What is Reflexology? Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principal that for every organ and gland of the body there are corresponding reflex points on the hands, feet and ears. Through the application of specific thumb and finger techniques, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and promotes the natural function of the body returning it to inner balance.
In our world of increasing stress, it’s no surprise that stress accounts for 80% of modern diseases. How is this possible? Well, stress elicits a sympathetic response in the body (fight or flight). This causes the body to release increased levels of cortisol and adrenaline into the body, putting the body in a state of fight or flight. When you are in a constant state of sympathetic response, this may lead to accelerated heart rate, insomnia, increase in blood pressure, weakened immune system and poor digestion.
Reflexology engages the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the body’s normal resting response. In this relaxed state, (which is the body’s natural healing system) the body is able to repair and rebuild itself.