Relaxing with Reflexology
I was introduced to Reflexology as part of my Complementary Medicine Degree course and when it was time for the practical session I did not know what to expect and to be honest I was quite sceptical, although I was excited to learn more.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology-formerly known as Zone Therapy- is a complementary therapy which involves the Reflexologist applying pressure on parts of the feet or hands that correspond to certain parts of the body, the aim is to use these techniques to promote relaxation and aid the natural healing process of the body.
Where does Reflexology originate?
It is believed that as long ago as 5000 years BC treatments of the feet were undertaken in India and the oldest documentation was discovered in the tomb of an Egyptian physician called Ankmahor. Some, however, are not convinced.
How does it work?
The “Modern Day Zone Therapy” as it was known was developed on the principle that there are ten equal longitudinal zones that travel through the body from the toes and fingers to the brain.
The Zones were numbered from 1 – 5 outwards each way from the centre of the body with each toe being in each zone. It is believed that energy currents are channelled through these zones and if these zones are interrupted in any way by blockages, which are called imbalances of the body’s natural energy, organs in that particular zone will be affected (Keet 2008).
It is through research and dedication by many pioneers that it is now possible to offer reflexology for relaxation.
The Big Question is...
Do you think Reflexology is for you?
Reflexology is not a therapy that aims to cure all disorders, as a qualified reflexologist I do not diagnose or claim to cure. If I do provide a treatment, the aim (as outlined to us by the Reflexology tutor during the Reflexology Practitioner Diploma) is to help to put your body back in to balance so that it is able to deal with the stresses and strains of modern day living. See my Disclaimer below.
What happens in a session?
Each Reflexologist is different, if you are interested in learning more about the information and tips I have to share about choosing a Reflexologist and/or you are a working woman (employed or self-employed) who is interested in booking a private Reflexology Session in and around Blackburn Lancashire. Please contact me and I will reply within 24 hours. Contact Here
Copyright Jacqueline McMullin 2016
Keet, L (2008), The Reflexology Bible: The Definitive Guide to Reflexology, London, Octopus Publishing Group