The beginnings of this technique are to be found in the ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Japanese healing arts of acupressure and massage. These ancient skills were researched and developed in 1913 by an American ear, nose and throat specialist, Dr William Fitzgerald, who was using zone therapy, as he called it, on his patients and produced amazing results. He discovered that pressure on one part of the body could have an anaesthetising effect within another unrelated area. By placing pegs on certain areas of his patient's fingers, Dr Fitzgerald discovered that pain could be relieved in their eyes, nose, sinuses, ears or jaw. He went on to develop a theory that divided the body into ten vertical zones ending in the fingers and toes and concluded that pressure on one part of a zone could affect anything else within that zone. So, for example, spinal problems, digestive disorders, hormonally related conditions, can be treated non-invasively because every organ can be accessed through its own specific reflex area on the foot. Any congestion in any part of the body whether it is an old problem or a new condition will be felt in the reflexes. By applying pressure on specific areas, pain and discomfort can be relieved, which may have been a problem for years.
Reflexology is known to be an effective treatment for medical conditions, and also beneficial in a preventative capacity, by stimulating the immune system, so helping the body to heal itself. It is based on the principle that reflexes in the feet and hands correspond to each organ and structure in the body, and are linked to those organs by energy channels, zones or meridians.
When illness occurs in the body, the corresponding energy channels become blocked, and Reflexology is applied to destroy these blockages, allowing the energy to flow freely again, so restoring the body’s natural balance and therefore good health.
With its deeply relaxing effects, it can be beneficial for everyday stress whilst giving a sense of balance, harmony and well-being.
Specific Lymphatic Techniques are available to help boost the entire immune system and reduce toxic build up in the body.
Colour Reflexology is gentle healing technique using the vibrational frequency of the colour spectrum on the reflexes of the hands or feet. The use of colour therapy with Reflexology enhances the healing effect of the treatment. This is achieved by the use of coloured gels and light on the imbalanced reflexes and also by working on the meridians with colour to clear mental. Emotional and physical blockages.
Practitioner: Gill Stringer
Telephone: 01892 668629
Available on Tuesday & 1 Saturday a month