World Reflexology Week 2017

What a coincidence, the week I start my own business in Complementary Health Therapies is also World Reflexology Week.

World Reflexology Week is an international movement to promote all the wonderful benefits of Reflexology and increase peoples awareness of what Reflexology is. It is on from the 18th Sept – 24th Sept 2017.

Reflexology is a modern take on the ancient principles of massaging the feet to treating the whole body. Reflexology can be done on the feet, hands, face and ears. However, the Reflexology that I focus on is foot reflexology, which works on the principle that the whole body is connected, by applying pressure to parts of the feet known as reflex areas, other corresponding and connecting areas of the body will also feel the benefit.

Reflexology as we known it today was created by Eunice Ingham. She has been coined the term “mother” of Reflexology as she is responsible for mapping the body systems onto the feet.

This chart gives an outline of the maps of the feet

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The benefits of Reflexology are to help;

  • encourage the body’s own healing ability
  • stimulate nerve function
  • increas energy
  • boost circulation
  • induces a deep state of relaxation
  • eliminates toxins
  • stimulates the central nervous system
  • prevents migranes
  • speeds recovery after injury or surgery,
  • helps relieve sleep issues
  • reduces depression
  • relieves pain

I am a registered Reflexologist with National Register of Reflexologist Ireland, Continuous professional development training is a requirement to maintain membership. The additional benefit of my membership is that my clients can avail of partial or full refund of the therapy fees from their health insurer (once they have the appropriate level of insurance cover). Insurance companies are VHI, GloHealth, Laya Healthcare and Aviva.

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