The art of Reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India, and China. In 1913 Dr. William Fitzgerald introduced Reflexology to the West as ‘Zone Therapy’. He suggested that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone.
In the 1930’s Eunice Ingham further developed this zone theory into what is now known as Reflexology today. She observed that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body. It can be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium. It encourages the body to work naturally, restoring its own healthy balance. Foot massage feels great and it addresses all conditions of the body when it’s done as Reflexology.
- Back Pain
- Sleep disorders
- Hormonal imbalances
- Sports injuries
- Digestive disorders
Reflexology brings relief for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. After a course of reflexology treatments, many people continue regular appointments to maintain health and well-being.
It relaxes the mind and body. It decreases stress. Doctors and Healthcare Professionals recognize reflexology as an established, respected and effective therapy.
On your first visit, your Massage Therapist will talk with you about your present and past health. He or she will apply pressure to specific points on your feet.
After one or two treatments your body may respond in a very definite way. Most people notice a sense of well-being and relaxation. Sometimes people feel emotional, but this is a transitory part of the healing process. Sometimes you can feel wide awake or have a burst of energy after a reflexology treatment.
Please give feedback to your Massage Therapist, so he/she knows how your body is responding. This will help your therapist tailor a specific treatment plan.