Posted on 14/09/2019
We love Reflexology at Cheltenham Reflexology and Massage
Every month we meet people in Cheltenham who have never had reflexology before and want to give it a try. We feel privileged that we are able to introduce this amazing therapy to people’s lives – we really do love it that much!
There are many theories as to how reflexology works. Some people believe in the Eastern influences and follow the teachings of energy meridians and chi, similar to the theory behind acupuncture. Others understand reflexology working as crystal deposits are formed and detected around nerve endings. These deposits are worked on by the reflexologist and this then clears congestion in the body. The pain-gate theory, meridian theory and zone theory are just a few principles of reflexology.
Most of the reflexology therapists at Cheltenham Reflexology and Massage understand reflexology by incorporating several theories. Kerry, for instance, enjoys using pressure on the nerves on the feet with the understanding that by stimulating or sedating these nerves, messages are sent around the body to different parts. There are over 7000 nerves located in the feet, which is amazing! The nervous system is complex and provides communication around the body. It’s this communication that makes reflexology possible.
A professional reflexologist will not promise to ‘cure’ people and cannot make promises about the effect of the treatment. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence indicating how much reflexology can help in the body’s well being. The main principle of reflexology is that it aids homeostasis, which is the body’s equilibrium, the way of maintaining a constant internal environment. This is why this therapy can be so helpful to people suffering from stress and some other conditions.
There is also research that demonstrates the effectiveness of reflexology, although more funding is required to integrate this into the medical field. In the meantime, We know our clients in Cheltenham, love reflexology and really do benefit from the relief and relaxation it provides for them.
If you would like to find out more about reflexology, you could try a full 55-minute treatment or a mini 30-minute treatment with us. We are sure you won’t regret it!
Call us on 01242 255440 if you would like to make a reflexology appointment.
Cheltenham Reflexology and Massage can be found 1 St Margaret’s Terrace, St Margaret’s Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4DT. We have free parking on-site for our clients.