Hand Reflexology is equally as effective as foot reflexology, however in the UK, it is not as well known.
There are reflex points on the hands that correspond to every organ, gland and part of the body and by using the unique thumb and finger techniques on these reflexes, the body responds by relaxing, rebalancing and improving blood circulation.
The hands are not as sensitive as the feet and the reflex points are much deeper, however a hand reflexology treatment can be extremely beneficial.
Hand reflexology can be used at the start or end of a traditional foot reflexology treatment, or as a stand-alone treatment in its own right. It is particularly useful to use when a foot is injured or where a client is unable to elevate their leg. It may also be used for self-help and is often demonstrated by the practitioner to enable the client to use reflexology techniques in-between appointments.
Not all training schools teach hand reflexology, however the International Institute of Reflexology is committed to ensuring that all of its graduates are professional in both foot and hand reflexology techniques, using the Original Ingham Method®.