Reflexology is both a theory and therapy that treats the whole body according to anatomical maps found in the feet, hands, face and ears. The science of Reflexology has been around for thousands of years. It is based on the premise that there are specific reflexes in our hands, feet and ears that relate to every organ and part of our body. By stimulating these reflexes with pressure and manipulation, nerve function and blood supply may be improved, which may alleviate stress and other health problems. Reflexology is based on the belief that each part of the body is interconnected through the nervous system to the hands and feet. Stimulating specific reflex points in the feet can bring needed nutrients to poorly functioning areas of the body. This can help restore balance throughout the body.
20 minute consultation on all first treaments.
Time: 1hr Cost: £35
What to expect
As your therapist I will start with a full consultation, asking various questions about your health and lifestyle to ensure reflexology is right for you.
For the treatment itself you will remain fully clothed, simply removing your shoes and socks. You’ll be invited to relax on a reclining chair or treatment couch, or to put your feet up on a footstool. I will then gently cleanse and examine your feet before applying appropriate massage mediums such as fine powder, cream or oil, to help provide a free-flowing treatment, and then start gently massaging and stretching your feet and ankles. As the treatment progresses, a variety of different reflexology techniques will be used to ‘work’ the reflex points on each foot, including a caterpillar-like movement called ‘thumb walking’. The areas treated and pressure applied will be adapted to suit your individual needs. Throughout the process I will use charts to map problem areas found which helps guide the process and continually assess you progress through further treatments.
Benefits of Reflexology
- Easing muscular strain by flushing out toxins
- Improving lymph flow
- Improving circulation by increasing oxygen flow in the blood
- Helping to keep ligaments and tendons supple
- Stimulating the nervous system
- Reducing emotional and physical stress
- Release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers
- Reduction in muscle spasm, pain and tension