What the Benefits of Reflexology are

Reflexology to relax, rebalance & revitalise with Reflexologist Elizabeth at Honour Being, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

HONOUR REFLEXOLOGY

RELAX - RE-ENERGISE - REBALANCE

"An invitation to unwind through the gentle power of touch..."

Rebalancing Reflexology Foot Massage

"Elizabeth was more than just a reflexologist. she also provided me with a very spiritual, calming and caring experience."
(KM - Witney)

REFLEXOLOGY FOR REBALANCING

Reflexology can be deeply relaxing, nurturing and re-balancing. Some people choose to receive Reflexology weekly or bi-weekly to enable them to deal with the stresses of daily living. Others have specific physical or emotional issues which they wish to address such as insomnia, depression or infertility.

HOW REFLEXOLOGY HELPS

Studies have shown that 70% of illness is caused by circumstances giving rise to feelings of stress. These circumstances can be complex and varied, and may be part of the ongoing nature of everyday events and pressures, or due to a particular trauma or challenge in someone's life. During illness, stress, injury or disease, the body has moved into a state of "imbalance", and vital energy pathways have become blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology can be used to clear these blockages and help restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium. Tension is eased, nerve and blood supply is increased and the body's own healing potential is activated.  

Through bringing about a deep state of relaxation, reflexology may be able to assist people suffering with stress-related conditions which give rise to certain conditions such as:

- Migraine
- Fertility issues
- Sleep disturbances
- Hormonal Imbalances
- General aches and pains

WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?

"The feet act as self-tuners for the rest of the body: movements of the feet stimulate the whole system."
(Kunz and Kunz) 


In very simple terms, reflexology is based on the understanding that the feet and hands contain "maps" which correspond to all the organs, systems and parts of the body. Contained within these maps are the end points of the meridian pathways recognised by Chinese Medicine. Reflexologists stimulate these points, or reflexes, by applying gentle pressure using their thumbs and fingers. By doing this the subtle energies of the body are re-balanced, restored and harmonised, leading to an improved sense of health and well-being. Reflexology has the ability to calm emotional distress, aid restful sleep, encourage vitality, relieve aches and pains, reduce tension/relax muscles and improve circulation. This gentle therapy encourages the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance.

Reflexology is a lovely, nurturing treatment to receive at any stressful or challenging time in one's life, for example during pregnancy and after birth. It helps to prepare the body gently for conception and for natural birth, and it has an excellent reputation in encouraging reluctant babies to enter the world.

 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF REFLEXOLOGY

"Reflexology is a therapy that helps to release a client’s own healing potential."
Hands on Reflexology: A Complete Guide - Andrew James

Whilst the art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, it wasn't until 1913 that 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 is now known as reflexology. She observed that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body.  

Through my specialist training in Chinese Meridian Therapy as applied to Reflexology, it is also clearly demonstrated that the healing effect is due to stimulation of the meridians which end in the feet and hands