REFLEXOLOGY IN CHELMSFORD
What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a complementary therapy that works on the feet or hands enabling the body to heal itself. Reflexology may help restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium and encourage healing.
A Reflexologist uses hands only to apply pressure to the feet. For each person the application and the effect of the therapy is unique. Sensitive, trained hands may detect areas in the feet of possible imbalance within the body, and by working on these points the Reflexologist may help to release and encourage the balance to the whole body. Wonderfully relaxing, this gentle therapy has been helpful for my clients to regain a sense of well being and balance.
Whilst the art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, it wasn't until 1913 that Dr William Fitzgerald introduced this therapy to the West as 'zone therapy'. He noted 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. She observed that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body.
Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Each session of reflexology works on an individual basis.
Who may benefit from reflexology?
Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring support for ongoing health conditions.
Reflexology may be used as a way of relaxing the mind and body and counteracting stress, some doctors, consultants and other health care professionals recognise reflexology as a well established, respected and effective therapy.
With ever increasing levels of stress, it is important for people take more responsibility for their own health care needs.
Reflexology may help people to cope on a physical mental and emotional level thereby encouraging support in all areas of life.
Reflexology is used as a support and not a substitute for professional medical care or diagnosis. We do not prescribe or change medication and we strongly advise that you see your GP for medical advice on health issues. Association of Reflexologists.