If you haven't experienced a Reflexology treatment before then you are missing out on an extremely effective therapy. This powerful treatment has the ability to transform and restore your health in an unique way.
Reflexology is known as an 'archetypal' therapy - which means that many forms of this treatment sprung up independantly around the world over thousands of years. Ancient cultures such as the Egyptians, the Chinese, the Aborigines, widespread African cultures and the Native American Indians all had their own form of this holistic treatment. Reflexology has only be taken up recently in the West, in the last one hundred years - and its effectiveness is becoming increasingly recognised and is even available in some NHS hospitals for more seriously ill patients.
Massaging reflex points on the feet helps to achieve a natural balance of homeostasis in our bodies because it stimulates cells and tissue and the flow of blood, hormone, lymph and neurotransmitters. Homeostasis is the body’s condition of relative stability (balance), within its internal environment. It is the physiological counterpart to the greater balance of all aspects of a person’s life. If this natural balance becomes congested or blocked, excessive or deficient in any place, the stage becomes set for dis-ease to occur.
The Endocrine System including the hypothalamus and pituitary glands and the endocrine organs such as the thyroid, adrenals and ovaries/testes are pivotal in helping to maintain homeostasis in the human body - as is the autonomic nervous system. Reflexology stimulates the body to restore homeostasis through these physiological systems and effectively supports health concerns ranging from minor issues such as insomnia, fatigue, low mood and tension headaches to serious medical conditions such as cancer and autoimmune disease. Reflexology for labour induction and pregnancy is also very useful.