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What is reflexology
Reflexology is a specific pressure technique applied to the feet or hands where all the internal organs and body structures are mapped in miniature. It gives an amazing insight into the body's mental and physical condition whilst being a simple non invasive treatment which helps to detect and correct imbalances.
Where did reflexology come from?
There is evidence of reflexology being practiced as early as 2330BC on a tomb of Anthmahor at Saqqara in Egypt. This was also known as the physicians tomb. A doctor William H Fitzgerald, who graduated in 1885 at Vermont University developed the initial practice of reflexology in Western society. Reflexology was introduced to Britain in the early 1960's and it's popularity continues to grow.
How many treatments do I need and how long is a treatment?
A treatment normally lasts about one hour although the first appointment is normally one and a half hours as a full comprehensive case history will be taken. In some instances a doctor's permission may be required before treatment can begin, for example, if you have diabetes. An individual and confidential record card is kept with relevant notes for future treatments. A course of six treatments would normally be required on a weekly basis and improvement can be seen in as little as one treatment.
What happens during a reflexology treatment?
You remain fully clothed, simply removing socks and shoes and will be invited to relax on a treatment couch or recliner. Feet and/or hands are cleansed at the start of the treatment before a variety of reflexology techniques are used.
After your treatment.
To gain maximum benefit from your reflexology treatment it is important to rest afterwards - this helps your body's natural healing process. Drink plenty of water over the next few days - this helps flush away toxins.