10th December 2018 
Websites for therapists

Reflexology and Relaxation

The following wording has been prepared by therapy websites, to describe the range of therapies offered by therapy websites clients, in this case reflexology and relaxation. This wording is not the responsibility of the Adlerian Society, and is not endorsed by the Adlerian Society

Reflexology is a natural healing therapy based on the theory that the feet and hands (and to some extent ears) contain reflexes corresponding to every part, gland and organ of the body. In practice, the feet are most commonly associated with reflexology, and most reflexologists will make reference to charts which map each of the key areas of the feet to organs in the body. These areas and associated organs are referred to as zones, and in the early 1900's the therapy was known as Zone Therapy, before the name was changed to Reflexology. If you are interested in finding out more, therapists are located in Leatherhead, Mitcham and Ilford.

Unlike massage therapy or aromatherapy, the therapeutic process does not make use of massage oils or lotions, although some therapists may use some creams. It is more the application of pressure on the reflex areas of the feet and hands that stimulate a response in the intended zone in the body, to achieve the intended therapeutic effect. A key benefit cited by many who have tried reflexology is a calming relaxation and easing of tension, which in turn promotes better health throughout the body. Therapists with reflexology training are located in Lincoln, Christchurch and Hammersmith.

Reflexologists recognise ten zones, of which five are on the left and five on the right. For example, the area of skin that lies underneath the little toe is said to correspond to the ear. Although the process is not usually painful, some people report feelings of tenderness and mild muscle pain as a result of the pressure applied. It is recommend that those seeking reflexology, look for a therapist with training that has been accredited by a major recognised association. This will also ensure that they adhere to standards of practice and have professional liability insurance. Therapists in the following areas may have that necessary accreditation Maidenhead, Salisbury and Clapham.

Reflexology is a very individual and holistic treatment, and so the response and outcome of a course of reflexology is very personal. Relaxation and overall wellbeing are commonly acknowledged, and conventional as well as complementary therapists associate a positive state of mind with good physical health, yet professional reflexologists do not claim to cure medical conditions. Other areas of health may indeed improve, and your therapists will be aiming to promote this by helping the body restore its natural balance, however, this happens on an individual basis. You can find a reflexologist who will answer your questions about what you can expect in Hellesdon, Retford and Sutton In Ashfield.

Being a holistic and very personal therapy, different reflexologists may use slightly different approaches.