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Reflexologists:
Reflexology is a method of massaging the feet (or feet and hands), with the intention of affecting other parts and organs of the body. This practice is based on the theory of acupressure, which states that specific points on the feet and hands correspond to organs and tissues in the body. Reflexologists use (only) their hands to apply pressure to the feet, and the way each therapy is applied together with it's effect will be unique for every person. The trained hands of a Reflexologist can detect small deposits and imbalances in the feet, and by concentrating on such points they release blockages and restore the flow of energy through the entire body. This gentle therapy allows the body to heal itself at its own pace.

Yoga Schools:
Yoga is a system of mental, spiritual and physical training. The word Yoga means "union" and the practice of yoga is designed to allow individuals to begin from their current state of consciousness, and move onward to a state of well-being and enlightenment. Yoga has been shown to have a positive effect in people who have asthma, arthritis, stress or stress related problems as well as individuals with heart disorders. Essentially a regular asana (posture) practice creates flexibility and balance in the body, which has a positive influence on a person's mental wellbeing. The philosophy of Yoga emphasises the influence of mind over body, and believes that both mental and spiritual growth are essential to enhance the benefits brought about by physical exercise.

 
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