Is a manual therapy focusing on the feet, and has recently enjoyed a surge in popularity as a modern holistic therapy to relieve pain and stress. It is a relaxing experience which can work alongside conventional Western medical medicine to promote healing and improve wellbeing and vitality.
Reflexology is based on the Chinese principle that certain areas on the soles of your feet or hands – known as reflex zones – containing millions of nerve endings, correspond to other parts of the body. This stimulates the body into healing itself by improving circulation, reducing stress, pain and restoring natural balance.
In a session, pressure is applied to your feet using the thumb and forefinger to identify which areas of your body need further work to function at their best.
Is particularly useful for people with ticklish feet are or those who are not comfortable being touched on the feet. It is also useful if someone has a contra-indication of the foot and is unable to be treated.
This works in a similar way to traditional foot reflexology using reflex points and requires less space to perform.
The therapist can use this technique to identify which part of the body is causing the referred pain in the back, and then by stimulating blood and nerve supply using the reflex points, can help to treat the area causing the pain.The benefits of Spinal Reflexology are endless.
It can help not just back and neck pain but a number of other ailments including allergies, arthritis, asthma, dizziness, hay fever, IBS, migraine and many more.