Maybe you are already a fan of Reflexology and need no convincing on the matter at all! Or maybe you have heard of it before but you don’t really understand what benefits you can expect from it or why you should try it? Is there really any more to it than a nice relaxing foot rub??
Well, allow me to enlighten you a little by borrowing some words from my wonderful friend and colleague Francesca 🙂
Francesca has been a practitioner for 4 years now. She has a kindness and generosity of spirit that is truly remarkable and she puts her heart and soul into every single session that she delivers. I personally found regular sessions with Francesca during my second pregnancy enormously beneficial and therapeutic and I still try to get a session with her as often as our schedules will allow.
Here is a little information from Francesca about the history and benefits of this wonderful holistic therapy –
Modern reflexology is based on an ancient form of therapy. There is evidence of some form of foot and hand therapy being practiced in China as long ago as 4,000 B.C. and also at the same time in Egypt, as depicted in the tomb of Ankmahor. The North American tribes of Indians are also known to have practiced a form of foot therapy for hundreds of years.
The re-discovery of some form of systemized foot treatment is accredited to Dr William Fitzgerald who called it Zone Therapy and drew it to the attention of the medical world between 1915 and 1917. It was in 1915 that an article entitled “To stop that toothache, squeeze your toe” was published in “Everybody’s Magazine”, written by Edwin Bowers, which first brought Dr Fitzgerald’s work on Zone Therapy before the public and eventually reintroduced as the widely used complementary treatment that it is today.
Alongside conventional medical care, reflexology can help to improve quality of life and bring comfort to those living with certain conditions. Some of which are listed below:
Digestive disorders including IBS and Constipation
Hormone imbalances, including PMS and the menopause
Stress and Anxiety
Chronic conditions e.g. MS, ME/CFS, Lupus
So what better way to literally put up your feet, take a break from the business of everyday life and treat your body and soul to a well-deserved health boost!
If you get the opportunity to come along to one of our Girasole Retreats
you will get the pleasure of experiencing Francesca’s Reflexology for yourself. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
Please feel free to get in touch to arrange an individual appointment with her – firstname.lastname@example.org
Francesca offers home visits and offers shorter sessions for children as well. Why not get the whole family booked in for a family visit?!