Reflexology is completely safe for people of all ages including children and babies. Whether you have a chronic disease or are healthy, frail or disabled everyone can benefit from reflexology and treatments are tailored.
During pregnancy it is recommended after the first trimester, and it is of great benefit for patients undergoing chemotherapy and during post-operative care. The results of a blind randomised controlled study of 100 menopausal women has shown that "Reflexology is an effective non-hormonal approach for treatment of sleep disorder during the menopause" (Reference 31(2012)242–246).
Reflexology works the entire body through the feet and helps restore and maintain the natural balance between all body systems by reducing everyday stress and tension in the first instance. It is believed that stress is the root cause of 75% of modern day diseases.
Reflexology is a non-invasive complementary therapy. It is an adjunct to standard medical care and should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.
The reflexology principle is that there are areas on the feet and hands which correspond to all glands, organs and parts of the body.
At Reflexology Body Balance meridian therapy is incorporated into a reflexology treatment as a tool to understand the disease pathway and to increase the vital flow of Chi to restore patient health. A holistic approach is adopted to patient care.
Benefits of reflexology
Relieves stress and tension
Releases endorphins which can provide pain relief
Improves nerve impulses
Releases toxins and impurities
Works with the body to restore balance to all body systems
Contrary to popular belief, reflexology is not a 'pamper' treatment and will not simply massage or tickle your feet, it is a specific technique using the thumb and fingers on reflex areas on the feet and hands.