What is reflexology?
A complementary healing therapy based on the principle that reflexes (points and areas) on the hands, feet and lower leg correspond to internal organs and other physical structures.
Reflexologist uses their hands to apply pressure to specific zones and reflex areas of the feet. Every part, gland, and organ of the human body is reflected on the feet, and working these zones and reflex areas in a systematic manner can relieve tension, improve circulation, and promote optimal functioning of the body.
Reflexology activates the parasympathetic nervous system - helping the body reach homeostasis or "rest & repair" - where the body can then work to heal itself.
“When our feet hurt – we hurt all over” – Socrates
Reflexology is known to:
Relieve the effects of stress / Improve and supports the immune system
Increase circulation / Clear the body of toxins
Relieve pain / Improve digestion / Eliminate waste from the body
Promote relaxation / Lower blood pressure / Improve and balances hormonal function
Relax tense muscles and ligaments / Improve nerve function / Improve sleep
Benefits of reflexology
It is now estimated that 75% of ailments, injuries, aches and pains are present due to stress. Reflexology allows the body to release that stress enabling the body to repair and heal itself.
How can reflexology help me?
Reflexology can help with just about anything.
The whole of the body may be worked through the feet, hands or ears bringing about homeostasis enabling the body to heal itself and calm the mind and emotions.
But you do not need to have a condition to enjoy reflexology as it provides a wonderful way to de-stress, relax and unwind.
Reflexology is used for general ‘wellness’ maintenance and It’s a very relaxing treatment, perfect for ‘you’ time and putting a bounce in your step.
A reflexology treatment is very easy to receive and you will only have to remove your sock and shoes. During the reflexology treatment, I will apply pressure to your feet and lower leg area using my fingers and thumbs.
An initial wellbeing consultation helps to explore how treatments can be tailored to help improve your lifestyle and health. At the end of the treatment we discuss our findings with you and we work towards a course of action to help you achieve your goals.