Foot reflexology stimulates the body’s self-healing abilities. It has a restorative effect on the whole body, both physically and mentally.
Reflexology work on the foot can have a positive effect on all organ and tissue functions. The procedure is gentle and can be adjusted to the patient’s individual needs, making it suitable even as palliative support for serious illnesses.
- Static muscle pains
- Disorders of the digestive and excretory systems
- Strengthening the immune system (allergies, eczema)
- Menstrual cycle problems
- Chronic overstimulation of the autonomic nervous system, caused by factors such as ongoing stress
- CHF 57.00 for a 25-minute massage
- CHF 114.00 for a 50-minute massage
Useful information about the therapy
Ioot reflexology massage, also known as zone therapy, has long been recognised as a therapeutic method. Native Americans used this treatment for their pains, and it has also been in use in Asia for hundreds of years.
In the early 20th century, American doctor William Fitzgerald worked intensively with this form of therapy. He was also the first person to divide the body into different zones and was the author of the book “Zone Therapy”. Massage therapist Eunice Ingham continued to develop the method in the 1930s, making the treatment accessible to a wide lay audience in America.
In Europe, nurse Hanne Marquardt was introduced to Eunice Ingham’s therapy in 1958. She went on to use the treatment, which was still unknown in Europe at the time, in her own practice, refining the technique still further. In the 1960s, Ms Marquadt founded a training centre for reflexology massage. This helped the therapy to gain in popularity among specialists, and it is still used today by massage therapists and physiotherapists.
As the name suggests, foot reflexology massage involves treating specific zones on the feet. Each of these zones is associated with an organ or structure in the body. This means that disorders in the entire body can be treated.
The body is divided into 10 vertical zones and 3 horizontal zones. The horizontal zones run from the head to the feet. The vertical zones include the head and throat, the chest and stomach area, and the lower abdomen and pelvis. Each zone is reflected in a specific point or area on the feet. Organs in the right-hand side of the body are represented on the right foot.
Illnesses and disorders can be identified through various indications in the reflex zones. For many patients, the affected zones are painful or sensitive to pressure. Indications such as these enable our therapists to create a therapy plan that is appropriate for your needs.