STUDIES HAVE shown that reflexology can release stress and tension, help relieve pain, aid health and also eases symptoms of injury and other ailments.
This alternative therapy has been practised from as early as 2330 BC by the Egyptians and is a safe method of treatment for a wide range of ailments.
Fully qualified reflexology therapist Gill Bray is a Yorkshire lass who made her home in the Algarve almost a year ago. She previously lived on a farm in the Yorkshire Dales where she kept horses, Shetland ponies and dogs.
For many years Gill worked as P.A for various executives in large companies based in Leeds and Harrogate. It was during this period in her life that she became intrigued by reflexology, after a number of corporate companies hired reflexologists to ‘de-stress’ their staff members.
Reflexology is the physical act of applying pressure to the feet using specific thumb, finger and hand techniques, that is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet.
It is believed to expel body toxins, releases stress and tension, aids recovery from injury, eases pain and discomfort and improves nerve and bloody supply. It can be particularly beneficial to golfers who may develop tension in their shoulders, for example.
Gill is clearly at home in the Algarve, enjoying the ‘community spirit’ that surrounds her.
However, she really misses her animals from the UK and so, in order to keep in contact with horses, she also does voluntary work for Riding for the Disabled in Almancil.
An in-depth professional consultation is given prior to your first treatment and can be either done in your own home or at the Pacifico Wellbeing centre in Albufeira.
For further information, contact 916 582 689.