What Is Reflexology?
What Is Reflexology?
Reflexology is an alternative medical practice that involves the application of pressure to specific points on the feet and hands which correspond to other areas of the body.
It is an art and a highly effective form of therapeutic massage and is considered a healing art that brings a state of balance and harmony to the body, mind and spirit.
Reflexology has its roots in China 5000 years ago. Although there are no written records attesting to its exact history, there is a wall painting in an Egyptian tomb in the Sahara, which shows four people, two of whom are rubbing the hands and feet of others.
The hieroglyphic inscription on the wall painting has been dated to 2000 BC. translates as "don't hurt me, I'll make you praise me".
Today's reflexology is attributed to Eunice Ingham, a physiotherapist who worked with Dr Joe Shelby Riley, a therapist and proponent of zone therapy, a healing system invented at the beginning of the 20th century by the American Dr William Fitzgerald.
Eunice Ingham founded a school in the United States to teach others.
Can Reflexology Heal The Body?
What do we mean when we say that reflexology is a holistic method? How does the pressure on the different reflex points of the foot activate the healing properties of the body?
It is believed that reflexology enhances the body's innate ability to heal itself. When the reflexes of the feet are stimulated, this causes an involuntary reaction of the organs connected to these reflexes. The correct stimulation of these reflexes are said to significantly affect our state of health. One explanation is that the pressure in the feet sends signals that 'balance' the nervous system or release chemicals such as endorphins that reduce stress and pain.
At Babor Beauty Spa in Limassol, we can combine reflexology with other techniques to give you relief from pain. For example, we can combine massage and pressure to help with lower back and neck pain. Reflexology is becoming more and more accepted by the medical profession. Indeed, many medical centers, oncology institutions and clinics employ reflexologists to work alongside doctors.
Your Reflexology Appointment At Babor Beauty Spa In Limassol - What To Expect
Our qualified reflexologist will discuss and check your medical history and must be made fully aware of any health concerns you have. Once you decide to go ahead and your reflexologist feels you are a suitable candidate, we will prepare a quiet and comfortable area in which to treat you and help you relax. Your reflexologist will then begin gently applying pressure to the pressure points on the feet (hands if needed), ensuring you are comfortable throughout.
Which Ailments Can Be Helped With Reflexology?
Reflexology restores balance to the body's organs and systems by stimulating them so that they work with excellent results. Reflexology can help with backaches, headaches, sinusitis, neck stiffness, and digestive problems. You may require repeat sessions, depending on the severity of the problem - this will vary from person to person.
Preventive health is becoming more and more important for society. Especially today when so many people live stressful lives in both their work and family environments. The time we need to learn to relax and calm down has rejuvenating effects on our entire body.
If you are interested in reflexology, please book a consultation at Babor Beauty Spa in Limassol today by calling +357 25 351259.