What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a form of natural, holistic therapy based on the discovery that there are points on the feet, face and hands which correspond to organs, systems and structures within the entire body. This corresponding relationship is called a “reflex”. A reflex is when a stimulation at one point brings about a response in another point or area. In Reflexology, by using special pressure techniques to stimulate the points on the feet, face and hands, imbalances in the tissues, organs and systems of the body can be both detected and effectively treated to restore balance and well-being.

There are many benefits of receiving a Reflexology treatment including the following: -

  • helps you to relax
  • cleanses and detoxifies the body as toxins are broken down and released into the system
  • helps promote energy flow in the body
  • helps release endorphins which are the body’s mood-lifting and pain-killing hormones that are released from the pituitary gland
  • helps the release of serotonin from the brain, which is a substance that helps to lift the mood and is found in anti-depressant drugs
  • muscle tone is improved
  • the body is encouraged to heal
  • gives the feeling of well-being
  • mental stress is reduced
  • blood and lymphatic circulations are improved
  • rebalances the entire system therefore restoring homeostasis
  • energy levels may be increased
  • helps to treat many ailments to restore health
  • is preventative healthcare to help protect the body from future illness and
  • helps you to cope with your illness

Reflexology has been shown to be effective for pain (e.g. back pain), headaches/migraines, infertility (see Reflexology for Conception page), arthritis, sleep disorders, injuries, digestive problems (e.g. irritable bowel syndrome) and stress-related conditions.

What to expect

You will be reclining on a comfortable therapy couch fully supported with pillows and covered with a comforting blanket. Only your feet and lower legs need to be exposed. Your feet are cleansed prior to the treatment commencing.

A Reflexology treatment lasts for approximately 45 to 60 minutes and costs £40. I offer a six week package for the price of £200 (so in effect you are only paying for five treatments).

For that added touch of tranquility, and to enhance the relaxing and stress relieving benefits of your treatment, why not add a 15 minute head Reiki treatment for an extra £10?