What is Reflexology
Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body.
Through application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.
How does it work?
There are more than 7,200 nerve endings in each of the feet which have extensive interconnections through the spinal cord and brain with all areas of the body.
Reflexology stimulates the nerve endings of the feet, through application of pressure and touch, it improves blood and nerve supply to all areas of the body.
Reflexology stimulates the lymphatic system which boosts the immune system, improves circulation to aid in elimination of excess waste products and fluids, increases oxygen from the lungs to all tissues, and promotes the natural function of the body.
It is a holistic non-invasive therapy where the client and practitioner interact together to achieve balance and wellness.
Reflexology also releases endorphins which are chemical messengers.They produce a calming and euphoric sensation and suppress pain by blocking transmission of pain from one neuron to another.