Reflexology is a natural, holistic therapy, that is well established and respected in the field of complementary medicine. Whilst it is is now being increasingly used alongside treatments in orthodox medicine, reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. We offer Reflexology in Nottingham.
‘Reflexology can not, does not and will not make your body do something unnatural.’ Suzanne Enzer, reflexologist
An ancient therapy
Reflexology is not a new therapy and has been in use as a method of healing, without the use of surgery or medication for over 5000 years.
It is known to have been practised in a similar manner by ancient civilisations in Egypt, India and China, before being introduced to the West in the early 20th Century
Modern reflexology has its roots in eastern philosophy and is based on the ancient Chinese theory that energy is flowing all around our bodies. If the energy can flow freely, then we are balanced and healthy. If the energy is obstructed, then illness may result.
How does reflexology work?
Reflexology is based on the principle that the entire body is represented by reflex points on the hands and feet, each point corresponding to an individual part of the body.
All organs, nerves, glands and parts of the body are connected to the reflex points on the feet. The pressure techniques used by reflexologists, aim to stimulate the nerve endings in the feet and send signals along the nerve pathways through the central nervous system to the brain, to regulate and improve function of the vital organs.
How can reflexology help?
The overall theory is that reflexology restores the free flow of energy circulation within and around the body. If your body is in a state of imbalance, due to illness, injury or stress, your vital energy channels may become blocked and your body may not function effectively.
A reflexologist will gently stimulate the reflex points in a precise way to encourage the body to heal itself, in order to revitalise, restore and maintain the body’s natural balance and ultimately promote health and wellbeing.
It may help by:
- balancing all the systems in our body, removing energy blockages
- strengthening the immune system by removing toxins and impurities
- enhancing energy and vitality by stimulating nerve supply
- improving circulation and the efficiency of the digestive system
- balancing the functions of internal organs and glands
- relaxing nervous tension and improving nerve function
- calming the mind and emotions and inducing a state of deep relaxation.
A holistic therapy
Reflexology is a natural and holistic therapy that treats the person as a whole rather than just focusing on a set of symptoms. As well as an improvement in their condition, many clients also report an enhanced sense of overall wellbeing. Suitable for almost anyone, many people use reflexology as a way of counteracting stress and relaxing the mind and body.
What conditions might it aid?
More than just a relaxing therapy, reflexology has been known to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of conditions including:
- Stress related conditions
- Digestive disorders, including IBS
- Circulatory problems
- High blood pressure
- Migraine and headaches
- Hormonal imbalances
- Fertility issues
- Pregnancy discomforts
- Menstruation problems, including PMS
- Symptoms of the menopause
- Fatigue and sleep disorders, including insomnia
- Back and neck problems
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema
- Blood sugar disorders
- Asthma and sinus problems.