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Reflexology, Crawley, West Sussex
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, Reflexologists believe that these areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person’s general health.
For example, reflexology holds that a specific spot in the arch of the foot corresponds to the bladder point. When a reflexology practitioner uses thumbs or fingers to apply appropriate pressure to this area, it affects bladder functioning.
Although reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure health disorders, millions of people around the world use it to complement other treatments when addressing conditions like infertility, anxiety, asthma, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis to name a few
Reflexology is growing increasingly popular across Europe and Asia as both a complement to other treatments and as a preventative measure. One example is Denmark, where various municipalities and companies have employed reflexologists since the early ’90s.
According to several studies, this practice in Denmark has resulted in reduced sick leave and absenteeism (and significant economic savings for the employers). Employees have consistently reported complete or partial improvement in conditions where they sought reflexologists’ help and even relief for additional problems related to stress. In one municipal district, almost one-third of the employees reported greater satisfaction with their jobs after completing six sessions with a reflexologist.
What are the reflexology points and areas?
In reflexology theory, points and areas on the feet and hands, correspond to specific organs, bones and body systems. Practitioners access these points on the feet and hands (bottom, sides, and top) to affect organs and systems throughout the entire body. To represent how the body systems correspond to one another, reflexologists use reflexology “maps.” A good example of a reflexology map exists for the feet. Each foot represents a vertical half of the body:
The left foot corresponds to the left side of the body and all organs, systems, etc. found there.
The right foot corresponds to the right side of the body and all organs found there. For example, the liver is on the right side of the body, and therefore the corresponding reflex area is on the right foot.
Reflexology allows the body to rebalance by:
- Reducing Stress
- Deep Relaxation
- Improves Circulation
A particular pressure is applied to the feet using thumbs and fingers with a tailor-made blend of essential oils which is absorbed through the soles of your feet. The treatment lasts an hour and is deeply relaxing for mind and body. Most people experience very good results after the first few initial treatments.
- Hormonal imbalances
- Irregular Periods
- Menopause migraines
- Stress-related disorders (i.e. high blood pressure)
- Back pain
- Water retention
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Body detoxifier