Reflexology is a natural therapy using tactile stimulation, applied with varying degrees of pressure to the feet and hands, which reflect the organs of the body. I believe that the reflexes that represent the organs of the body are reflected as an anatomical mirror image on the bones of the feet and hands. Stimulating these reflexes with this unique technique can promote the body's own healing ability to promote better health. Reflexology is a unique modality in the health field. Its purpose is not to treat or diagnose for any specific medical disorder, but to promote better health and well being in the same way as an exercise or diet program.
The idea behind Reflexology is not new. In fact, it was practiced as early as 2330 BC by the Egyptian culture. Modern Reflexology as we know it today was first researched by Dr. Fitzgerald and Dr. Riley and developed by Eunice Ingham, the pioneer of this field.
There are many different methods of Reflexology. Some methods are only hands on, while others make use of sticks, wands or other tools.
Reflexology is primarily used for relaxing tension. Doctors agree that over 75% of our health problems can be linked to nervous stress. Reflexology improves nerve and blood supply, and helps nature balance and harmonize all bodily functions.
Education is your strongest ally. Certain conditions require gentle work while others require stronger work. I do not believe that there are contradictions to Reflexology. Let me say again that in some conditions it is critical how you apply Reflexology, therefore educate yourself! Generally Reflexology helps to bring the body back to balance and harmony. It is an effective way to nurture the body back to health.