A gentle & holistic natural healing therapy, reflexology involves applying massage to reflex areas found in the feet or hands. The body is divided into 10 zones throughout which energy flows. These zones extend from the toes, up through the body to the upper torso down the arms to the hands. The feet and hands become maps which reflect all the different parts of the body. Imbalances to our energy translate into disease. By pressing on the different reflex points reflexology encourages the body to heal itself by restoring its energy balance and flow.
Reflexology is thought to have developed from therapies such as acupuncture and acupressure, first practised by the Chinese several thousands of years ago.
It was first introduced in the UK in the 1960s by Doreen Bayly.