About Reflexology In Tunbridge Wells
Reflexology in Tunbridge Wells is passionate about Reflexology. 'Reflexology, the timeless art of self healing'. Reflexology dates back to ancient Egypt, India and China. There are hieroglyphics and their translations that have been found in the tomb of a physician that depict the art of Reflexology. There seems to be a relationship between the ancient art of Oriental Pressure Therapy to the Reflexology we know today.
Theory of Reflexology
The main theory of Reflexology is that all the systems and organs of the whole body are mirrored or reflected in the feet. Dwight Byers in 'Better Health with Foot Reflexology' regards the body as a delicately balanced machine with everything working together for the benefit of the whole. He compares the body to a racing machine which works best when everything is in tune with each part functioning at its peak and all parts working in harmony to work at optimum capacity.
The healthy human body is also a finely tuned wonder, it could be said it is an amazing machine with everything working in perfect order. The balance is maintained through a system including glands, organs, nerves and chemicals. If one of these is out of order and balance the effect is felt throughout the entire body system. It could be said the body itself is out of tune. Therefore the principles of Reflexology is that it has techniques designed to keep the body's systems operating at peak efficiency, or as Dwight Byers analogy conveys, keeping the body 'tuned up'
So the definition of Reflexology is that it is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet that correspond to all the the glands and organs of the body. By using specific pressure and movements of the thumb and fingers on these reflex areas enable changes and balances in the body. Benefits of Reflexology includes relieving stress and tension, improving circulation of the blood and lymphatic system and unblocking nerve impulses. It can help nature achieve the health, vigour and vitality for the body, which is known as homeostasis.
For example, overactive glands or organs can be helped to return to normal. Or if an organ or gland is underactive, Reflexology can help return it to its normal function level. Reflexology can act as cleansing poisons from the body. It cannot harm a system but simply brings it back into balance.
Byers quotes that approximately 75% of today's diseases are attributed to stress and tension. People react in different ways, one person may show cardiovascular problems, another gastrointestinal problems. He describes tension as a tourniquet around the body's system a tightening that can lead to debilitating effects. I have discussed the effects of stress in the body in the blog 'Your Body Speaks Your Mind.'