Reflexology, sometimes called reflex zone therapy,
involves the massage of certain points on the feet and, less
often, the hands. Reflexologist's believe that these points
correspond to zones in the body and that massaging these points
can relieve stress and prevent or treat disease.
Reflexology is a holistic therapy that aims to restore and maintain the body’s natural balance and encourage healing.
Evidence shows that early African tribes, the American Indians,
early Egyptians and the ancient Chinese knew all about the
benefits of foot massage and reflexology.
Gentle massage is used initially, followed by deep pressure.
On the whole, the feelings experienced during a reflexology session should be relaxing and pleasant.
Some reflexologist's also believe that the health of a person
can be assessed by feeling the points to detect imbalances
or blockages in the flow of energy in the body. Reflexologist's
use their hands and particularly their thumbs to give the
treatment. A therapeutic spa reflexology treatment will benefit the whole body.