Reflexology

Reflexology Classes in Bury

Reflexology is a popular and relaxing treatment based on the principle that reflex points on the soles, tops and sides of the feet correspond to areas throughout the body. By stimulating or soothing these reflexes, many health issues may benefit in a safe and natural way. Reflexology may work with the body to restore its own natural balance and is suitable for most people.

Origins of Reflexology

The Chinese are thought to have used any early form of reflexology more than 5,000 years ago in their use of pressure therapies. Egyptian tomb artwork also shows foot massage, indicating that working on the feet is an ancient practice, used in many cultures.

Modern Reflexology, where the feet are divided into zones corresponding to areas of the body, was developed by Eunice D. Ingham in the 1930's and is now a popular complementary therapy.

Benefits of Reflexology include:

  • Relief from tension, anxiety and stress
  • Feelings of deep relaxation
  • Improved mood
  • Improved sleep
  • A general sense of health and well-being
  • Hormonal balance

What happens during a reflexology treatment?

A reflexology treatment lasts approximately 1 hour. As it is just the feet that are worked on you remain fully clothed just removing your shoes and socks.

Reflexology Classes in Bury

Reflexology is a popular and relaxing treatment based on the principle that reflex points on the soles, tops and sides of the feet correspond to areas throughout the body. By stimulating or soothing these reflexes, many health issues may benefit in a safe and natural way. Reflexology may work with the body to restore its own natural balance and is suitable for most people.

Origins of Reflexology

The Chinese are thought to have used any early form of reflexology more than 5,000 years ago in their use of pressure therapies. Egyptian tomb artwork also shows foot massage, indicating that working on the feet is an ancient practice, used in many cultures.

Modern Reflexology, where the feet are divided into zones corresponding to areas of the body, was developed by Eunice D. Ingham in the 1930's and is now a popular complementary therapy.

Benefits of Reflexology include:

  • Relief from tension, anxiety and stress
  • Feelings of deep relaxation
  • Improved mood
  • Improved sleep
  • A general sense of health and well-being
  • Hormonal balance

What happens during a reflexology treatment?

A reflexology treatment lasts approximately 1 hour.

You'll be invited to relax on the treatment bed or chair if you're more comfortable. Your feet will be cleansed at the start of the treatment and then a variety of reflexology techniques will be used, adapted to suit your individual needs.

Can everyone enjoy reflexology?

This therapy is suitable for most adults but there are certain conditions where you should avoid reflexology. All treatments begin with a consultation to ensure the treatment is right for you. In some instances, your doctor's permission may be required before treatments can commence. A  confidential record card will be kept with any relevant notes for future treatments.

Reflexology is often used alongside conventional care in hospitals, hospices and other healthcare settings.

After your treatment

To gain maximum benefits from your reflexology, it is advisable to drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol in the hours immediately after treatment. If you have any queries please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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