- What is reflexology?
Reflexology is the holistic alternative healing technique by massaging and pressuring the areas in the feet, hands and ears, which corresponds to the reflexes of the parts or organ. By precise massaging, reflexology can stimulate circulation, induce relaxation and enable homeostasis (remain stable). This encourages the person’s own healing systems to maintain wellbeing.
Reflexology is relaxing therapy and is an effective way to alleviate stress.
As per American Medical Association, 85% of illnesses are contributing by stress and tension. Reflexology can induce relaxation and clearing this nervous stress and tension and induce self-healing
- How Does Reflexology Work?
Reflexology stimulates the body into healing itself by improving circulation, reducing stress, pain and restoring natural balance helping the body heal and regenerate itself. Reflexology brings the person back into balance so that the body can nurture and repair itself, and restore its energy balance.
Reflexology can boost a sluggish circulation and is useful for treating stress, anxiety, back pain, migraine, poor digestion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), respiratory problems, asthma, headache, bladder problems, menopausal symptoms and period pain.
- What to expect?
On your initial consultation, your reflexologist may ask you about your medical history, health issues, lifestyle and diet.
You will be than invited to lye into a comfortable medical bed and relax your body.
The therapist will then apply painless pressure to your feet using their thumb and forefinger to identify which areas of your body aren’t functioning properly, Sessions usually last 30 to 60 minutes and focus on the soles of your feet, unless you are very ticklish, in which case they can massage your hands.
Our reflexologists use five or six sessions to treat specific health conditions and you do not have to undress.’
The reflexologist at INFRAFIT takes into account all aspects of your being: body, emotion, mind, and spirit. A relaxed body induces calm emotions, a serene mind, and an integrated spirit. The body responds to touch which allows healing on all levels
- Balance your ‘Yin and Yang’
Chinese doctors believe that our bodies are composed of the opposing forces of Yin and Yang that need to work in harmony for us to achieve health and vitality.
In Chinese medicine, reflexology works on a similar principle to acupuncture where the body is divided into 12 pairs of energy zones (Meridians).
Chinese practitioners believe that when these energy channels become blocked a person feels unwell. Both reflexology and acupuncture aim to dissolve any blockages causing ill-health by encouraging the free flow of vital energy through the body.
Whilst acupuncture focuses on points along the Meridians, situated all over the body, and stimulates them with needles, reflexology focuses on the Meridians in the feet and works on them with finger pressures.