Reflexology is an ancient therapy that’s been used all over the world. It dates all the way back to 2500BC. Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to specific parts of the feet which in turn relate to various glands and organs in the rest of the body. It is a holistic treatment, aiming to treat the body as whole.
Through the pressure exerted on these points reflexology aims to:
Bring balance to the glands and organs of the body
Relieve stress and tension
Release and remove toxins
Improve blood circulation and nerve impulses
Reflexology is a deeply relaxing treatment and, although some may find some aspects or reflex points a little tender or uncomfortable it is non-invasive and soothing. It’s not unheard of for customers to fall asleep during an hour long session (but I encourage you to stay awake if possible!).
Treatments follow a thorough routine, that takes roughly an hour to complete, but I tailor each treatment to your needs and desires, which we’ll work out in your initial consultation. My treatment room is designed to be tranquil and relaxing, with essential oils to enable a deeply therapeutic environment for mind body and soul. Stress is one of the biggest causes of illness.
Reflexology Do’s and Don’ts
Allow plenty of time
Wear comfortable clothing
Take plenty of rest
Drink plenty of water
Drink a lot of alcohol, or caffeine after your treatment
Eat very hot, spicy foods after your treatment
Get a treatment before working a night shift (you’ll most likely be sleepy)
Reflexology can help relieve symptoms of, and even improve, many conditions including those listed below, all of which I have used reflexology to treat in the past:
Back conditions/ Back pain
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Food intolerances (dairy, wheat, caffeine)
High and Low Blood Pressure
Pregnancy (after first trimester)
Sleep problems/ insomnia