TESTIMONIAL 'Linda is very professional and I loved my series of treatments. I found that with her support my wellbeing improved and I was able to manage my condition better'. Karen O'Mahoney
What Benefits can be Expected?
Everybody is different and you cannot know in advance how you will react. Often people: sleep better, feel relaxed, are less tense, and have improved well being. There may be further benefits, but these are experienced individually. If there is a particular issue or a problem is longstanding, then it is usual to have a series of treatments.
It is non intrusive and based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower legs, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas on the body. Reflexologists believe that working these areas or points, aids relaxation and helps improve well being, both physically and emotionally. Improved well being is more than the absence of illness, it includes a better frame of mind improved relationships and increased happiness. It is a safe, natural complementary therapy. However, it should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.
Taking responsibility to address your own healthcare and well being is important; reflexology might be a suitable option to ease the damaging effects of stress on both the mind and the body.
Has Reflexology been practiced for long?
Reflexology is an ancient therapy practiced across many parts of the world, for over 5,000 years. A common theory is that the earliest form of reflexology originated in China, with many health skills in China originating from the early Taoists; there are several medical texts from this time, noting the effects of pressure point techniques. The oldest documentation depicting the practice of reflexology was discovered in the tomb of an Egyptian physician called Ankmahor, dated around 2500 BC; Ankmahor was considered to be one of the most influential people of that time, second only to the King.
Reflexology was brought to the western world, over 100 years ago.