What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a non-invasive, complementary therapy that works alongside conventional medical care, it helps to create homeostasis within the body, induce relaxation and promote circulation, based on the theory that different points on the feet correspond with different areas of the body. These three outcomes can activate the body’s own healing system to heal and prevent ill health, restoring energy levels, and improving sleep, helping you to feel emotionally and physically stronger.

What conditions does Reflexology treat?

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Chronic illnesses - diabetes, MS
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fertility
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Headaches / migraines
  • Pregnancy related conditions
  • Preparation for and priming of labour
  • Relaxation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stress and stress related conditions


What are the benefits of Reflexology?

  • Stress relief and restoring energy levels - reflexology has been known to open neural pathways, and this sort of free-flowing neural activity results in a more relaxed state in the body, one of reduced stress. For this reason, reflexology can help to flood your system with relaxation, inducing a state of calm throughout your body and mind.
  • Stimulate nerve function - as we get older our nerve endings become less sensitive in parts of our body. A reflexology treatment can help to stimulate more than 7,000 different nervous endings, increasing their function and reactivity.
  • Speeds up recovery after injury - with the combination of increased nerve activity and circulation, as well as the more balanced functioning of the metabolism, this can help cells re-grow faster and wounds are able to heal faster.
  • Eliminates toxins and activates the body's healing system - which can help to improve bladder function and to reduce urinary tract issues. Helps to create a more efficient system of eliminating toxins and other foreign substances, helping to protect your body from various diseases and health conditions that can often arise from a compromised urinary system.
  • Boosts circulation -  blood and oxygen are being cycled through the body more effectively. This means more oxygen reaches vital organs, optimising their functioning and increasing the metabolism. 
  • Induces a state of deep relaxation and improves sleep
All the systems of the body are worked on the feet, Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, Endocrine, Nervous, Cardiovascular, Integumentary, Reproductive and Lymphatic helping to re-balance your body to achieve healing and well-being in a relaxing way.
Who can benefit from Reflexology?
Everyone! Reflexology is a relaxing, therapeutic treatment suitable for all ages. Whether you just need to take some time out from a busy lifestyle, suffering from stress brought on by work or home life, bereavement, or need help with recovery and rehabilitation from an injury, treatment or surgery.
What can I expect from my first Reflexology treatment?
The total treatment time is 60 minutes, which includes time for the consultation and getting ready and re-dressed at the end of the treatment.  You will be asked to complete a consultation form to establish your general health, medical history, lifestyle and find out the reasons you may be coming for a reflexology treatment. You will lie on the couch fully clothed, except for your footwear.  Your feet will be assessed for any open wounds, sores, plantar warts or bunions and any foot/leg pain that may need to be taken into account during the treatment.  You can rest or talk during the treatment at your discretion.  Falling asleep during the treatment is perfectly acceptable, and quite common, as well.  
How many Reflexology treatments will I need?

Everyone is different and our bodies may respond quicker to treatments than others.  You may feel an improvement after one treatment, however it may be advisable that a course of 3 or 4 treatments would be more beneficial and provide greater results, followed up with monthly or quarterly maintenance treatments, dependant on individual health.  

To book an appointment please email or ring 01928 898 446