Reflexology is a complementary, non-invasive therapy which promotes relaxation, improves circulation and lymphatic flow, reduces inflammation and pain and encourages the body to heal naturally.
It follows the principle that the body is mapped out on the feet, hands and ears. These maps contain reflex points relating to the organs, glands and areas of the body. Click on the images at the bottom of this page to see maps of the reflexes on the hands and feet.
By using applied controlled pressure along with other techniques to these reflex points, we can activate the nerve endings of that reflex, signalling the brain and activating the body’s own healing mechanism in that area encouraging self healing and rebalance. These techniques also release blockages in energy flow as well as improving circulation.
Reflexology can help with:
- Sciatic pain
- Back, neck and shoulder pain
- Regulating diabetes and blood sugar levels in early stages
- IBS and constipation
Reflexology is a deeply relaxing therapy so it is also a good way to reduce stress and tension, improve sleep, mood and wellbeing. Reflexology is a holistic therapy and treatments are tailor made for you.
Reflexology is always developing and research is enabling us to learn more about how it works – see Reflexology Research_papers for more information on examples of studies done.
What to expect during your treatment
At the initial session, a confidential health and lifestyle consultation is carried out. During this consultation we will also discuss why you have decided to try reflexology and any questions you may have. When ready you will be asked to remove your shoes and socks and relax into a reclining chair or couch. A full investigatory treatment is then given on the feet. The consultation and full treatment will allow me to establish any imbalances you may have and gain a full understanding of your health and wellbeing.
Following this, a tailored treatment plan is created for subsequent sessions. This plan is revised following each session, depending on your needs at the time. The treatment will be mainly on your feet, but hands and ears may also be incorporated.