Foot reflexology

Foot reflexology involves applying pressure to specific reflex points on the foot. These points correspond to organs and areas of the body. Pressure is applied to these reflex areas using gentle thumb/finger movements. The treatment is said to induce a healing response and help release the body’s natural energy flow. It encourages overall full body wellness by sending a calming message to the central nervous system which helps your body adjust its tension levels and increase blood supply to help restore the equilibrium within.

Who can receive Reflexology?

It is normally totally safe for most people, including those with certain health conditions as pressure and duration is tailored to meet the individual needs.

What happens during the treatment?

After footwear is removed you will be made comfortable in a reclining position. The therapist will begin massaging your feet and applying pressure to target areas. The reflexologist might use lotion or cream to help achieve better results.

What might you experience during/after the treatment?

You may experience:

  • A feeling of deep relaxation and the desire to sleep.
  • Warmth in the area of the body being worked on
  • Less stressed
  • More energised

Reflexology has been found to be effective in:

  • Relieving pain
  • Reducing stress and tension
  • Generally restoring the body to a better state of harmony, health and homeostasis

How does reflexology work?

A reflexology therapy session uses different techniques to work points associated with internal organs and glands as well as muscle groups, bones and nerves during a session.

If you have a specific condition, such as migraines, the reflexologist will carefully feel and work the area corresponding to the presenting issue. However, they will also work all areas of the foot with gentle pressure, because, according to reflexology theories, this allows the nerve pathways and congestion to release and promotes the relaxation response for the entire body.

There is a lot of research supporting this type of treatment.