Updated September 2020
Relaxing with Reflexology
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.
How does it work?
The “Modern Day Zone Therapy” as it is known is 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 are 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).
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Copyright © Jacqueline McMullin
Keet, L (2008), The Reflexology Bible: The Definitive Guide to Reflexology, London, Octopus Publishing Group
Just for Fun - I was quite surprised when I first experienced Reflexology as part of our practical study sessions, my initial views changed very quickly. How about you? Please feel free to comment below.