What is Reflexology ?
Reflexology is a practice where the therapists fingers are used to stimulate points on the feet especially, and also on the hands. These points are linked to specific organs in the body. Reflexology produces its effects by improving the flow of energy in the body and re-harmonising and integrating the body’s organs and systems to improve health and help to treat disease. It is useful in the treatment of fertility problems, pain, neurological and psychological conditions, digestive issues and many more. Reflexology may be beneficial in restoring balance and harmony in the body and releasing tension.
Although reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure health disorders, at Roscore Clinic we use it to complement other treatments when addressing conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues,diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis. At Roscore Clinic we treat all of these conditions. Read research document here
Where are the reflexology points and areas?
In reflexology theory, points and areas on the feet, hands, and ears correspond to specific organs, bones and body systems. Practitioners access these points on the feet and hands (bottom, sides, and top) and the ear (both inside as far as the finger can reach and outside) to affect organs and systems throughout the entire body.
To represent how the body systems correspond to one another, reflexologists use reflexology “maps.” A good example of a reflexology map exists for the feet. Each foot represents a vertical half of the body:
- The left foot corresponds to the left side of the body and all organs, valves, etc. found there.
- The right foot corresponds to the right side of the body and all organs found there. For example, the liver is on the right side of the body, and therefore the corresponding reflex area is on the right foot.
At Roscore Clinic, our reflexologists, Judy O’ Sullivan and Ami Slevin may perform a general, integrated session, or may focus on specific problem areas on the feet, hands or ears. Reflexology can also be use for relaxation. Practitioners believe that it helps facilitate a deep state of relaxation, calm the emotions, and produce a serene mind.
Whatever the specific technique, reflexology theory holds that the practitioner is working to release congestion or stress in the nervous system and balance the body’s energy. Full article available here
If you would like to find out more about reflexology or book an appointment now with Judy or Ami,