Healing Your Mind, Body & Soul
Traditional Reflexology is a treatment which involves a Therapist applying pressure to different parts of the hands or feet with their hands, but mostly their thumbs. It is based on the idea that the different zones/parts on a foot or hand connect and correspond with different body parts and organs. Reflexology is known as a Chinese treatment but actually dates back over 5,000 years ago to the Egyptians and Indians.
An ear, nose and throat surgeon named Dr William Fitzgerald was the founder of Zone Therapy, which is what it was called before Reflexology. The modern version that we use today was brought to light by a physiotherapist called Eunice Ingham and it is her who developed the map of the entire body on the feet which all Reflexologists use to this day.
Eunice found that by using acupressure or massage techniques on the different zones of the foot, there were positive effects to their corresponding body parts. Reflexology is practised by both medical and non medical practitioners because there has been so much study and research that has shown positive results.
There have been many variations of Reflexology over the years and I have to admit that I mostly use the Thai version. The reason why I love their method is because they added a foot and lower leg massage into the routine alongside the use of a certain type of stick which makes it easier to pinpoint each zone and body part on the foot. This is a beautiful way to practise Reflexology as it adds a bit of pampering into the mix.
So the benefits of Reflexology are
Increased blood circulation
Improved nerve function
Cleanses and detoxifies the body
Eases headaches and migraines
Balances energy and the Chakras
Reduces stress and tension
Promotes muscle relaxation
Calms and soothes
Gives pain relief
and so much more...
Like all Holistic Therapies the benefits are endless. Reflexology is a wonderful way to promote natural healing around the body and to relax the mind, body and soul together, which is just what Bliss Healing is about!
Unfortunately we are unable to offer Reflexology to people who suffer with the following..
contagious skin disease and infections
bruising and inflammation
severe depression and anxiety
severe personality disorder
operations in the past 6 months
undiagnosed lumps and bumps
pregnancy within the third trimesters
Thank you for reading
Bliss Healing x
Welcome! I’m Sam, the owner of Bliss Healing, a naturally gifted Spiritual Medium, Reiki Master, Holistic Health Practitioner and Beauty Therapist.. Here at my blog you will find out more information on the treatments I offer plus my own Spiritual development and experiences. Bliss Healing offers a wide range of Holistic, Spiritual & Complementary Therapies in Lytham St Anne's & the surrounding areas.