Reflexology is a powerful healing art and a Natural Therapy for stress reduction. Using pressure techniques to stimulate reflex points located on the hands, feet and ears affects the nervous system and every organ, gland and vital system in the body. The results are extraordinary—whole body and mind relaxation.
Stress is linked to most health problems. Experts believe that our busy lifestyles keep us in a stressful, tense state, often for decades, which contributes to disease, aging and dysfunction.
Stress relief from reflexology brings deep rest and a profound whole-body relaxation response. Research from the Institute of Natural Resources proved in 2007 that REST is the primary link to longevity, more important than diet or exercise.
Reflexology promotes physiological changes in the body. Although stimulating over 7,200 nerve endings on each foot feels wonderful locally, reflexology actually treats the whole person, making it closer in theory and practice to acupuncture than to massage.
Reflexology is safe and effective for virtually every person and level of health. In addition to tension release, most clients report other positive effects, from mental clarity to improved digestion, often lasting several days to months after a few sessions.
with regular reflexology
to experience peace and tranquility
for vibrant health and
Reduce stress and tension
Bring tranquility and well-being
Improve blood and lymph circulation
Stimulate natural healing ability
Allow body systems to function more efficiently
Assist anti-aging for skin and body
Balance body and mind
Improve mental clarity
Science & History of Reflexology
Reflexology is one of the fastest growing wellness programs in Europe, Asia, South America and recently—and more conservatively—in the United States. With over a century of international scientific study and documented research, reflexology is a valid and effective complementary health practice. It is used diagnostically in Asia and as medical treatment for a wide variety of diagnoses and pathologies in countries such as Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and England. The government of China recognizes it for the prevention of disease. Reflexology has become part of the curriculum in University Medical programs in South America and in India and it has been incorporated into National and employee health programs in Japan, Denmark, and the U.K.
Reflexology originated in ancient China and India, but evolved scientifically in the1890s. Dr. Henry Head, a knighted research scientist, proved a neurological relationship exists between the skin and internal organs. The Nobel Prize winner, Sir Charles Sherington, verified that the body and entire nervous system adjust to applied stimuli. In Germany, Dr. Alfons Cornelius proved point pressure changes body temperature, blood pressure, and mental status. In the 1920s, American physicians William Fitzgerald and Joe Shelby Riley discovered the connection between nerves in the hands and their corresponding referral areas to the rest of the body. In 1930, reflexology was formalized by Eunice Ingham, a physical therapist.
In the United States today, reflexology is used for stress reduction and relaxation. Studies to test reflexology's effectiveness are currently being performed on athletes, women, and terminally ill patients. http://www.reflexologyresearch.net