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Reflexology

What is Reflexology?

Our hands and feet hold mirror images of the structure, organs and systems of the body and by treating through these areas we are stimulating zones and approx. 7000 nerves with this form of massage. It releases trapped energy, allowing the body the freedom to start the healing process.

Where did it originate?

Pictures of foot massage on a physicians tomb in Egypt date back to 2330 BC and it has been practised through many civilizations. The Chinese using pressure techniques for over 500 years working on accupoints and meridian lines to unblock energy. The most familiar today is acupuncture with the use of needles.

An American, Dr. William Fitzgerald was important in the development of Reflexology when he discovered that by putting pressure on a point it would effect the whole zone it was made in and not just the point of pressure. It could even anaesthetise the area for minor surgery. Later discoveries where made as to the effects it had on various parts of the body. Dr. Joseph S Riley refined this technique and made the first detailed diagrams of the reflex points located on the feet.

It was Riley's assistant Eunice Ingham who made the greatest contribution when she seperated the work on the reflexes from Zone therapy, charting the feet as a map of the entire body.

What are the benefits of the therapy?

75% of disease is estimated to be stress related and reflexology is a great reliever of tension and the continuing stress that our lifestyles bring. In order to function the body needs energy in the form of oxygen and nutrients which are circulated in the blood. Reflexology improves the circulation, increasing efficiency of the organs, cells and systems and unblocks the trapped energy required to heal naturally.

With regular weekly treatments, particularly as we get older and are not as active as we used to be, the body can keep at its optimum. This gentle and relaxing therapy is suitable for all ages.

 

Forthcoming Events

Claire Allain - Jewellery Showcase

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Having recently returned to the UK after living in New Zealand for ten years, Claire has been experimenting with new techniques. She has been working with a variety of techniques and marrying metals together to create wearable sculptures or as she likes to call them wearable "Sketches", like little mini contemporary paintings

Eighteen - The Lost Generation - Exhibition

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Almost half a million men enlisted in the first two months of The Great War, however recruitment soon fell dramatically and conscription was introduced in January 1916.Most single men from the ages of 18 to 41 were liable to be called up for service and by the end of war over five million British men had served.

Katharina Klug - Craft Showcase

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Katharina create timeless vessels for contemporary interiors. Each piece is individually made from porcelain on the potter's wheel. Naïve, spontaneous pencil strokes, graphic simple patterns that create movement and direction.

Suffrage -Textiles Exhibition

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Textiles celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage. An exhibition focusing on textile art and political expression to mark the Centenary of Women's Suffrage. In the early 20th Century women used skills learned at home to give voice to their political struggle; in aprons, ribbons and banners they visually propelled their call for universal suffrage to a wider audience.
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