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Reflexology is a non-invasive complementary health therapy involves massage and pressure techniques on the reflex areas found in the feet, hands or face. It can be very effective in promoting deep relaxation and wellbeing by reducing stress, which is a key in optimising good health.

It is a touch therapy based on the principle that reflexes in the feet, hands or face correspond to each organ and structure in the body.

When illness occurs in the body, the corresponding energy channels become blocked, and Reflexology is applied to help the body to remove these blockages, allowing the energy to flow freely again, so restoring the body’s natural balance and good health.

Reflexology can be used to help treat many conditions including:

Digestive disorders e.g. IBS
Migraine / headaches
Joint / back pain
Sleep disorders
Stress related conditions
Sinus problems
Pregnancy – after the first trimester and a valuable tool during labour and the birth process.

Reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, and was practised in India and China. The therapy was introduced to the West in 1913 by ear, nose and throat surgeon Dr William Fitzgerald, who developed a system called ‘Zone therapy’. He believed that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone and used acupuncture needles on the feet to achieve anaesthesia on other areas of the body for surgery.
In the 1930’s, Eunice Ingham further developed this zone theory into what is known as reflexology.
It has been practiced in the UK since the 1960’s and has become more and more popular and established as a complementary therapy.