Reflexology is a relaxing holistic treatment performed on the feet or hands, based on ancient methods. The reflexologist will apply varying degrees of pressure on the reflex points that relate to different parts of the body, with the aim to rebalance the mind, body and soul, and stimulate the body’s own natural healing ability.

Some of the benefits of Reflexology

  • Induces relaxation promoting restful sleep
  • Stress relief
  • Improves circulation & stimulates the nervous system
  • Releases tension
  • Can provide pain relief
  • Helps to cleanse the body of toxins
  • Boost the immune system
  • Helps to maintain health and improve both the physical and mental wellbeing
  • Become aware of your own health and well-being
  • Support the body’s natural ability to heal itself

Reflexology can be used for the improvement of general health and can be used to treat a wide range of disorders including:

  • skin and respiratory conditions
  • migraine
  • PMS and menopausal problems
  • chronic fatigue
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • sleep disorders
  • digestive problems {IBS}
  • arthritis
  • back and neck pain
  • infertility
  • hormonal imbalances
  • …and many more

Reflexology – 1 hour treatment

Before the first treatment you will need to complete a consultation form about your health, medical history (past and present) and lifestyle. To get the most from the treatment be sure to provide as much information as possible. This information will be kept confidential. Reflexology is a very individual treatment which is tailored to you, taking into account both physical and non-physical factors that may be affecting your wellbeing.

To begin the treatment you will need to remove your shoes and socks and relax into a comfortable position. The reflexologist will start the treatment by warming up your feet using gentle massage and will then work on the reflex points using varied pressure techniques with their fingers and thumbs. Many people experience deep relaxation and can sleep through the treatment. Some may experience sensations in their body, such as tingling, warmth or a feeling of released tension as the corresponding reflex points are worked on. It is also possible to feel some tenderness on the area of the foot itself.

After treatment most people note a sense of well-being, relaxation, revitalisation or relief such as a cleared headache and will also enjoy a good night’s sleep. A common side effect is an increased number of visits to the toilet as reflexology encourages the elimination of toxins from the body so it is advisable to drink plenty of water after a session to assist the removal of toxins. Some can experience other symptoms up to 24 hours after such as tiredness, slight head ache or cold, more emotional and these are temporary.

Contra-indications – There may occasionally┬ábe times when it is not suitable to provide a treatment for example; Temperature or fever, thrombosis, immediately after surgery, infectious illness. Please ask the reflexologist if you have any concerns before treatment.

Note: Reflexology sessions are not intended to give medical diagnosis or treatment or to serve as a substitute for current or recommended medical care. Reflexologists donotclaim to prescribe, diagnose or cure.