It’s accepted that 80% of all pain is muscular. Reflexology works specifically and successfully to relieve muscular tension and promote the circulation to the muscles: therefore it is fantastic for pain relief. It also works with the nervous system and to stimulate the release of endorphins to help pain relief.
When you consult a doctor you say “I have this problem or condition, can you help me?”. Similarly, in holistic medicine, treatment will be chosen to suit your individual circumstances and referrals to other specialists will be recommended if necessary. Therefore the list of who may be helped would be as long as the list of human conditions and experience.
However, conditions commonly treated are:
- Digestive problems
- Breathing disorders and respiratory problems
- Nasal congestion, sinusitis and hay fever
- Emotional troubles
- High blood pressure
- Fertility issues
- Children’s health
- Skin conditions benefit from balancing of the hormones and improvement in the circulation ……but these are only examples.
Maintaining good health
Reflexology is used for proactive healthy living.
Reflexology is frequently used in pregnancy, childbirth, and post-natally.
Where does reflexology come from?
It is widely accepted that reflexology was practised in Ancient China alongside acupuncture; both are forms of energy medicine.
The Incas used a similar treatment and it’s thought their knowledge was passed on to the American Indians who see foot massage as an essential part of their culture: recognising that our feet are our connection with the earth.
The earliest known evidence of treating the hands and feet is a wall painting in an Egyptian pyramid dated about 2,330 BC.
In the Middle Ages pressure point therapy was practised in Europe.
Reflexology as we know it today- using pressure points on the hands and feet – has been developed in the West in the last 120 years or so.