What is reflexology?
Our feet, hands and face have our whole body mirrored in them in the form of reflexes that correspond to our organs, systems and emotional health.
During a Reflexology treatment therapists uses pressure on these reflexes with their thumbs and fingers, to detoxify, energise or strengthen the reflex and corresponding areas.
This helps stimulate the body’s healing mechanisms, encourages the release of toxins and enables you to function at your optimal level.
Reflexology can be traced back to ancient Egypt, China and India. Reflexology reached the West in the 19th Century and developed into what we know as Reflexology today.
What to expect in a treatment
A full medical history will be taken during the first session. Only socks and shoes need be removed for a foot treatment, you will relax on a massage table or reclining reflexology chair and the reflexologist will use their thumbs and fingers to apply pressure to feet and lower legs; hands and lower arms or face depending on which reflexology is being received.
Reflexology works with the body to help re balance itself. We do not diagnose or claim to cure but people have found having reflexology has benefited their condition. You will receive an individual treatment with your physical and non physical needs taken into account.
The overall feeling of a treatment is that of relaxation although some areas may feel tender whilst pressure is being applied.
Following a reflexology treatment people report to feel very relaxed, sleep well and have a sense of well being. Although occasionally people do experience headaches, lethargy or a frequent need for the toilet. This is temporary and part of the healing process.
Some people have a one off treatment simply for a blissful treat. Depending on the individual situation some people may want a course of treatments. An individual may experience benefits from a course of treatments and then have monthly maintenance treatments.