Reflexology in Sydney
Whilst the art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India
and China, it wasn't until 1913 that Dr William Fitzgerald introduced
this therapy to the West as 'zone therapy'. He noted that reflex
areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs
of the body within the same zone. In the 1930’s Eunice Ingham
further developed this zone theory into what is now known as reflexology.
She observed that congestion or tension in any part of the foot
is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy, which works on the feet
to help heal the whole person not just the prevailing symptoms.
Can reflexology help me?
Reflexology can be used to help restore and maintain the body’s
natural equilibrium. This gentle therapy encourages the body to
work naturally to restore its own healthy balance.
Reflexology has been shown to be effective for:
- Back Pain
- Sleep disorders
- Hormonal imbalances
- Sports injuries
- Digestive disorders
- Stress-related conditions
- Reflexology does not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe.
Who can benefit from reflexology?
Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from
a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. After you have completed
a course of reflexology treatment for a specific condition, many
people find it beneficial to continue with regular treatments in
order to maintain health and well-being.
While many people use reflexology as a way of relaxing the mind
and body and counteracting stress, at the same time many doctors,
consultants and other health care professionals recognise reflexology
as a well established, respected and effective therapy.
With ever increasing levels of stress, it is important people
take more responsibility for their own health care needs. Reflexology
helps us to cope on a physical, mental and emotional level thereby
encouraging us to heal and maintain health in all areas of our lives.
The Reflexology Treatment?
On the first visit, the reflexology practitioner will have a preliminary
talk with you to determine your present and past health and lifestyle.The
reflexologist will then use their hands to apply pressure to the
feet. The application and the effect of the therapy is unique to
A professionally trained reflexologist can detect subtle changes
in specific points on the feet, and by working on these points may
affect the corresponding organ or system of the body. A treatment
session usually lasts for about one hour. A course of treatment
may be recommended depending on your body’s needs.
After a Reflexology Treatment
After one or two treatments your body may respond in a very definite
way. Most people note a sense of well-being and relaxation; sometimes
people report feeling lethargic, nauseous or tearful, but this is
transitory and is a part of the healing process. This is vital information
to feed back to the reflexologist as it shows how your body is responding
to treatment. This will help the reflexologist to tailor a treatment
plan specific to your needs.
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