While most of us have heard of reflexology, how many of us have actually given it a go? Has the thought of someone touching your feet put you off, or is it just the fact that you don’t really know why you would have it done? If you have ever wondered what it is like, but never got round to booking your treatment, you are now in luck… Fulham’s Secret Oasis Spa is on hand to guide you through the wonderful world of reflexology.
What is reflexology?
Reflexology (also known as zone therapy) has been around for a long time. With similar practices that date back to the ancient world of Egypt, China and India, reflexology was first introduced to mainstream western audiences as ‘zone therapy’ by Dr William Fitzgerald in the early 1900’s. Eunice Ingham then developed what we now call reflexology in the 1930s.
Some people may confuse reflexology with foot massage, but it is so much more than someone rubbing your toes! It is a complementary therapy, which works on the principal that points on one part of the body will correspond to a body part somewhere else. It is a holistic therapy (in that it addresses the body as a whole) but it can also be used to address specific areas of concern. Those that practice reflexology are keen to point out that is not an alternative to contemporary medicine, but can be used alongside modern treatments to aid a number of conditions.
How does it work?
There are reflex points (mainly in the feet) that correspond to all the different parts of the body. These reflex points and the areas they address, are arranged in such a way form a map of the body, therefore stimulating these reflex points can treat various problems. That means that in the main, your therapist will be working on your feet and lower legs for the majority of your treatment. That said there are reflex points in the hands, face and even ears, so don’t be surprised if your therapist works on other areas too.
Who can have reflexology?
Reflexology can be practiced on anyone and from any age. On the whole it is an extremely safe therapy, which can be used on anyone from newborns to the elderly.
However, if you have a foot injury, are pregnant, have blood clotting issues or open wounds / foot conditions, you may wish to speak to a therapist first before booking your session.
What does reflexology do?
Did you know that Reflexology is a wonderful stress reliever? Among other things, the treatment promotes a deep feeling of calm and relaxation, while melting away tension, lifting your mood and rebalancing the body.
Reflexology has also had some success in:
- Aiding improved nerve function
- Boosting energy
- Increasing circulation
- Detoxing the body
- Reducing headaches
- Managing symptoms of cancer treatments
- Improved sleep patterns
So if you are suffering from any of the above issues, or just want a truly relaxing treatment, reflexology is 100% worth trying.
How do I find out more or book my session?
Call now on 020 7371 5118, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us online to book for an experience your feet will thank you for!
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