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Reflexology

Reflexology is a traditional healing method that stimulates the body’s own healing forces, strengthening any weakness.

The feet are a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art

Leonardo da Vinci

Reflexology is an ancient healing method, as this painting showing foot and hand reflexology show.  The painting is to be found in the tomb of Ankhmahor who was a highly respected physician in Egypt from around 2500-2300 BC.

Egyptian Papyrus Reflexology Translation : 'Do not let it be painful' says the patient, and the attendant replies 'I do as you please'.

Egyptian Papyrus Reflexology
Translation : ‘Do not let it be painful’ says the patient, and the attendant replies ‘I do as you please’.

More recently, Dr William Fitzgerald was able to show that pressure applied to an area on the foot anaesthetised a corresponding area of the body.  He was therefore able to use reflexology in the management of pain.

The aim of Reflexology

The aim is to balance the systems and harmonise the entire body, which is easily thrown out of balance by stress or diet and the resulting imbalances, even if only slight, will prevent the efficient working of bodily functions. Reflexology calms over-active areas and stimulates under-active areas until the body’s natural balance is restored.

There are over 7,200 nerve endings in each foot that interconnect through the nervous system with all areas of the body. Perhaps this fact, more than any other, explains why we feel so much better when our feet are treated.

I am a member of the Association of Reflexologists.  Please follow one of the links below for more information.  https://www.aor.org.uk/

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