The human body is a delicately balanced machine that is synergistic; everything is working together for the benefit of all. This is called homeostasis, an ancient Greek word meaning balance and equilibrium.
The science behind Reflexology has been used in the Far East, Ancient Egypt and amongst the Native American Indians for over 3000 years.
Reflexology deals with the principle that there are reflex areas on the hands and feet, which correspond to all the glands, organs and other parts of the human body. It involves the application of pressure to the specific points, or reflexes, on the feet and hands to encourage the body to heal from within. By applying pressure using the fingers or thumbs a reflexologist can have a positive effect on the corresponding parts of the body.
Professional reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Reflexology is a very individual treatment, which works with you holistically, so it is not possible to know in advance how you will react. Usually, after a treatment your tension may be reduced and you might feel relaxed. You might also notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improving.
With ever increasing levels of stress in everyday life, it is important for people to take more responsibility for their own healthcare needs. Reflexology may be one of the ways to mitigate the stresses of modern life.
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