Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary therapy which is based on the theory that specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body can be mapped to different points or areas on the feet, hands, ears, face or lower leg. For example on the foot the tips of the toes reflect the head, the heart and chest are around the ball of the foot, the liver, pancreas and kidney are in the arch of the foot and the lower back and intestines are towards the heel.
Reflexologists believe that through working these reflex points using a range of techniques they can stimulate the healing process and have an energetic effect within the body. Reflexology is known for being a very relaxing therapy and while this is of great value, it has many other therapeutic benefits too. Reflexology aims to restore health and vitality and stimulate a balanced flow of energy to all parts of the body through using effective techniques that will stimulate the healing process.
All reflexology treatments start with a discussion and note taking of medical history to tailor the treatment to the individual and ensure safe practice. Complete Reflexology stems from a holistic and wellness approach that addresses the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of an individual. Encouraging clients to engage in self care and be an active participant in their health and well-being.
I am fully insured to practise reflexology and I am a full member of the Association of Reflexologists (AoR) Association of Reflexologists (AoR), Professional Reflexology – Professional Reflexology, Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) Network http://boothvrt.com/vrt-reflexologists/ and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) http://www.fht.org.uk/. I use Advanced Reflexology Techniques (ART) and I am currently working towards ART registration http://www.artreflex.com/.
It is important to point out that well trained reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking conventional medicine, but complement and work alongside it.
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