Reflexology

Reflexology is a powerful complementary medicine therapy based upon the principle that there are reflex areas in the both the feet and hands that correspond to all the glands, organs, and parts of the body.

Background to Reflexology

Reflexology's origins date back over 5000 years to the Middle and Far East. It was rediscovered in the 1930's in the USA by a physiotherapist, Eunice Ingham (the mother of Reflexology). Her nephew, Dwight Byers founded the International Institute of Reflexology [IIR], the oldest teaching institute in the west.

working on the lung, chest, and upper back reflexesHow Does Reflexology Work?

Our bodies are endowed with a wonderful self-healing potential. Sadly, this potential often remains unfulfilled because the vital energy pathways are blocked by illness, stress, congestion, injury, and toxicity.

By applying a constant and alternating finger and thumb pressure to the feet and hands, the reflexologist induces a prolonged state of deep relaxation.

Through relaxation, the body returns to a state of balance (known as homeostasis), as the energy flows freely from fingers and toes to the head, and only then can the body heal itself.

What Happens During My First Consultation?

Your first reflexology treatment will began with a thorough questionnaire about your general health and vitality, medical history, emotional wellbeing, diet and exercise. You may experience a good 'relaxing pain' on the reflex areas of the feet where there are energy blockages.

A very deep feeling of relaxation, followed by increased energy will be experienced, making you better equipped to deal with the stress and strain of life.

Is Reflexology Safe?

All the MIIR reflexologists have trained to the highest standard and have been taught not to treat specific conditions, but the whole person.
As part of my training with the International Institute of Reflexology (IIR), I practised on 500 pairs of feet, taking me 3 years.

Qualified reflexologists DO NOT:

  • prescribe or interrupt prescribed medication
  • give a clinical diagnosis or prognosis

Complementing Not Replacing

In instances of illness or bodily dysfunction, a competent medical practitioner should be consulted.

Reflexology is not intended to replace medical treatment or practice. Neither is it a panacea - it is an adjunct to medicine and should be regarded as complementary to it.

An increasing number of people are using Reflexology to restore or maintain good health.

Reflexology: Map of Feet

reflexology: map of feet reflexes click to enlarge


List of Conditions Reflexology may Help

Given these essential safeguards and reassurance, there are many ailments that respond well to Reflexology.
Reflexology is used to relieve a range of stress-related disorders, such as headaches, indigestion, insomnia, backache and chronic or serious illnesses such a osteoarthritis, heart disease, and cancer.
For a comprehensive list of conditions that reflexology may help, scroll below:

Acne
Alcoholism
Allergies
Alzheimer's Disease
Arthritis
Asthma
Back Ache
Blood Pressure
Bronchitis
Cancer
Candida
Colds and Flu
Colic
Colitis
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Cystitis
Depression
Diabetes
Drug Addiction
Eczema
Endometriosis
Fatigue
Fever
Fibroids
Gallstones
Glandular Fever
Gout
Haemorrhoids
Hangover
Hay Fever
Headache
Heartburn
Hiatus hernia
Hip Problems
Hot Flushes
Hypertension

Impotence
Incontinence
Indigestion
Infections
Infertility
Insomnia
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Jetlag
Kidney Stones
Knee problems
Lumbago
ME
Menopause
Menstrual Pain
Migraine
Morning Sickness
Multiple Sclerosis
Neck Problems
Neuralgia
Oedema
Osteo arthritis
Palpitations
Parkinson's Disease
Period pains
Post viral fatigue
PMT
Pregnancy
Prostatitis
Rheumatism
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sciatica
Shingles
Shoulder Problems
Sickness
Sinusitis
Skin Problems
Sore Throat
Stress
Stroke
Thyroid (over or under active)
Toothache
Vertigo
Whiplash

 


M.I.I.R. Registered

International Institute of Reflexology IIR logoThis is your safeguard that the person with these letters after their name has qualified from the International Institute of Reflexology - the oldest teaching organisation in the western world that teaches the Original Ingham Method exclusively. It is represented in 16 different countries world-wide.


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