What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a natural complementary therapy that treats the whole person rather than just their symptoms. Calming and relaxing, it is a non-intrusive therapy.
Every organ and area of the body has a reflex point on the feet and hands, and manipulation of these points stimulates the corresponding organ or system. The feet have over 7,000 nerve endings that are connected to all parts of the body. A reflexologist uses hands only to apply gentle pressure to these reflex points.
A reflexologist may detect tensions and small deposits in the feet, which indicate blockages to the body’s natural energy pathways. This causes imbalances and congestions which might result in symptoms or possibly disease. These obstructions may be stimulated by gentle pressure, releasing toxins and improving all circulations, which encourages the body’s natural ability to rebalance itself. 75% of disease is caused by stress, and reflexology is an excellent stress reducer. Because of this, reflexology is also a very good preventative healthcare.
Who might benefit from reflexology?
Because the therapy is holistic, treating the whole person and not just the imbalance or dis-ease within the person, people of all ages may benefit. The aim of reflexology is to facilitate the body’s own ability to restore its natural state of equilibrium, and improve the level of health and well-being of the client.
Brigitte Barker MAR LMSH
I am a member of the Association of Reflexologists, fully qualified and insured, with over twenty years’ experience as a practicing reflexologist.
Based in Heathfield, East Sussex, clients can come to my practice or alternatively I can offer mobile visits if this is more appropriate in individual cases. I work with clients throughout the local area, including Mayfield, Burwash, Cross-In-Hand, Horam, and Hailsham.
I am always available to answer any questions you may have about reflexology before committing to a treatment or course of treatments. I can be contacted by phone or email – details on the contact page.
I look forward to hearing from you.