What is reflexology?
It feels like a massage of the feet and lower legs but reflexology is a way to bring balance and health to the whole body via the feet.
The principle of reflexology is that every part of the body, including specific glands, organs and body systems are reflected in the feet, hands, ears and face.
When these reflexes are massaged and manipulated the body’s spontaneous healing process is triggered. Reflexology works with the energy flow in the body, promoting well-being, increased energy levels and better circulation.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy that is relaxing and non-invasive.
Could reflexology help me?
Reflexology works to optimise the mechanisms in our body and regular reflexology helps lift our overall level of health and well-being.
Reflexology is offered to people with the following conditions:
Please be aware that reflexology is not recommended if you have a history of miscarriage or are in the first trimester of your first pregnancy.
Reflexology is not a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis or treatment.
Discounted rates are available for CSC, students and Gold Card holders.
What can I expect from a reflexology session?
Your reflexology session will be slightly longer (90minutes) so that we can discuss the health and wellbeing concerns that you would like to address.
All sessions begin with a foot bath and goal setting for the session. I will then devise the best individualised session for you. I can also answer any questions you have about the treatment or reflexology in general.
During your reflexology session you will lie fully clothed on a massage table with only your shoes and socks off and a blanket will be placed over you.
Children can also receive reflexology in this way. When treating babies, the caregiver is asked to hold the baby. Women in their latter stages of pregnancy may require extra pillows and can elect to use a chair if lying flat becomes uncomfortable.
Most people find reflexology extremely relaxing. Some people even fall asleep. You may feel different sensations in your feet, or find some areas slightly sensitive. You will generally feel a sense of calm and quiet.
Reflexology is not ticklish or painful.
What can I expect after a reflexology session?
Reactions to reflexology vary from person to person and treatment to treatment. Usually after a treatment you will experience a sense of calm followed by increased energy and a feeling of rejuvenation.
You may feel thirsty or need to visit the toilet more than usual.
To help your body gain the most from reflexology, it is advised to take time to relax after the treatment, try to avoid alcohol, reduce your caffeine intake and eat light meals.