Hands For Health Reflexology

What is reflexology?

Reflexology is the gentle art of healing through therapeutic massaging of the feet. It is a science based upon physiological and neurological studies. The art of reflexology has been known to man for many thousands of years. The oldest recorded documentation of reflexology dates back to the tomb of an ancient Egyptian physician named ‘Ankmahor’. The art of foot and hand massage was also practised by the Babylonian, Chinese and North American cultures.

Dr. William Fitzgerald is commonly known as the founder of ‘Reflex Zone Therapy’; as an American ears, nose, and throat surgeon he practised in hospitals in Vienna and London in the late 1800’s. The main principle behind ‘Reflex Zone Therapy’ is that there are ten zones of the body with corresponding reflex areas found in the hands, thus mapping Hand Reflexology, as we know it today. In the 1930’s, Eunice Ingham, a therapist working for Dr Joe Shelby Riley, worked further developing and refining zone theory into what is now known as ‘Foot Reflexology’ today. She observed that congestion or tension in any part of the foot, mirrors congestion or tension in a corresponding area of the body.

 

What is Hand Reflexology?

Hand reflexology is a method of applying pressure through the fingers and thumbs on reflex areas of the hands. These reflex areas are found on all parts of the hands and they correspond to organs, glands and structures of the body. The hands can be seen as a   mirror of the body the right hand representing the right side of the body and the left hand representing the left.

 

How can Reflexology help you?

Reflexology has no boundaries, people of all ages, race, creed, colour; men, women, teenagers, children, babies and the elderly; can all enjoy the positive benefits reflexology has to offer.

Approximately 90% of today’s illnesses are stress and tension related. Stress, tension, injury and dis-eases leave the body in a state of     imbalance, leaving vital energy pathways blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium and encourage the body’s ability to heal itself.

 

Reflexology can: -

  • Aid in stress reduction
  • Offer levels of deep relaxation
  • Improve the body’s circulation
  • Cleanse the body of toxins and impurities
  • Balance the body’s nervous system
  • Revitalise the body and depleted energy centres.
  • Aid in the easing of Headaches, Migraines, aching eyes
  • Aid in disorders of the Digestive System
  • Aid in the treatment of Post-Natal and mild Depression
  • Aid ease Muscular Tension including Back and Neck pains

 

Reflexology as preventive care

In today’s society, most people wait until illness occurs in the body before seeking medical assistance. However reflexology can be used as a preventive therapy for people wishing to revitalise the body   system on a regular basis.

Reflexology is a gentle holistic therapy that encourages the whole body to heal itself at its own individual pace.

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