Reflexology is an extremely effective form of massage, the basis of which relates to "reflex points" on the sole of the foot. These "points" coincide with each organ and system in the body and are linked to those organs by "energy channels", "zones" or "meridians". When illness, or imbalance, occurs the corresponding "energy channels" become blocked. Reflexology Massage aims to remove these blocks, thus allowing
the energy to flow freely again. When the Physiotherapist, Eunice Ingham first began mapping the entire bodily organs onto the feet, back in the 1930's, little did she realize that this would be the beginning of such a revolution in healing therapy. From this time on, it has been confirmed that by using pressure on the various points on the feet, along with massage, that such an improvement in both illness and ailment could be witnessed. Modern Reflexology is both a science and an art. Reflexology is generally applied as a massage to the feet or hands, using the zones that correspond to the various organs of the body. As a science, it requires careful study faithful practice and a sound knowledge of the techniques that are used. As one of the 'healing arts', Reflexology yields the best result when the Reflexologist works with self belief and dedication. Reflexology will reduce stress and tension in the individual, improve circulation and cleanse the body of toxins and impurities. It is also renowned for revitalization of energy and is often used as a preventative health care. In other words, this pleasing therapy will help to balance the whole system.