What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a relaxing therapy that is applied by the thumbs to the soles of the feet. The Egyptians used Reflexology from 2300 B.C. Today it may be used to help with a number of conditions, including stress related problems, lack of energy, digestive and nervous problems.
The theory behind reflexology is that the lack of flow of energy to one organ or system may affect the balance of the whole body and during a treatment energy blockages may be detected and removed.
After a Reflexology treatment the energy should once again flow freely throughout the body. Regular treatments may benefit both the mind and the body, and may help to maintain high energy levels.
Treatments take about one hour.
Those who have sensitive feet may be relieved to know that Reflexology is NOT ticklish!!
Read about our practitioner: Gillian Hamer.
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