Reflexology is a popular and relaxing holistic treatment based on the principal that reflex points on the soles, tops and sides of the feet are connected to corresponding areas throughout the body. In this way, the feet can be seen as a map of the body. Reflexologists work on the reflexes with their thumbs and fingers using specialised techniques, said to help correct imbalances throughout the body, and help release the blocked energy.
Reflexology has the capability of bringing about a state of deep relaxation. When the body is relaxed and stress is reduced, physical and emotional healing is possible. Tension is released, muscles cease to contract, and blood vessels relax. This allows the body systems, including the excretory system and lymphatic system, to function efficiently, eliminating toxins and impurities.
Everybody can benefit from this natural, non-invasive therapy. It can be used either as a one-off relaxation treatment or on a regular basis in order to target specific health conditions.
Reflexology has been found to be beneficial to people suffering from
- Stress related conditions
- Digestive problems
- Sleep disorders
- Menopausal symptoms
- Hormonal imbalances
What happens during a reflexology treatment?
A reflexology treatment lasts for approximately an hour. As it’s just the feet that are being worked on, you remain fully clothed, simply removing shoes and socks. Your feet will be cleansed at the start of the treatment and then a variety of reflexology techniques will be used and adapted to suit your needs.