Reflexology

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is an ancient healing technique based on the principle that there are zones and reflexes on the feet, hands, face and ears that directly correspond with organs, glands, chakras and other areas of the body. Energy comes to an end where the reflexes are found in the feet and hands. If the energy circulation is blocked, it shows up in the reflexes as pain or soreness. These reflexes are stimulated by using the thumb, fingers and hand techniques which can trigger physiological changes that aid the body and mind to heal. The main focus of reflexology is a deep sense of relaxation.

History

Reflexology is over 5,000 years old and has origins in both China and Egypt, where pressure point therapies were recognised to have therapeutic benefits and also helped prevent disease.  The wonderful art of foot reflex therapy was not introduced to the Western World until the twentieth century when Dr Fitzgerald, an American physician, began to develop zone therapy, which is Reflexology as we know it today.

A Reflexology Session

Reflexology is used purely as a relaxation therapy in this practice or as part of a Kinesiology session.

A brief medical and lifestyle history will be taken before the session.  You will remain fully clothed throughout and it is recommended that you wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows access to your feet and lower legs.

The zones and reflexes of the feet are stimulated using various hand techniques.  The entire surface area of the foot is worked on, where the practitioner concentrates on blockages or sore points which may relate to imbalances in specific areas or organs within the body.

The reflexology treatment is completed with a de-stressing foot massage and clients usually feel calmer, relaxed and more revived after a reflexology treatment.  Reflexes found on the hands, face and ears may also be stimulated.

Who will benefit from Reflexology?

Everybody could do with some relaxation!  Reflexology is a gentle, relaxing therapy that can even be used on children or babies.  It is very beneficial for stress, tension and anxiety.  It is also beneficial to anyone who wishes to enhance their health and improve their well-being.

How many sessions?

The number of sessions depends on the individual.

Possible Benefits

  • Reduces stress and tension
  • Relaxes tired and sore feet
  • Improves sleeping patterns
  • Improves circulation
  • Promotes self-healing
  • Increases energy and vitality
  • Detoxifies and cleanses the body
  • Balances the nervous system
  • Alleviates pain
  • Stimulates a sluggish and congested system
  • Improves skin tone

Natural Products

This practice uses natural vegan products only.  The best foot powder, carrier oils and essential oils have been sourced for your well-being.

 

Reflexology is NOT used to cure nor diagnose diseases; instead it serves as a wonderful complementary therapy to aid relaxation, it is also an effective preventative measure.