A course of reflexology has long been known to be able to transform your personal health and well-being, and was practiced in China and Ancient Egypt over 3000 years ago. However, over the last 30 years or so the number of people seeking reflexology in conjunction with conventional western medicine has increased exponentially, and today more is widely understood about reflexology than ever before.
However, whilst the art of reflexology is gaining more and more recognition every day, very few people know about its great versatility in treating a great number of physical problems and ailments that many experience from on a regular basis. In fact, by utilising our non-invasive manual therapy sessions, you can see dramatic improvements in your health and general wellbeing, as well as relieving a whole host of symptoms.
The treatments we pursue at the Fairlee Wellbeing Centre aim to promote the body’s innate healing abilities and vitality in line with the commonly accepted practices of reflexology. The human foot is incredibly sensitive, having between 7000-7200 individual nerve endings, with each nerve ending acting as a reflex point corresponding to a specific body part. Manipulation of this network can gradually restore your natural homeostasis, rebalancing Qi (energy channels throughout the body), and creating an optimal physical and emotional state for the patient.
Through regular 45-60 minute sessions, reflexology has been proven to increase circulation and improve the flow of energy throughout the body, as well as removing toxins and stimulating the patient’s digestive system. Whilst results vary enormously from person to person, in general these treatments can produce startling effects that can be applied to pretty much anyone – people of any age or sex can derive long-lasting benefits from reflexology, as well as treat a wide range of maladies and conditions, both acute and chronic.
One of the clearest benefits that patients can get from a course of reflexology is in mood, and patients often seek out reflexologists as part of an effective stress reduction strategy. Techniques such as finger and thumb walking can induce a powerful soothing action that eases anxiety and stress and leaves the patient in a relaxed, peaceful and restful mental state, allowing you to sleep better and reducing tension.
Reflexology contributes significantly towards alleviating numerous conditions, including allergies, stress disorders, high blood pressure and insomnia, as well as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other bladder problems. In addition, structural problems like back and neck issues, frozen shoulders or knee issues can be successfully resolved through reflexology.
Furthermore, examples from independent research shows reflexology to be effective as a palliative care solution for certain cancers, acting as pain relief as well as boosting the immune system and allowing patients to better fight off infections. Reflexology can also be used by couples attempting to conceive, by correcting imbalances that may be holding couples back.