Reflexology is a complementary health care modality which works with natural healing properties of the body to promote internal balance. It is based on the principle that a microcosm (mini-map) of the body is reflected in parts of the body including the feet, hands and ears. Reflexologists use specialized techniques to stimulate specific points on the microcosms, enabling the entire body to rebalance itself through mechanisms such as the nervous system, fascial pathways, and improved circulation and energy flow.
True reflexology uses targeted stimulation of the corresponding reflexes to identify areas of tension and congestion which are typically reflected in the body. Manipulation of the reflexes stimulates the circulatory system and improves the vascular return, calms the central nervous system and encourages the elimination of toxins creating conditions for optimal health and internal balance. Human touch is very compelling.
Some common conditions that respond well to reflexology include: Stress, anxiety, depression, sleep difficulty, high blood pressure, headaches and digestive conditions. But don't think you have to be ill to receive any benefit from reflexology, it's a great way to relax, feel balanced and unstressed. Receiving reflexology on a regular basis allows you to feel the benefits more fully and you'll find the sense of balance it brings reflected in your life.
At Urban Reflexology the feet are viewed as both a microcosm or mini-map of the body and as, well, just a foot. Foot pain is one of the most common complaints in our fashion-conscious society where we jam our feet into mass-produced shoes of various sizes and shapes which don't necessarily mirror the size and shape of our feet. Relexology is