"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art" - Leonardo da Vinci
A BIT ABOUT REFLEXOLOGY...
The feet have been seen as a gateway to healing the body for centuries in many areas of the globe and evidence of the therapeutic treatment of the feet has been found from as far back as 3000BC. The philosophy behind reflexology, as in many complementary therapies, is that illness is a result of blockages or restrictions in the flow of essential energy, otherwise known as chi or prana, around the body. These blockages can be caused by stress, upset, lifestyle and injury, causing a state of imbalance which can manifest as disorders, discomfort or disease.
The body however does have a tremendous ability to heal itself. By stimulating the reflexes on the feet, reflexology treatment helps the body to release these blockages and trigger healing responses thus improving overall well-being. Since reflexology treats the whole person, not simply the symptoms of disease, most people benefit from treatment. The therapy can bring relief to a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, and is suitable for all ages. There is no claim to cure as it is ultimately the client that heals him or herself. However, reflexology has a history of good results in treating many conditions and there is a growing body of research to evidence this.