WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?
Reflexology is a blissful, balancing and deeply relaxing treatment performed on the feet which can help improve blood circulation, encourage energy flow and open neural pathways. In foot reflexology, over 7000 nerve endings are stimulated during a treatment.
An ancient healing therapy, reflexology has evolved into a holistic complementary therapy and involves applying light pressure to reflex areas on the feet to induce relaxation and stimulate the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
The theory behind reflexology is that the body's extremities (feet, hands, face and ears) have reflex points that relate to different parts of the body and in these areas, due to illness, stress or toxicity, they accumulate a build-up of toxins and the energy pathways become blocked.
The belief is that if your qi becomes blocked, the body falls out of balance and is unable to heal itself. Reflexologists work to release this build-up by stimulating reflex points shown on a reflexology foot chart and clear the blocked pathways, bringing the body back into balance.
Reflexology is a touch therapy and the power of this cannot be underestimated. The human body via the central nervous system detects different types of touch through the tactile receptors in the skin and responds accordingly. During a reflexology session I will activate the mechanoreceptors in the feet through various types of touch resulting in enhanced body awareness, pain relief, hedonic pleasure and homeostasis.
Reflexology is intended to treat the person as a whole, not conditions and is proven to be beneficial for relaxation, releasing stress and tension, improving sleep and mood and enhancing wellbeing.
During a session you will have a safe and confidential space to discuss any problems. Each treatment is personalised to you depending on medical history and your needs and goals.
Reflexology is not a tool for diagnosis of conditions or illnesses and should never replace medical advice.