Modern Reflexology is based on an ancient form of therapy. There is evidence of some form of foot and hand therapy being practised 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.
Nowadays, it has been re-discovered by Dr William Fitzgerald and a Physiotherapist Eunice Ingham. The treatment can be easily adapted to fit the office environment.
Reflexology is growing increasingly popular across Europe and Asia as a complement to other treatments as well as a preventive measure. According to several studies, this practicehas resulted in reduced sick leave and absenteeism (and as a consequence significant economic cost savings for the employers). Employees have consistently reported complete or partial improvement in conditions where they sought Reflexologist's help and even relief for additional problems related to stress.
Reflexology focuses on reflex maps of points and areas of the body in the feet, hands, and/or ears using unique micromovement techniques such as thumb or finger walking and hook and backup with the goal of creating a response throughout the body. Treatment lasts 30 mins and includes consultation and the actual foot or hand treatment.
To enquire about how Reflexology can help your workers, please contact us
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