What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a complimentary therapy applying pressure through massage using the thumbs and fingers to certain reflex points on the feet, hands or face. It is extremely effective and is based on the principle that reflexes in the feet, hands and face correspond to each body part, organ, gland and structure in the body, and are linked to those organs by energy channels, zones or meridians.
It is thought when illness occurs in the body, the corresponding energy channels become congested, and Reflexology is applied to help decongest these channels, allowing the energy to flow freely again, so restoring the body's natural balance and therefore good health.
Reflexology began in the ancient Chinese and Japanese healing arts of acupressure and massage. These skills were later researched and developed by Dr. William Fitzgerald an American ear, nose and throat specialist.
Dr William Fitzgerald, used zone therapy (as he called it) on his patients and produced outstanding results. He discovered that by applying pressure on one part of the body it could have an anaesthetising effect within another unrelated area of the body.
Dr Fitzgerald found by placing pegs on certain areas of his patient's fingers, that pain could be relieved in their ears, nose, eyes, sinuses or jaw. Dr Fitzgerald then went on to develop a theory which divided the body into ten vertical zones ending in the fingers and toes. He found that pressure on one part of a zone could affect anything else within that zone.
Reflexology at Cherryfields Wellness
At Cherryfields Wellness we believe in prevention rather than cure, and by using reflexology along with what we put into and onto our body and lifestyle, to help reach optimum health. To help you achieve your own natural rhythm again and promote the body, mind and soul to work in harmony with each other.
What can I expect from Reflexology treatment?
On your first treatment a consultation form will be required to be completed to establish your medical history and any previous or current conditions you may have. We will also establish what you would like to achieve from the treatment and your expectations.
Before the treatment commences you will need to remove your shoes and socks for foot reflexology and relax on the treatment chair. Your feet will be cleansed and gently massaged before the reflexology treatment commences.
Treatment is unique to your individual requirement, based on your medical history and your expectations, paying the upmost attention to the specific areas that maybe relating to your health to help you on your journey to achieving homeostasis.
The treatment will leave you feeling deeply relaxed, and will give you a great sense of inner peace, tranquillity and wellbeing.
What are the Benefits of Reflexology?
At Cherryfields Wellness, the aim of reflexology, is to help improve the whole physical and emotional wellbeing looking at the whole body, mind, spirit and soul.
It is an effective, and totally natural therapy, treating the whole person, supporting you through symptoms of a number of conditions you may be experiencing including stress levels – in today’s world this is a major contributing factor to disease and ill health.
Reflexology enhances the body’s natural ability to promote self-healing, balancing the body and the mind stimulate the nervous function, increase energy levels, improve circulation, boost the immune system stimulating the body's own natural healing. Reflexology is part of the holistic approach to optimal health and wellbeing.