Reflexology is a complementary therapy which dates back many thousands of years. It was rediscovered in the Western World by Eunice Ingham in the 1930s. She dedicated her life to mapping out the reflex points on the hands and feet. These reflexes correspond to all the organs of the body. Reflexology is a unique method of applying pressure, using the thumbs and fingers, to these reflexes.
Our bodies have an amazing ability to heal themselves if given the right tools. Many of today's diseases, conditions and ailments can be attributed to stress. Every day we are bombarded with information from the media about what we can and can't eat, and what we should be doing to help ourselves to a less stressful life. This can be very confusing and can leave us more stressed about what we should be doing. Reflexology is deeply relaxing and can be used to help support, restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium. The therapy encourages the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance. Combined with some small lifestyle changes, this is often enough to get us back on track and, with an improved immune system, leaves us feeling stronger and healthier.
ART (Advanced Reflexology Techniques) developed by Tony Porter, are used to further enhance the treatment. They allow the reflexes in the foot to be treated with greater precision adding to the effectiveness of the treatment.