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Reflexology

Reflexology: Treatment

A method for activating the bodys' own healing powers.
This is a treatment using pressure on the reflex areas found on the feet and hands,
to every part of the body. More commonly, the feet are used due to the larger area and sensitivity. These areas are arranged in such a way to form a map of the body. In the feet, the right foot relates to the right side of the body, and the left foot to the left side. Areas corresponding to parts of the body which are out of balance or stressed, may feel uncomfortable or tender when touched, and the degree of tenderness will show the degree of imbalance. The whole body can be treated through the feet, therefore the term `Holistic' is used for this therapy. This allows not only symptoms to be treated but also the cause.

History

Reflexology was found to be used some 5000 years ago by the Chinese, American Indians and ancient Egyptians. More recently in 1913, it was introduced to America by an ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. W Fitzgerald, as Zone therapy. In 1930 Eunice Ingham, who worked with Dr. Fitzgerald, concentrated this therapy on the feet.

Doreen Bayly was trained by Eunice and brought Reflexology to this country in the early 1960's, then started her own training school `The Bayly School of Reflexology'. This was the first Reflexology school in the country, and the one that I trained with from 1990 to 1992, when I passed my practitioner examinations to become a fully qualified reflexologist.

This school is the official teaching body of The British Reflexology Association,
which is a member of The Reflexology Forum.

Reflexology induces deep relaxation, reduces stress (the cause of 80% of all disorders), improves circulation, cleanses the body of toxins and impurities, balances the body’s systems, revitalises (recharges the battery)!  and acts as preventative care. Although it is not classed as a cure all, it can help a wide range of disorders many of which have been successfully treated including headaches, migraines, back aches, infertility,
overdue pregnancy, digestive problems, hormonal imbalances, breathing and circulatory problems and tension and stress to name a few!

Contra-indications

It can not treat anyone with thrombosis, some heart problems, epilepsy, immediately after an operation and the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. Care should be taken with anyone who has diabetes. Verrucas or athletes foot should be treated before a reflexology treatment. As there are no drugs involved there are no side effects but there may be a self-healing process where the disorder may get slightly worse before getting better.

Treatment information

The full treatment session will last for approximately an hour. The number of treatments required will vary depending on severity and length of time the problem has occurred but usually a course of six, weekly treatments are needed. Then most people have a monthly treatment to maintain good health.




 
Linda Gilling SAM. DTM. CP. MBRA. IHM. NLFM. HSM. SBM. HSR. HFM. Dips.WBM Cert
 

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