Reflexology is a complementary health therapy. It is non-invasive, holistic and works on the theory that different points on the feet and hands correspond with different parts of the body. Anyone of any age could have reflexology; from newborns to those in receipt of end of life care.
Although modern reflexology originated in the 19th Century, archaeological evidence suggests it was an ancient tradition; practised by Egyptians, North American Indian tribes, as well as the Chinese 5000 years ago, as part of their TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine).
What Conditions Can it Help?
Although reflexologists cannot claim to heal or cure conditions, reflexology can help the body restore to its natural balance. It can provide relaxation, improve wellbeing and lower stress/tension. Reflexology can also help improve circulation.
Clients have reported that reflexology has been beneficial when they have suffered from the following conditions:
Headaches, migraines, sinusitis, backache, sciatica, digestive disorders, problems sleeping, hormonal imbalance.
What Benefits can be Expected?
As a natural, non-invasive, drug-free treatment, reflexology can help relieve stress, release endorphins (the body's 'feel-good' chemicals) and help maintain general good health.
There may be further benefits felt, with the possibility of other conditions improving but, although positive research has been carried out, there is not enough evidence to claim it has clinical effectiveness.