What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a complementary therapy that treats the whole of the body through the stimulation of reflex points located on the feet. Reflexologists use a light pressure to massage each of the points in the toes, feet and ankles to release tension, remove energy blockages, disperse accumulations of calcium and uric acid, stimulate blood circulation and promote healing of both body and mind.

Reflexology stimulates the body’s own healing process in order to keep it balanced. It works by encouraging the body to correct any imbalances that can occur through illness, accident, disease or even lifestyle, and can help to overcome years of neglect and abuse.

Reflexology helps maintain and restore health and is a safe, natural and gentle therapy that is suitable for most people.


What are the benefits of Reflexology?

  • Reflexology relieves stress and tension and has a deeply relaxing effect:
    75% of disease is estimated to be stress related.
  • In order to function, the body needs energy in the form of oxygen and nutrients which are circulated in the blood. As Reflexology improves blood circulation, it thus increases the efficiency of all the organs and cells.
  • It helps release trapped nervous energy and improves neural efficiency; approximately 7,000 nerves are stimulated by reflexology massage.
  • It improves waste removal and elimination.
  • It activates the body to heal itself.

Reflexology can be used for the improvement of general health and there is anecdotal evidence to suggest it can help with a wide range of disorders including:
skin and respiratory conditions, migraine, PMS and menopausal problems, chronic fatigue, stress, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, digestive problems {IBS}, constipation, high blood pressure, sinus problems, arthritis, allergies, back and neck pain, sports injuries, infertility, hormonal imbalances and many more.


Are there any side effects from Reflexology?

As Reflexology is not intrusive, there are very few side effects to treatment. Most people feel very relaxed or sleepy and enjoy a good night’s sleep, though some are highly alert and refreshed and full of energy. A common side effect is an increased number of visits to the toilet as Reflexology encourages the elimination of toxins from the body.


A brief history of Reflexology

The art of reflexology dates back to ancient Egypt, China and Africa and was introduced to the United States in 1913 by William Fitzgerald an ear, nose and throat specialist. He claimed that applying pressure had an aesthetic effect on other areas of the body.

Reflexology was further developed by Eunice Ingham, a nurse and physiotherapist in the 1930’s and 1940’s. She discovered that pressure on various points on the feet helped relieve pain and that all the nerves end in the feet.

Today Reflexology is one of the foremost complementary health treatments and more people and organizations including the NHS, are making ever greater use of Reflexologists and their skills.

Reflexology session – £30.00
Reflexology Plus session – £45.00

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