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Reflexology involves working the feet with applied pressure to help stimulate the body's own healing. According to reflexologists the feet correspond to the different parts of your body. Therefore, when certain parts of the feet are tense the reflexologist works it and the specific body parts are stimulated. This helps heal your illnesses and ailments.
During the first reflexology session the therapist will first ask about your medical history and your present lifestyle and why you have chosen to visit a reflexologist. A session usually lasts one hour. You are asked to lay or sit in a chair. Here the reflexologist will work on your feet. It is a relaxing experience. You may feel crunches and nots being pressed out of your feet as the reflexologist feels specific areas that need work. This is not usually painful, just a little uncomfortable. It is very similar to nots being worked in your neck and back by a massage.

If you are one of these people who do not like their feet being touched it still might be worth trying. Reflexologists can sometimes help people relax and overcome not liking their feet being touched.
Reflexology is shown to help a number of ailments, including, digestive problems, headaches, pain, stress, insomnia, muscular problems, poor circulation, high blood pressure and arthritis.

For a list of the practitioners register and other information, send your request along with a stamped addressed envelope to the, Association of Reflexologists, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3XX.
Tel: 0870 5673320

for further information visit, www.reflexology.com