What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a non-invasive complementary health therapy that can be effective in promoting deep relaxation and wellbeing. Reflexology can reduce stress in people’s lives and be key to optimising their good health and therefore building resilience. It is a touch therapy based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body. As reflexologists we work these points and areas to deliver well-being and bring about deep relaxation for our clients.
However reflexology is viewed, there can be no doubt that what it does provide is a period of time for relaxation where you, the client, has one to one attention and a supportive touch in an empathetic listening environment. Our reflexology techniques can be used safely alongside standard healthcare to promote better health for our clients.
What’s the main theory behind reflexology?
The theory of reflexology is that all the systems and organs of the whole human body are mirrored or reflected in smaller peripheral areas, such as the feet, hands, ears and face. Reflexology very much works on an individual basis, with the reflexologist providing professional facilitation maximising your body’s own potential for enhanced well-being.
Is reflexology suitable for me?
Reflexology is a therapy which can be received by anyone at any age, from new-born babies to those receiving end of life care, and everyone in between.
However, there may occasionally be times when it is not suitable to provide a treatment. The best advice we can give you is to please call us; we’ll be only too happy to discuss your situation.
Please note: reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking professional medical advice.
Reflexology is a very easy therapy to receive; the most clothing that will ask you to remove for a treatment to take place, will be your shoes and socks.
The therapist will then use their hands to apply pressure to the feet, lower leg, or hands. You may feel areas of transient discomfort during the treatment, but generally the experience is very relaxing.
A full medical history form must be completed before your first treatment, and you will be asked to sign a consent form. This information will be kept strictly confidential and in full accordance with our data protection policy.