About Reflexology

There is nothing quite like Reflexology

At ARCH Reflexology, each person is treated on a totally individual basis and each one will benefit from the treatment and respond in different, but positive ways.

In a world which seeks to put constant demands on us, we often find ourselves going through life on automatic pilot. Rarely do we just stop and pay attention to ourselves. ARCH Reflexology helps us to do what has become so unnatural, yet positive. That is to stop and take time for ourselves. Doing this helps us to re-engage, reconnect and live in the present.

Reflexology is an art in itself for both the Reflexologist and the participant. Reconnecting with ourselves allows us to readjust our minds and bodies, and brings harmony to the mind, body and soul.

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Reflexologists believe that the feet reflect the body and that all the organs and glands are represented somewhere on the feet.

‘Reflexologists believe that the feet reflect the body and that all the organs and glands are represented somewhere on the feet. By applying gentle pressure to the feet in an accurate and well formulated manner we believe that we are working indirectly with each and every area of the body. By doing so our aim is to help create the conditions in which our clients own powerful healing system can work to the best of its ability’.

About Reflexology

Reflexology is a complementary therapy which promotes good health by working pressure points on the feet and hands that correspond to different organs, glands or structures in the body.

Origins

Reflexology is an ancient healing art dating back to Egyptian and Chinese civilisations and was introduced to the Western world during the 1930’s by Eunice Ingham. She  used ‘zone therapy’ which showed that the reflexes on the feet were an exact mirror image of the whole body.

How it works

Reflexologists works on the principle that illness occurs when there are blockages in the body’s energy channels. The Reflexologist feels these blockages and applies pressure movements on these areas which in turn helps to disburse the congestion, improving blood circulation, lymph flow and returning the body systems to a state of natural equilibrium and harmony.

Reflexology brings about a state of balance and deep relaxation, which re-vitalises, detoxifies and stimulates the immune system, which in turn encourages self-healing.

The skill of the Reflexologist helps to encourage the body to its natural state of balance and harmony and to encourage the body’s own healing processes, physically, mentally and emotionally.