress, injury or disease, it is in a state
of "imbalance", and vital energy pathways are
blocked, preventing the body from functioning
effectively. Reflexology can be used to restore
and maintain the body's natural equilibrium
and encourage healing.
A Therapist uses hands
only to apply gentle
pressure to the feet. For each person the
application and the effect of the therapy is
unique. Sensitive, trained hands can detect
tiny deposits and imbalances in the feet, and
by working on these points the reflexologist
can release blockages and restore the free
flow of energy to the whole body. Tensions
are eased, and circulation and elimination is
improved. This gentle therapy encourages the
body to heal itself at its own pace, often
counteracting a lifetime of misuse.
Since reflexology treats the
whole person, not the
symptoms of disease, most people benefit from
treatment. The therapy brings relief to a wide range
of acute and chronic conditions, and is suitable for
all ages. Once your body is in-tune, it is wise to have
regular treatments in order to help maintain health
and well-being. An increasing number of people are
using this safe, natural therapy as a way of relaxing,
balancing and harmonizing the body.
The Therapist begins to work on your feet, or hands if necessary, noting problem areas. There may be discomfort in some places, but it is fleeting, and is an indication of congestion or imbalance in a corresponding part of the body. For the most part, the sensation is pleasant and soothing. Reflexology will relax you while stimulating the body's own healing mechanisms.
A treatment session lasts for one hour. After the first treatment or two your body may respond in a very definite way: you may have a feeling of well-being and relaxation; or you may feel lethargic, nauseous or tearful, but this is transitory. It is, however, vital information for reflexologists, as it shows how your body is responding to treatment.
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