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MassageReflexology is an ancient cultural practice with a modern history of scientific study. Early civilisations in the Far East and Egypt and tribal communities of the Americas used hand and foot work as a healing method.

Reflexology is one of the most popular complementary therapies and is even offered in hospital cancer centres, pain clinics and special baby care units.

Reflexologists use the feet and hands as a mirror of the body. The stimulation of specific reflex points can affect associated organs and systems; for example, the big toe reflects the head and brain. A combination of massage and pressure techniques over the feet produces deep relaxation.

Reflexology can be done on the hands, but most reflexologists work on the feet, so expect to take off your footwear and relax on a couch or reclining chair. The practitioner stimulates the reflex points by using alternating thumb pressure on each foot, observing any areas of tenderness.

Most people find the treatment relaxing, but rarely, it can be followed by a slight worsening of symptoms, indicating that the body's natural healing process has begun. Once a  balance has been reached, it is important to have regular treatments to maintain this.

Reflexology can help by:

  • Cleansing the body of toxins and impurities
  • Balancing the whole system
  • Inducing deep relaxation and improving sleep
  • Reducing Stress
  • Improving circulation
  • Revitalising energy

Please call the Riverside Clinic for details.

 
 
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