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Photo of feet and reflexology therapy being performed.Reflexology is a deeply relaxing holistic therapy performed on the feet and hands, using special techniques and manipulations applied to specific areas called ‘reflex points’. Reflex points are arranged in such a manner that a map of the body can be found on the feet, with the right foot corresponding to the right side of the body and the left foot to the left side of the body.

Photo of feet with reflexology descriptions.Reflexology is based on the principle that the body is divided into 10 equal and vertical zones ending in the fingers and toes. When the body is in a state of imbalance, particularly after illness, injury or stress, these vital energy pathways/zones become blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. For example, if a client has back pain, the arches of the feet are manipulated, and if he or she is suffering from headaches, nausea or insomnia, tender areas in the web between the thumb and forefinger are squeezed or pinched.

Restoring The Body’s Balance

Reflexology therapy being performed.The aim of a Reflexology treatment is to treat the whole person rather than just the symptoms of disease, working on both a physical and emotional level and to induce a state of balance and harmony. It does this by releasing any blockages, restoring the flow of energy and therefore stimulating the body’s own ability to heal. Although reflexology is a remarkably soothing and relaxing experience, it is not a foot massage. It is a therapeutic modality that provides tremendous benefits when used alone or in conjunction with other treatments. Clients at The Wellness Centre (Castle Quay) have had particularly good results with reflexology for the treatment of insomnia, digestive complains, anxiety, headaches, and other conditions in which stress plays a role. Circulatory problems in the lower extremities and throughout the body also respond well to this therapy. Because reflexology is so effective at promoting relaxation and an increased sense of well-being, our therapists at The Wellness Centre (Castle Quay) often prescribe it in conjunction with other pain-relieving and health-enhancing therapies.

Reflexology is a suitable therapy for people of any age and can help relieve the symptoms of a wide range of conditions including:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Circulatory problems
  • Constipation
  • Diabetic complications
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalga
  • Headaches
  • Foot pain
  • Insomnia
  • Menopausal discomfort
  • Neuropathy
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Sciatica
  • Tension

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