What is Reflexology?

It is a form of complementary therapy and uses hand massage to reflex areas in the feet and hands. It is based on the principle that organs, muscles and glands in the body have a reflex area in both feet and hands. It might be said that these areas form a map of the body. The right foot represents the right side of the body, and the left foot the left side, thus allowing the body to be treated as a whole.

Reflexology helps relaxation, improves moods,and aids sleep etc. It also helps to relieve tension and improves a sense of wellbeing, which can have an uplifting effect in different ways.

The body has an ability to heal itself. However, following illness, stress or injury etc it has been suggested that it is in a state of “imbalance”and vital energy systems are blocked. Gentle massage to reflexes in the foot or hand may well help the body to return to a state of “balance” when healing may occur.