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What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a non-invasive complementary health therapy that is effective in promoting deep relaxation and wellbeing. Reducing our stress levels is key in optimising good health and building resilience. Reflexology is a touch therapy that is based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower legs, hands, ears and face correspond with different areas of the body and reflexologists work these points and areas.

A Bwell reflexology session provides clients with one to one attention and supportive touch in an empathetic listening environment.

Reflexology does not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Reflexology is used safely alongside conventional medicine to promote better health for the client. Many medical doctors agree that over three-quarters of our health problems can be linked to nervous and physical tension. As reflexology works on the autonomic nervous system it helps the individual to cope at a physical, spiritual, mental and emotional level.

What is the main theory behind Reflexology?

The theory of reflexology is that all the systems and organs of the whole body are mirrored or reflected in smaller peripheral areas of the feet, hands, ears and face. The reflexologist simply works those reflected areas, aiming to bring those areas back to balance and therefore aiding the body to work as well as it can. Reflexology very much works on an individual basis; the reflexologist provides professional facilitation of your body’s own potential for well-being and balance.

There are many scientific studies that support the potential positive effects that can be achieved by reflexology. Researchers have repeatedly shown that reflexology has a positive effect on quality of life, stress, anxiety, sleep and pain (Wyatt,2012).

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