Reflexology

What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a popular complementary therapy which is known for being relaxing. It began in New York in the 1930’s. 
 

How does it work?
Reflexology works by applying pressure (massaging or pushing), using special finger and thumb techniques, to specific areas on the feet that relate to the body’s organs, glands, muscles and bones. The areas on the foot are thought to correspond to the map of the body, and by working on the feet, the related area within the body is healed. The right foot corresponds to the right side of the body, and the left foot corresponds to the left side. By working on the feet in this way, the whole body can be treated.

Sessions usually last an hour, although the first session may be an hour and a half so that the therapist can take your medical history and your symptoms. You will be asked to lie down for the session. After the session, it is a good idea to rest and drink plenty of water. The amount of treatments that you will need depends entirely on your condition. The more severe your symptoms, the more regularly you will be required to attend.


What ailments can it help?
Reflexology can help many different conditions including:

  • Aches & pains
  • Mild anxiety
  • Back pain
  • Digestive troubles
  • Everyday stresses
  • Headaches
  • Pre-menstrual tension (PMT)
  • Sinusitis