What is it?
The roots of this popular complementary therapy can be found in ancient Egypt and China as far back as 4000BC. Reflexology is based on the theory that points on the feet and hands directly correspond with specific parts of the body. These links are activated by soothing and therapeutic touch, providing relief for a range of health issues around the whole body. This whole body picture, represented across both feet, allows your practitioner to treat not only the symptoms of pain or discomfort, but also the causes of these symptoms. Reflexologists work holistically with their clients and aim to work alongside traditional healthcare to promote better health and well-being.
How is it delivered?
Your first treatment will begin with your practitioner asking you some questions about your current health, medical history and what you hope to achieve through your sessions together. During your reflexology session you will remain fully clothed and in a comfortable, reclined seated position. You will be given a warm blanket to ensure you remain comfortable throughout your appointment. You will be asked to removed your shoes and socks for the treatment. Your practitioner will use their hands to massage and manipulate areas around both of your feet. The session will last for around 45 minutes and leave you feeling warm and relaxed.
Who could benefit from this treatment?
Reflexology can be used to help those who suffer from a wide range of issues including; headaches, migraines, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, insomnia, digestive issues and pain in the back and neck. Of course, you may wish to try reflexology purely as a treat for your feet and to experience this deeply relaxing form of massage.
Reflexology is based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexologists work holistically with their clients and aim to work alongside traditional healthcare to promote better health for the clients.
You can always just pop in for a wonderfully soothing foot massage to ease tired and ‘needy’ feet.