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Foot Reflexology

The Theory Behind It

Foot Reflexology is a "pressure therapy" and involves applying focused pressure to certain known "reflex" points located in the foot, which correspond to certain other areas in the body. The ancient healing art of reflexology has been known to man for many thousands of years. It was first practiced by the early Indian, Chinese and Egyptian peoples.


Results may bring about:
1) enhancement of the body's functioning
2) improvement of the blood circulation
3) better elimination of waste products & "toxic" contaminants

This is the precise mechanism which underlies the treatment's efficacy towards the various chronic health problems, such as headache and migraine, insomnia, neurosis, neck pain and backache, numbness of the limbs, high blood pressure, post-stroke syndrome, & other discomforts associated with menstrual, hormonal and gastro- intestinal dysfunction.

Foot reflexology (foot massage) is a treatment of wide application.
1) It cures and relieves all kinds of chronic health problems and minor ailments.
2) It is suitable for people of all ages.
3) It is completely harmless and without side-effect.

How Can Reflexology Help You?

The body has the ability to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury or disease, it is in a state of "imbalance", and vital energy pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium and encourage healing.

A reflexologist uses hands only to apply gentle pressure to the feet. For each person the application and the effect of the therapy is unique. Sensitive, trained hands can detect tiny deposits and imbalances in the feet, and by working on these points the reflexologist can release blockages and restore the free flow of energy to the whole body. Tensions are eased, and circulation and elimination is improved. This gentle therapy encourages the body to heal itself at its own pace, often counteracting a lifetime of misuse.

Who Can Benefit From Reflexology?

Since reflexology treats the whole person, not the symptoms of disease, most people benefit from treatment. The therapy brings relief to a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, and is suitable for all ages. Once your body is in-tune, it is wise to have regular treatments in order to help maintain health and well-being. An increasing number of people are using this safe, natural therapy as a way of relaxing, balancing and harmonising the body.

What Happens When You Go For Treatment?

On your first visit there is a preliminary talk with the practitioner. The reflexologist then begins to work on your feet, or hands if necessary, noting problem areas. There may be discomfort in some places, but it is fleeting, and is an indication of congestion or imbalance in a corresponding part of the body. For the most part, the sensation is pleasant and soothing. Reflexology will relax you while stimulating the body's own healing mechanisms.

Usually a treatment session lasts for about one hour. A course of treatment varies in length depending on your body's needs. Your reflexologist will discuss this with you at the first session. After the first treatment or two your body may respond in a very definite way: you may have a feeling of well-being and relaxation; or you may feel lethargic, nauseous or tearful, but this is transitory. It is, however, vital information for reflexologists, as it shows how your body is responding to treatment.

Foot reflexology is now becoming more popular and has been increasingly adopted by medical practitioners as an alternative therapeutic technique. Today, more than thirty countries are seen to be practicing this art of ancient China. Medically advanced countries like Switzerland, Taiwan, Japan, Germany, the People's Republic of China, and the United States of America etc. have all given a high degree of recognition and approval towards this treatment and its effectiveness. It may be worth noting that in the United Kingdom, foot reflexology has recently been included as part of the curriculum of a qualified nurse.

Foot reflexology is particularly useful in treating those health problems which even Western or Chinese medicine are incapable of curing and because of this, the technique has been highly recommended as an alternative form of treatment.

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Larry P. Key

Nationally Certified Reflexologist


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