Reflexology is a holistic treatment based on the principle that there are areas and points on the feet that map via the nervous system to corresponding parts of the body. When pressure is applied to these areas and points it stimulates the movement of energy along the nerve channels, and helps to restore homeostasis (balance) in the whole body.
Systems and organs in the body are constantly working together to heal and repair. Examples could be the brain and rest of the nervous system, which is in control of much of our activity, and the circulatory system, which transports oxygen and nutrients to body cells to be converted into energy. Energy is essential for our well-being and indeed to keep going.
Benefits of Reflexology
- Creates relaxation
- Reduction of stress
- Reduction of pain
- Improves blood flow
- Ameliorates health concerns
- Aids post-operative recovery
- Benefits of mental health
What is a reflexology treatment?
By working all of the points, the reflexologist addresses internal organs and glands as well as muscle groups, bones, nerve ganglions (solar plexus, brachial plexus) and nerves (sciatic) during a session.
If reflexologists find congestion or tightness during the session, they will apply pressure to work on bringing the body back into balance. If the practitioner finds an area of pain, the area is worked until harmony is brought to the area or point. To "release pain" is not the model: the goal is rather to bring the whole body into balance, and then the pain will subside. The reflexologist stimulates the nervous system to do the work, it is not the therapist who "fixes" it.
Well trained reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe!
Before the treatment
A full medical history will be requested on your first treatment, and you will be asked to sign a consent form for treatment. This information will be kept confidential. The most clothing that will have to be removed for a treatment to take place will be your socks and shoes.
During the treatment
The therapist uses the hands to apply pressure to the feet. You may feel areas of transient discomfort during the treatment, but generally the experience should be relaxing.
After the treatment
After one or two treatments your body may respond in a very noticeable way. Most people note a sense of well-being and relaxation; however, sometimes people report feeling lethargic, nauseous or tearful, but this is usually transitory and reflexologists believe that it is part of the healing process.
On your first visit please allow an extra 30 minutes full consultation and extra charge of £10.
A course of treatments may be recommended. The application and effect of each treatment is unique to the individual and any possible side effects will be discussed prior to the Reflexology.
60 minutes Reflexology £35 3 session £95 6 session £ 179