Reflexology is said to have originated in Tibet thousand of years ago, and has been passed down through the ages as a tried and true therapy for the well being of both the mind and physical body.
My History with Reflexology
I credit reflexology as being the one therapy which started my passion for healing at the mere age of 5. My mother who was pregnant with my younger sister was experiencing swollen feet and legs, and would ask me to rub her feet. I quickly realized how relaxed she became, and from that time on I became “the masseuse” of our family. Of course at that young age I did not know how I was achieving these results, I just knew I was making a difference to the members of my family.
Fast forward to my graduating Beauty Therapy College in London and meeting and working for Eve Taylor OBE (Officer of the British Empire). She was one of Britain’s leading healers and Beauty Therapists. Eve took me under her wing and introduced me to Reflexology. Now I could finally understand how the feet were a map to the entire body, and what specific areas I should focus on when I needed to achieve particular results.
The Basics of Reflexology
The foot is laid out in the same way that the body is; e.g. on the top of the foot is the big toe, which represents the head. The toes are the sinuses; the top-side of the foot represents the chest; the balls of the feet, are the lungs, etc. For every internal body system there is a corresponding point on the feet, and this is how the magic begins!
Reflexology is a specialized form of hand to foot massage that is exceptionally effective in delivering great benefits throughout the whole body. It is based on a complete network of reflex points, which stimulate all the internal systems of the body. Pressure is applied to reflex points and energy is then released through electrical impulses, created by massage. The electrical charges follow the nerve pathways to the area in the body being worked on, enabling the organ or tissue to maintain good health. I like to compare this process to pushing a button to turn on a light; once you push the button down, the current is activated and flows along the electrical line, causing the light to come on. If there is damage or a break in the pathway caused by a build up of toxins, damaged tissues, or loss of oxygen the application of reflexology can assist in the aiding this problem, and in many cases can alleviate the pain all together.
In my family we have always relied on the power of reflexology to ease an upset stomach, headaches, cramping, constipation, sciatic pain and many more conditions.
Introducing Reflexology Instruction at The Fountains
I believe so much in the power of this therapy that I have decided to offer a couples reflexology instructional training at The Fountains. Although this is being called a “couples” instruction, I encourage anyone who wants to learn more about reflexology to come in with a friend or family member, and learn how you can use reflexology in your life.
Over the years we have helped many people ease through the birthing experience, endometriosis, migraines, and many more conditions with reflexology. Our therapist’s are trained and extremely knowledgeable. An instructional training takes 80 minutes of your time, and we show you how to bring about peace and relaxation, as well as give you the tools you need to assist in achieving overall better health. In today’s world, it is so easy to get a pill for any and every condition that we have learned to expect healing to come along with a long list of side effects. With reflexology there are no additional side effects, this therapy is simply safe and very effective on anyone who receives it.