Reflexology is a holistic treatment based on the principle that there are areas and points on the feet and hands that maps via the Nervous System to corresponding part of the body. When pressure is applied to these areas it stimulates the movement of energy along the nerve channels. Reflexology uses special finger/thumb manipulations to stimulate those areas, known as reflexes.
The brain is housed within the skull, and the vertebrae (backbones) are home to the spinal cord. This powerful form of reflexology is based on stimulating the spinal reflexes on the feet. A reflexologist stimulates each individual vertebrae and aims to identify nerve roots which are out of balance.
The spinal cord runs through little holes in the vertebrae, then branches out along the spine and connects with the tissues of the body, providing them with nerve control.
The spinal column equally divides the physical body in half. Therefore the spine reflex point, is equally divided between both feet (one on the right foot, one on the left).
In reflexology, the spine reflex point powerfully affects the upper, middle and lower back, along with the central nervous system. By using spinal reflexology we aim to identify which organs are not functioning correctly. Conversely, back problems can inhibit the proper functioning of the organs.
This point runs from the base of the big toe, all the way down along the arch bone, to the heel. If you take a finger and trace this area, you will actually feel a bone that curves along the arch of the foot. This bone represents the spine
Reflexology for Preconception, Pregnancy & Post Natal Care
Fertility declines in both sexes after the age of 25-30 and because people are delaying starting a family until into their 30's, infertility is becoming more common. Pre-conception care is an opportunity for you and your partner to improve your health before you start trying for a baby. This treatment will help to balance hormonal communication between brain, pituitary gland and ovaries, interfering with egg maturation and ovulation.
Once the pregnancy is established the treatment focuses on the current pregnancy related problems you are suffering from and to help promote a natural labour after 37 weeks.
Regular treatments after giving birth have shown that is excellent for maintaining or increasing milk supply enhancing bonding and breastfeeding as well as helping to reduce the effects of post-natal depression.
Precision Reflexology was developed in Devon by Pru Miskin over 25 years ago. It is a light touch technique that accesses a person subtle energy by linking two or more reflex points simultaneously using the fingertips. The Reflexologist then senses the pulse that can be detected running between the points.
Precision Reflexology is currently being developed and taught by Jan Williamson at The School of Precision Reflexology in Devon as a postgraduate course for qualified Reflexologists.