Reflexology is a complementary therapy based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face and ears correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexology is an ancient therapy which has been practised for over 5000 years
The art of Reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China but it was 1913 when 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 we now know as Reflexology. She observed that congestion or tension in any part of the foot mirrored in the corresponding part of the body.
How can Reflexology help?
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.
Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. The Enfield Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute or chronic conditions. Due to ASA Regulations no claims may be made to the efficacy of Reflexology. For more information you can check out the British Reflexology Association and the Association of Reflexologists AOR.
On your first session our Enfield Reflexologist will ask a few questions to determine your present and past status. They will then use finger pressure to the feet going over each corresponding part of the body and will ascertain if there are any blockages in your body. The Reflexologist will then work these blockages out to help balance the body. Afterwards you may feel relaxed, energised and sometimes tearful. This is all part of the process.