Natural Medical And Healing Systems > Reflexology
The healing art of reflexology is now very popular in New Zealand and
many other countries. Known to mankind for many
thousands of years and widely practiced by the
Indian, Chinese and Egyptian peoples.
Reflexology is a
well recognised and precisely defined form of
treatment based on the principle that the anatomy of
the body is reflected in miniature on reflex zones on
the feet. By using specific techniques of holds and
pressures on these regions, healing is both initiated
and accelerated in the corresponding area of the body.
During a typical
treatment, the reflexologist will often begin by
giving the client a warm foot bath, often with a
lovely fragrant essential oil. For ease of
relaxation, the client will usually sit or lay down
while the therapist uses hands and fingers to apply
gentle pressure to the feet. 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, circulation
and elimination is improved. This gentle therapy
encourages the body to heal itself at its own pace.
Most people can
benefit from reflexology treatment as it helps to
restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium
help with many conditions including:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Reflexology is often included as a part of Massage Therapy. More details...
Related practices are Osteopathy, Chiropractic and Massage
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