Reflexology is a complementary therapy that works on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, face and ears
These reflex points correspond to all of the different parts of the body, including organs and glands. By stimulating or soothing these reflexes, many health issues may benefit in a safe and natural way.
Reflexology works with the body to restore its own natural balance and is suitable for most people. However, you don’t need to be ill to benefit – you may just want the opportunity to relax, de-stress and take time for yourself. Reflexology can help with specific symptoms and regular treatments can help your body to sustain optimum health and may be ideal as a preventative measure.
What happens during a Reflexology Treatment?
Your first appointment will last around 75 minutes to allow time for a consultation. We will complete a form and discuss any health issues you have and any medication you are taking. This will allow me to check for any contra-indications and to tailor the treatment just for you.
I will then ask you to remove your shoes and socks and to make yourself comfortable on the treatment couch, with the option of a cosy blanket.
Once you are comfortable, the relaxation begins as I cleanse your feet with a hot towel. Some people like to talk during a treatment whilst others prefer to be quiet and close their eyes. I take my lead from you but I will check in with you from time to time for feedback.
The style of reflexology I use in my treatments is based around the Advanced Reflexology Techniques of Tony Porter who recommends focused and firm treatments. www.artreflex.com
During the treatment I will work the reflexes by applying pressure and by sliding over specific reflex areas. Some areas may be uncomfortable depending on the individual but this is usually only transient (and most people describe this as quite a pleasant sensation!)
Near the end of your session, I may use some more gentle techniques with the option of a foot massage using a nourishing cream. Most people have a feeling of relaxation, a release of tension and an improved sense of well-being after a treatment.
Afterwards you will be encouraged to spend a few minutes relaxing on the couch with a glass of filtered water and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions.
When it’s time to leave, my clients tend to feel much lighter and brighter.
If this sounds like something you’d like to try, please get in touch.
Reflexology treatments are £40 for a one-hour session. I also run a Loyalty Card scheme where you receive your 5th treatment for just £20.