15265211-woman-getting-a-getting-relaxing-massage-in-salon[1]The ancient art of Reflexology has been known to
man for many thousands of years. It was first 
practiced by the early Indians, Chinese and 
In 1913 an American ear, nose and throat 
surgeon introduced this therapy to the west. 
He noted that pressure on parts of the body could
have an  anaesthetizing effect on a related area. 

Developing this theory, he divided the body into 10 equal vertical 
zones, ending in the fingers and toes. He concluded that pressure 
on  any part  of  that zone could effect everything else in that zone. 
Thus  the reflex  areas on the feet and hands are linked to other 
areas of the  body and  organs within the same zone. This was
further refined in the 1930’s to the  zone theory known as foot 
reflexology. It was observed  that  congestion  or tension 
corresponded to parts of the  body, thus  when you  treat big toes
there is a related effect in the head. Treating the  whole foot has
an effect on the whole body.

How can Reflexology help you?

The body has the ability to heal itself. Following illness, stress,
injury or disease, it is in a state of “imbalance”, and vital energy
pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning 
effectively. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the 
body’s natural equilibrium and encourage healing. A Reflexologist 
uses hands only to apply gentle pressure to the feet. For each person
the application and effect of the therapy is unique.
Sensitive trained hands can detect tiny deposits and imbalances in 
the feet and by working on these points the Reflexologist can release
blockages and restore the free flow of energy to the whole body. 
Tensions are eased and circulation and elimination are improved.

This gentle therapy encourages the body to heal itself at its own 
pace, often countering a lifetime of misuse.