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Reflexology

 

History of Reflexology 

Reflexology was used thousands of years ago mainly in the far East (China and Egypt), but owes its modern origins to American ear, nose and throat specialist, Dr William Fitzgerald who developed this ancient knowledge into an independent system which he called Zone Therapy. Eunice Ingham (nurse) further developed Dr. Fitzgerald’s findings through her research confirming the existing connection between different body ‘zones’. She found that through the pressure points in the feet, the whole body could be affected

As above…so below  

The aim of a Reflexology treatment is to produce balance. Changes in the life of the patient are liable to be on different levels, not just physical. Some symptoms may not seem at first, to be connected, for example: a condition of excess (tension) in the area of the pituitary gland can cause problems with fertility, or sleeping disorders. So, it is important to understand how certain patterns affect the whole person in order to see how the direction of the treatment will melt, disperse and break these patterns to produce a state of continuous, balanced flow of energy in the body.

The Treatment

Reflexology is not like ordinary foot massage but consists of very specific and firm movement’s of the thumb (thumb walking). Our feet have 7,200 nerve endings and it is through these nerve pathways and acupressure meridian points that the whole body is affected. The treatment enhances circulation and nerve supply to all organs and restores the body’s equilibrium. 

The therapist can feel where the muscles are in a state of tension. Certain area’s may feel painful or tight and brief discomfort and sensitivity may be felt as this is worked out and resolved. Tiny crystals feeling like sugar or sand are clearly felt in areas where there is congestion relating to the corresponding part of the body.  Again, after a treatment you should drink plenty of water as is helps the kidneys work efficiently to rid the body of metabolic waste (detoxification). 

Relaxation

Reflexology as well as being effective for treating many disorders is one of the most delightful, pleasurable and relaxing experiences!  It has a calming and soothing effect on the mind, body and spirit and can be enjoyable as a de-stressing treatment. 

(See consultation for number of treatments etc)

 

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Tel: Warrington (01925) - 634518

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