What is Reflexology

This page provides background information about Reflexology. You can find out more about what happens on your first and subsequent appointments here.

Reflexology is a technique where stimulation of specific points on the feet and hands provides deep relaxation and stimulates the body’s own healing mechanism to return it to a state of well being.

Your reflexologist will apply pressure to specific points, manipulate and massage your feet to unblock your energy pathways and leave you feeling relaxed and with an improved sense of well-being.

Reflexology is a complimentary therapy that has its roots in the ancient civilizations: Egypt, China, Africa and the native Indian tribes of America.  It is based on the principle that the anatomy of the body is reflected in miniature on reflex zones on the feet.

Following illness, stress, injury or disease, or simply due to the pressures of everyday life, the body is in a state of ‘imbalance’, and vital energy pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively.  These blockages are usually indicated on the feet as little nodules or grainy deposits felt just underneath the skin. The deposits are made up of uric acid and excess calcium, which build up in the body when the metabolism is not working as effectively as it could be.

The deposits can be broken down by the Reflexology which is not a massage but more of a pressure point technique. The broken down deposits are then carried by the blood and lymph to be eliminated from the body.

One-off reflexology treatments are beneficial.  But for best results a course of 4-6 treatments is recommended if you have not had Reflexology before (see our Packages).  It is best if these are taken one a week.  The reason for this is that the body needs time to respond to the treatment and to return to a balanced state.  Once a course of treatments is completed further treatments can be taken as and when needed.

After reflexology people generally find they feel more relaxed and often say they feel an improved sense of well-being.

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