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Bourneholistic Reflexology in Eastbourne, East Sussex

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About Reflexology

What is Reflexology

Reflexology has been a well established ancient cultural practice for many centuries. The Egyptians were known to have references of foot therapy painted on the inside of tombs in 2,300 BC and the Chinese are recorded as using foot and hand pressure therapies over 5,000 years ago.

In 1930 Eunice D. Ingham pioneered the practice of modern reflexology by being able to map details of the entire human body to the corresponding area on the soles of the feet and hands referred to as zones.

Reflexology is a specialised technique where the reflexologist uses their thumbs or fingers to apply appropriate pressure to the feet or hands.

It is based on the principles that there are reflex areas and points on the foot or hand that correspond with different organs and systems in the body. When appropriate pressure is applied to these areas and points it stimulates the movement of energy pathways to encourage the body to restore and rebalance a natural healing process for optimum health and wellbeing.

What is FTR( Foot Tapping Reflexology)
Tapping is a unique application using Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) that incorporates the theories of other energy therapies and utilises deep vibration in combination with reflexology to make a real difference to health and wellbeing. It is particularly helpful for emotional difficulties.

What Conditions Can it Help?

Although reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure conditions it is a well recognised form of complementary health treatment and is often used alongside conventional care in healthcare settings such as hospitals, GP practices and hospices. Reflexology is a valuable way of indicating areas where there may be higher levels of tension/stress/sensitivity. People use treatment to help manage and support a variety of health challenges and long term conditions.

What Benefits can be Expected?

The most common theory about how Reflexology works is that it helps to energise the reflexes that are connected a specific part of the body, helping to improve circulation, stimulate nerve connections, relax muscles and improve lymphatic drainage.

  • Deep relaxation
  • Reduce stress & release tension
  • Improve sleep
  • Boost immune system
  • Increase energy levels
  • Increased sense of wellbeing.

    How will I feel After the Treatment?

    It is important to remember that everyone will respond differently. However, most clients will feel very relaxed.


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