Here is our pick for the top venues offering Reflexology in Adelaide .
Reflexology may be on-trend once again, but there is nothing new about the use of this wonderful treatment. Pictographs from ancient Egypt show reflexology taking place, and those clever Egyptians knew their stuff when it came to medicine.
There's a belief that reflexology was first used in China, around 4000 BC. That would make perfect sense, as the Chinese have always believed the body can heal itself, given the right help.
They view our hands and feet as being maps of the body, with the application of pressure on certain points able to relieve problems elsewhere. It was the ancient Greek philosopher, Socrates, who said, "When our feet hurt, we hurt all over", so maybe he was a big fan of reflexology, too. We know we are, partly because this treatment can deliver results fast. Nobody likes feeling off-colour. Sometimes it's hard to put your finger on it, but you just know you're not right.
Reflexology is all about creating calm and balance, letting go of anger and improving sleep. And it can do that very quickly. Imagine walking into your session with the weight of the world on your shoulders; and then emerging as a brand new person.
Reflexology is a great treatment for both men and women, but it does offer some specific benefits to us girls. When it comes to periods, pregnancy and menopause, regular reflexology sessions will work wonders.
This is probably because it doesn't only treat physical ailments, but also our minds and emotions. In pregnancy, it's been shown to shorten labour, speed up recovery and reduce the risk of post natal depression.
With new research showing a very high incidence of mental health problems amongst males, reflexology is a great treatment for men, too. Not only does it have the ability to treat physical aches and pain, caused by sport, heavy lifting and other physical actions, but it will help with stress, sadness and depression.