Reflexology is a complementary therapy based on the principle that the entire body is represented by reflex points on the hands and feet, each point corresponding to an individual part of the body.
A reflexologist will use gentle stimulation of these reflex points in a precise and systematic way to revitalise, restore and maintain the body’s natural balance.
How can reflexology help you?
Reflexology is a natural and non-invasive treatment and when used regularly it can help to relieve stress, improve relaxation and maintain optimum health. Reflexology can also be beneficial in helping to increase energy levels, improve circulation and facilitating the elimination of toxins from the body.
It has also been known to be effective in the treatment of:
- Stress related conditions
- Digestive problems
- Hormonal problems
- Circulation problems
- Sleep disorders
- Sinus problems
- Pregnancy discomforts
- Difficulty in conceiving
- Back pain
What happens during a treatment?
Before the first treatment a full consultation and medical history is taken.
The treatment itself takes place on a specialised reclining couch or, when at home, on a comfortable chair or bed. The reflexologist applies gentle pressure to the hands or feet. A reflexologist is able to detect small deposits and tensions within the feet or hands which can indicate an imbalance in the body. Working on these areas helps release any blockages and restore the free flow of energy around the body. Slight discomfort may be experienced as these areas are treated, but this is temporary.
Most people feel a deep sense of relaxation following a treatment.
Although reflexology is not a diagnostic tool, it is possible to detect physical changes in the body. A reflexologist may also be able to identify previous or potential problems which may arise in a particular area of the body.
Each reflexology session will last approximately an hour.