What is it?
Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the feet. The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are “reflex” areas on the feet and hands that correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body. Practitioners believe that applying pressure to these reflex areas can promote health in the corresponding organs through energetic pathways.
What does the therapist do ?
Reflexologists use pressure, stretch and movement to work through the foot methodically. Technique is applied to the whole foot.
You are asked to remove your shoes and socks and sit comfortably in a reclining chair or on a massage table. Otherwise you remain fully clothed.
The reflexologist then uses brisk movements to warm the feet up. Then pressure is applied from the toes to the heel according to your comfort.
How does it feel and benefits of the treatment
Most people find reflexology for the most part to be very relaxing.
Most people feel calm and relaxed after a treatment. They may even feel sleepy for a few minutes.
Some areas may be tender or sore, and the reflexologist may spend extra time on these points. The soreness should decrease with pressure.
The lists below summarise and separate out the physical and emotional benefits that reflexology is believed to provide.
- Reduces muscular tension
- Lifts headaches
- Clears toxins
- Relieves fatigue
- Balances energies
- Increases energy or reduces tension
- Promotes refreshing sleep
- Strengthens natural self-healing mechanisms
- Emotional and Mental Effects
- Promotes calm and well-being
- Relaxes the body and mind
- Relieves stress
-Soothes emotional distress
How long does it last ?
You can book session from 15mins to an hour. If you do this regularly a 15mins session is a good start.
What do people say about it ?
Our Clients’ reactions are that they experience a ‘balanced’ feeling of peace and calm and will usually feel more alert and revitalised following the treatment.