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What is reflexology?

Reflexology is the physical act of applying pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques. It is based on stimulating a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet with a premise that such treatment restores a natural state of homeostasis.

Characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.Reflexology is a complementary therapy, that is, it is used in conjunction with conventional medicine to assist in the body’s recovery from certain diseases and illnesses.

Reflexology does not diagnose or cure it is particularly useful for stress related conditions as it helps eliminate negative effects of stress and stimulates the body to self-healing.

There is a general acceptance that illness and disease occur when our immune system is depleted below the level of resistance required to successfully fight a disease then we succumb and become ill.

Reflexology is a renewal and maintenance programme for the body. It not only aids recovery but helps the body to maintain health. It is not necessary to have a symptom to benefit from a reflexology treatment.

Reflexology is a Holistic Treatment and works on the ‘Whole Person’ Mind, Body and Soul, emphasising the importance of the whole body and the interdependent part thereof.


The History of Reflexology

Foot work practices have existed throughout the history of humankind. Remnants of foot work practices span time and place from the Physician's Tomb in Egypt of 2300 B.C. to the Physician's Temple in Nara, Japan, of 690 A.D. The modern history of reflexology is rooted in research about the reflex in Europe and Russia over 125 years ago. The idea that a stimulus applied to the body produces a response was utilised as a therapeutic tool.

The Reflexology Clinic is a member of the National Register of Reflexologists, Ireland
Treatments are covered under select Private Health Insurance policies
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