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