Aeonian Reflexology

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a form of complementary therapy and involves a method of treatment using massage to reflex areas found in the feet and the hands. Most commonly, the feet are used as the areas to be treated.
In the feet, there are reflex areas corresponding to all the parts of the body and these areas are arranged in such a way as to form a map of the body in the feet with the right foot corresponding to the right side of the body and the left foot corresponding to the left side of the body. By having the whole body represented in the feet, the method offers a means of treating the whole body and of treating the body as a whole. This latter point is an important factor of a natural therapy and allows not only symptoms to be treated but also the causes of symptoms.
Reflexology has been used for several thousands of years and is known to have been practised in a similar manner by the Chinese and the Egyptians. More recently, Reflexology was described in the form in which it is now known by the late Eunice Ingham, an American lady, who based her method of treatment on work called 'Zone Therapy' which had been described some years earlier in the 1920's by an American, Dr. William Fitzgerald.
The main pioneer of Reflexology in Great Britain was the late Doreen Bayly who introduced the method in the early 1960's and whose great determination to stimulate awareness and interest in the method should not be forgotten.

What to expect from reflexology treatment:
When first visiting, a detailed medical history will be taken. The feet will be examined first before commencing with the precise massage movement. The particular type of massage involved requires the application of a firm pressure. All areas on both feet will be massaged.
Areas corresponding to parts of the body which are out of balance will feel uncomfortable or tender when massaged and the degree of tenderness will indicate the degree of imbalance. The sensitivity of the feet varies from person to person and the trained practitioner will understand the correct pressure to apply and how to interpret the tendernesses felt. The massage should not be very uncomfortable to even the most sensitive of feet.
The full treatment session will last approximately three-quarters of an hour and at the end of a session the feet should feel warm and the patient relaxed. The number of treatment sessions required will vary depending on the condition being treated.
Following treatment, it is sometimes possible that the eliminating systems of the body become more active in order to rid the body of unwanted toxins. However, if treatment is correctly applied, these reactions should not be severe.
It is not necessary for a GP referral to try reflexology treatment but reflexology can not give a medical diagnosis and a client would not be discouraged from visiting their GP.

Reflexology has many Benefits:
Improve Circulation
Eliminates Toxins
Boost the Immune System
Aid Sleep
Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Decrease Pain
Menstrual/ Hormonael Problems
Digestion and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Asthma/Respiritory Problems
Bladder Problems
Improve Metabolism
Sinus congestion
Stiffness in the neck and back

Most people who have experienced a reflexology session would agree that the method is a very relaxing therapy which may reduce tension and lead to an improved sense of well-being.
Reflexology Including a Consultation 1 Hour