Reflexology is a natural, Holistic treatment that enables the client to relax deeply, reducing stress levels and promoting positive well-being. Stress has a major impact on us, physically, as well as psychologically; therefore, by reducing our levels of tension, we are able to function more optimally. Mood is improved & Better sleep is promoted.
Reflexology is a very gentle and non-invasive technique, using specific thumb and finger pressures on certain points on the feet or hands that are said to mirror the body’s systems. Reflexology not only works on the Physical level, but also the emotional level.
For instance, we consider the Right Foot to signify the past, and the left to signify the present, but also the Male and Female aspect of ourselves, or the role of someone important in our life. Grief = Lungs, Anxiety = Stomach or Solar Plexus. Liver = Anger.
Reflexology shares its development with many different cultures. It dates back to ancient civilizations such as Egypt, China & India but was only introduced to the West in the early 20th Century. Near Cairo there is a Pictograph in the tomb of an Egyptian Physician named Ankhmahor (Tomb of the Physician) that is dated 2500 – 2330 BC.
Modern Reflexology is founded on the concept of “Zone Therapy” which was first documented in the 16th Century and has developed further with findings from Sir Henry Head, An English Neurologist, &
Dr William Fitzgerald – an Ear, Nose & Throat surgeon from America. This technique was then developed further, by American Physiotherapist, Eunice Ingham, whose workings now form the basis of the chart we commonly use today.
No two Foot Charts are the same – This is mainly due to copyright.
There are several different theories about how reflexology works. None of them has been proven as a fact but they all agree on one basic principle – that Reflexology helps people to relax, improves circulation & helps the body to manage stress.
Clare Newman has been practising Holistic therapies since 2011, With a deep love & Knowledge of many Holistic therapies, Clare aims to promote relaxation for her client's and firmly believes that Holistic therapy should treat the root cause and not just the symptoms.