A little bit of history


The art of Reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China.

During the sixteenth century a number of books were published on zone therapy

in Europe. In 1913, Dr. William Fitzgerald, an American ear, nose and throat

specialist who had earlier worked in hospitals in Europe, introduced this therapy

to the West and dubbed it "zone therapy". He had noticed, in his practice, that

the application of pressure on certain areas of the body not only relieved pain but

in the majority of cases also relieved the underlying cause as well.


In the 1930's Eunice Inghaman American physiotherapist, further developed

this zone theory into what is now known as reflexology

She created detailed charts that showed the corresponding zones for various internal systems

on the feet. In addition to her writing and lecturing, she, along with her nephew, Dwight Byers,

founded the International Institute of Reflexology so that her work could be continued in perpetuity.


Foot Reflexology is a complementary therapy that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas

in the feet and hands that correspond to all the glands, organs and parts of the body. 

Reflexology is a unique method of using the thumb and fingers on these reflex areas

which contributes to relieve stress and tension, improve blood supply and promote the unblocking

of nerve impulses and help nature achieve homeostasis.

  

How can reflexology help me?



Reflexology is suitable for all agesfrom babies to the elderly.
It can be used to help restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium.
While producing a feeling of wellbeing and deep relaxation,
this gentle therapy encourages the body to work naturally to restore
its own healthy balance.


The effective techniques of the Original Ingham Method® make the reflexology

treatments particularly helpful in the following areas: back pain, migraine, arthritis,

sleep disorders, fertility, menstrual irregularities, hormonal imbalances, 

asthma and other respiratory problems, digestive disorders, stress-related

conditions...

Reflexology may also be very helpful for people who receive chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatments in alleviating their     

side effects.

Athletes tend to be very interested in using Reflexology to manage pain and to accelerate recovery for after an event,

after an injury or after surgery. By decreasing stress and anxiety, reflexology is very useful in preparing for a sport event.

    

Reflexology in pregnancy


There are some precautions to observe when treating pregnant women but

it is definitely worth considering receiving a treatment. Maternity relexology has been shown to be effective in alleviating many

problems associated with pregnancy including: fatigue, backache, digestive problems, swelling in the feet and ankles,

headaches, insomnia.

Reflexology is also very helpful in relaxing the entire body during the actual delivery period.


What happens when I go for treatment?

    


On the first visit, I will have a preliminary talk with you to determine your present

and past health and lifestyle and know what your expectations are. The treatment

can then start. 


The application and the effect of the therapy are unique to each person.

A course of treatment may be recommended depending on your body's needs.



                   



                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                            

  


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