Running from 19-25 September 2016, World Reflexology Week aims to bring reflexologists around the world together to raise awareness and promote reflexology.
Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexologists work holistically with their clients and aim to work alongside allopathic healthcare to promote better health for their clients.
Well trained reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Reflexology is a very individual treatment which is tailored to you as a whole person, taking into account both physical and non-physical factors that might be affecting your wellbeing. Some people find it works for them – some don’t. The best way to find out is to try it!
The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually, after a treatment your tension may be reduced and you might feel relaxed. You might also notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improving. You may also find that other aspects improve too; however, this happens on an individual basis. There have been some positive research projects carried out with reflexology; as yet, there is not a large enough body of evidence for clinical claims of effectiveness to be made. With ever increasing levels of stress in everyday life, it is important for people to take more responsibility for their own healthcare needs. Reflexology may be one of the ways to mitigate the stresses of modern life.
In the UK, the Association of Reflexologists (AoR), is the leading independent body for Reflexologists and throughout the week their members will be organising events to promote reflexology. The AoR are also members of the Reflexology in Europe Network, The Reflexology Forum and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
You can find out more by visiting the official website and check out the World Reflexology Week events listing page, where you can also find details of a reflexologist near you.