What is Reflexology? - A Definition
* Reflexology is a complementary therapy that is used in an ever increasing number of working environments.
The roots of reflexology are ancient, although it is in the last century that it has once again found its place as a respected means of promoting health and well-being.
Reflexology is both an art and a science. It is an art because a refOFQUAL
lexologist must be adept, skilful and sensitive, and a science because it is based on physiological and neurological study and is an ever increasing subject of research.
The feet are a mirror image of the body itself - If you imagine looking at the feet together, then the head is represented by the big toes, the chest and lungs are the balls of the feet, the insteps are the main torso and the heels become the bottom of the body. You have to imagine someone sitting on the floor, with their arms and legs crossed, or kneeling with legs tucked underneath the bottom - then look at the pair of feet ... the shape is the same!
Within the feet are areas for all the body's organs and systems and with precise thumb and finger movements these are accessed in order to promote and aid the body's own healing system. So although the reflexologist will activate the healing process, it is the receiver of reflexology who will be in control of their own health and well being, a really positive way in which to look after yourself!