"Reflexology is the application of a specific pressure massage technique on precise reflex points on the feet or hands, based on the premise that reflex areas on the feet or hands correspond to all body parts" Inge Dougans
By working on these points the Reflexologist can help to activate the body's own healing and cleansing mechanisms, thereby bringing about a state of health and peace of mind. The Reflexologist uses their hands to apply pressure to the feet or hands. For each person the application and the effect of the therapy is unique. Sensitive, trained hands can detect tiny deposits and imbalances in the feet or hands, and by working on these points the Reflexologist can release blockages and restore the free flow of energy to the whole body. Tensions are eased, and circulation and elimination is improved. This gentle therapy encourages the body to heal itself, often counteracting a lifetime of misuse. Reflexologists do not diagnose, nor claim to cure. Reflexology complements conventional medicine rather than being an alternative to it.