Why we love Reflexology at Brighton Holistics
The modern practice of an ancient worldwide art, Reflexology
Who can practice Reflexology? Almost anyone can practice the techniques of Reflexology, especially those whom wish to employ reflexology in healing treatments.
Treatments are generally carried out to aid relaxation, to bring about pain relief and to ease discomfort from many of today’s common disorders.
What does it take to become a Reflexologist?
In order to become a professional practitioner, a long period of 10 months of study and training has to be undertaken.
This is to gain a broad knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology and of disorders and disease that cause effect and change, especially those more likely to be encountered by the Reflexologist.
This knowledge must be supported by an in-depth knowledge of Reflexology and the underlying principals of linking the anatomy and physiology of the body with the specific reflexes.
The student therapist further studies good communication skills in order to understand the needs, wants and expectations of the client.
Other areas of study include nutrition and an understanding of the basic principles of other therapies, so appropriate advice and referrals can be given.
What is Reflexology?
The exact origin of Reflexology in the ancient world is unclear. China, Egypt, Europe, India, Japan, Native American Indians and Russia; all these peoples have stories to tell about hand and foot treatments.
Making time for treatment is the first step in making time for self. Reflexology can aid in easing a clients self-esteem and encourage a client to take a closer look at their health and lifestyle.
Reflexology is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to all glands, organs and structures of the body. It is a specific pressure technique applied to the feet and hands where all the internal body structures and organs are mapped or mirrored in miniature.
It is a simple and non-invasive treatment which helps the body to maintain a delicate balance between all the systems.
What can happen in Reflexology?
It is impossible to predict how a persons body will react or respond to reflexology treatment. A high percentage of clients have no adverse reaction, just a steady improvement of the symptoms, leading to a measurable relief. Some have total cessation of symptoms, with the acute condition tending to respond more quickly than the chronic condition.
Why chose Reflexology?
Reflexology encourages a state of relaxation so that tension and the resultant toxicity held in the internal organs and in the muscle is released, thereby promotion healing.
Reflexology promotes homeostasis of all systems of the body through reduction of the effects of stress.
Though thousands of nerve endings in the feet Reflexology encourages and stimulates the efficient flow of nerve impulses, ie nerve energy.
A course at Brighton Holistics.
Upon completion of a Reflexology course, you will be able to register with the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), the Association of Reflexologists, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council as well as being able to register on the Accredited Voluntary Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
If you have any questions regarding a course booking or about the qualifications we offer at Brighton Holistics please click here for further information or telephone Brighton Holistics on 01273 672 690.
Step by Step Reflexology (5th Edn) – Renee Tanner