Zen Health & Wellness Centre
The Natural Health Service

Reflexology Information

History 

Reflexology is an ancient healing art that was practised by the Egyptian, Chinese and Indian peoples, as seen in the illustration taken from the Physicians Tomb at Saqqara in Egypt which dates back more than 4000 years.
 
In recent years there has been a tremendous resurgence of interest in this ancient therapy. It began with American born Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon, Dr William Fitzgerald, who noticed the anaesthetic effects of pressure on specific parts of the body affecting related places. He divided the body into ten vertical zones, all ending in the feet, hands and head, and concluded that pressure on a part of the foot for example, could affect everything else within that zone; thus reflex areas on the feet and hands are linked to organs of the body and other areas within the same zone. Eunice Ingham further developed these theories in the 1930's, into the more complex and holistic therapy, which forms the basis of the therapy practised today.
 

Benefits

Reflexology is a very relaxing, non- intrusive holistic therapy, which treats the whole person, not the symptoms of disease, resulting in some benefit for most people.

Reflexology is suitable for all ages.

Our bodies have the ability to heal themselves.
 
Following illness, stress, injury or disease, the body can be in a state of imbalance, vital energy channels can become blocked, preventing effective functioning of the body. Reflexology helps to restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium, and encourage healing. 

Physical Effects

• stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic systems, allowing toxins to be eliminated faster.
• aids tissue repair and nutrition.
• relaxes and calms the nervous system
• reduces fatigue and promotes better sleep patterns 

Mental and Emotional Effects

• promotes relaxation
• provides the ability to deal with stress more appropriately
• enables clearer thinking and a calmer state of mind
• promotes a general feeling of well being 
 
All Treatments include a free consultation and aftercare advice.