WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology is a holistic science using the feet as a mini-map or microcosm of the body. It is a natural, non-invasive treatment, stimulating reflex areas in the feet that correspond to our organs, glands and body parts. The body has thousands of nerve endings in the feet - approximately 7,200. By stimulating these reflex areas through a type of compression massage, the therapist is able to clear energy channels and allow the body’s own healing energy to flow unimpeded. The goal of Reflexology is to assist the body to return to a state of balance.

BENEFITS OF REFLEXOLOGY

*Reflexology relieves stress and tension via the Nervous and Endocrine Systems

*Stimulates and improves the nerve and blood supply throughout the body

*Assists the body to achieve homeoastasis and balance.

*Assist the body in detoxification.

*It feels good.

REFLEXOLOGY AND THE EMOTIONAL ASPECT

There are certain connections between some of the internal organs in the body.

For example:

ORGAN

EMOTIONS/ATTITUDES

Lung/Large intestine

Grief and sadness. Possesiveness is the principal cause of grief and results in all kinds of accumulations such as cysts and tumors

Heart/Small Intestine

Trying too hard, pretending you are OK when you

are really not.

Stomach/Spleen

Worry is payment on a debt never owed. Obsession, Thinking too much, overanalyzing.

Gallbladder/Liver

Anger, resentment, bitter frustration.        

Kidney/Bladder

Fear.

Umbillicus/Diaphragm

This is your Hara. The Vital centre of the self, the focus of existence. Combination of all emotions. Fear of death.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

There are just a few contra-indications for Reflexology: Warts, Athletes foot, fungal infection. Pregnancy (First and last trimester)