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What is reflexology?

Reflexology is a complementary, holistic therapy which is based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body.
 
A Reflexology treatment generally takes one hour. Before the first treatment, the Reflexologist will conduct a full consultation which takes into account your past and present health and lifestyle. By examining the feet the Reflexologist can detect subtle changes and imbalances in the body. By working these reflexes, they can improve circulation, induce relaxation and enable homeostasis (balance) in the body, encouraging the person's own healing systems to be activated to maintain wellbeing. Reflexology is a painless, relaxing and soothing therapy, so much so that many people fall asleep during a treatment.
 
First discovered by the Chinese and Egyptians, three thousand years ago, Reflexology is now proven and accepted world wide as an effective and complementary therapy treatment.
 
Research has shown the specific techniques of reflexology to be effective and beneficial in many ways.   Treatments can help to reduce stress and induce relaxation, improve circulation of both blood and lymph, strengthen the immune system, regulate hormonal imbalances, assist the body in eliminating toxins and impurities, increase energy levels, support mental health and bring the body back into balance.
 
Reflexology can ease pregnancy, delivery and post-partum ailments. Many women who receive reflexology during pregnancy experience shorter labour times and used less analgesia. In addition, reflexology showed a positive impact on postpartum depression, anxiety and hormone levels.
 
Reflexology is suitable for all ages, from newborns to the elderly, and can bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions such as back pain, sleep disorders, digestive complaints, arthritis, MS, infertility, migraine, Vertigo, sports injuries and Cancer care.
 
This article is brought to you by Catriona Plunkett from Golden Egg Holistics
Ph: 087 6011797 
Visit www.goldeneggholistic.com for information on their services.

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