The Journey of a thousand miles starts beneath your feet - Tao Te Ching.
The history of Reflexology has been documented over thousands of years - seen in tomb drawings in Ancient Egypt as early as 2330 BC as well as in sources from Greece, China and India. It is an ancient practice based on the principle that different points of the feet reflect different parts of the body.
There are thousands of nerve endings in the feet and so the various massaging techniques can put the client into a deeply relaxed and at times meditative state. This provides an optimum opportunity to experience relaxation, stress release and thereby stimulate the body's natural healing process and promote health and wellbeing.
Reflexology has started to gain some respect in modern medical science and in some cases offered as a complementary therapy by the NHS alongside conventional medicine. It is a gentle, non invasive treatment generally, seen as ‘safe’ with few side effects.
Reflexology is a gentle pressure treatment, shoes and socks are removed. Observations about your feet may be noted but I do not diagnose ailments. You must always consult your Doctor if you are unwell.
Stella Wardale MAR (Member of the Association of Reflexologists)