Reflexology is certainly not new. The art of reflexology has been performed in ancient cultures all over the world. Reflexology in the West is attributed to the work of Dr. William Fitgerald and Dr. Edwin Bowers. In the 1940's Eunice Ingham, an American nurse and physiotherapist modified the Dr's work to the form of reflexology we are familiar with today. Eunice Ingham mapped out reflex points on the feet and hands that correspond to all of the organs, glands and parts of the body.
Natural Balancing through the feet & hands
A typical foot reflexology treatment lasts 45-50 minutes and it is generally recommended that a course of 4-6 weekly treatments is considered, however the frequency of treatments is up to you, and may vary depending on your state of health and long term objectives.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy widely accepted and recognized by the NHS, many GP’s and hospices. It is totally safe for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly, for pregnant women and those just seeking overall wellness. Whilst reflexology works very well alongside conventional medicine, it should never be used in place of seeking professional medical advice.
It is best to wear loose comfortable clothing so that you feel relaxed.
I may apply a small amount of cream or powder to work my fingers and thumbs across the reflex points on your feet. I usually work on one foot at a time. I may work both hands and/or feet during the course of a full treatment and may revisit certain areas repeatedly to help balance particular reflexes. The pressure should be firm but not painful.
After your treatment, you will be advised to drink plenty of fresh water (ideally at least 8 glasses in 24 hours), to help flush toxins from your body. It is also recommended that you avoid alcohol and eat only light meals.
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