What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a non-invasive light touch therapy related to the Chinese practice of acupressure. It uses focused pressure and manipulation to points and areas located on all parts of the feet called reflexes. Reflexologists relate these reflexes to the structures, internal organs and tissues of the body in such a way that the body can be mapped directly onto the feet. Similar principles apply to the hands, face & ears.
Reflexology stimulates and balances the body. By using alternating pressure over a reflex area a message is sent to the brain through the Central Nervous System. Once the brain receives this message it sends signals to that corresponding area of the body, which in turn enhances blood flow to that part, gland or organ.
It is an ancient therapy with roots in Chinese and Egyptian cultures, revived and developed in the West in the late 19th century. Since then, those leading the way have identified more detailed reflexes and developed enhanced techniques. The intention of treatment is to remove energy blockages in the body, stimulating the body's own healing processes, while inducing a state of deep relaxation.
Reflexology & Essential Oils
The body is made up of intricate, interlinked body systems and through the ancient art of Reflexology we can connect with them and nurture our whole body. Introducing essential oils to this combination creates a powerful treatment possibility to bring balance to your mind, body and spirit.
Acupressure guided by the principles of Chinese medicine, use acupoints to effect change in meridians, and employ a holistic approach to healing that includes mind, body, emotions and spirit.
Precision Reflexology a linking technique which involves holding two (sometimes three) identified reflex points at the same time to add power and definition to the treatment.
Ayurvedic Reflexology also known as Kansa Vatki Foot Massage, a very dynamic form of Reflexology using warm oil, for an invigorating alternative to conventional treatment.
Ayurvedic Foot Massage
Frequently Asked Questions
What health conditions can Reflexology help with?
Will you need to change your lifestyle?
Reflexology for Fertility Challenges
Reflexology for fertility issues is beneficial to both men and woman. Reflexology and a healthy lifestyle, including nutrition and exercise, encourages optimum health, creating the ideal environment for conception and early foetal development. Many clients feel that Reflexology has helped them to feel more relaxed and positive about their quest to become parents.
Reflexology for Pregnancy
Reflexology helps to support women through pre-conception, pregnancy and post-natal recovery. New mothers
increasingly report they believe regular visits to a Maternity Reflexologist, as well as a healthy lifestyle throughout pregnancy, helped them to have, not only a good labour and birthing, but a speedy recovery.
Reflexology is a natural holistic complementary therapy that can be used alongside conventional medicine.
It does not claim to diagnose, treat or prescribe.
If you have any medical concerns, please contact your GP.