A gentle yet powerful treatment that focuses on many specific areas of the feet. Based on the principle that the entire body is mirrored on the soles of the feet, sensitive application to a range of pressure points can restore balance, prevent ill-health and induce deep relaxation.
Health benefits of reflexology
Foot Massage reflexology stimulates the body into healing itself by improving circulation, reducing stress, pain and restoring natural balance. If you have been injured or are lacking energy, reflexology can help to restore balance and coax your body into healing itself. It can boost a sluggish circulation and is useful for treating stress, anxiety, back pain, migraine, poor digestion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), respiratory problems, asthma, headache, bladder problems, menopausal symptoms and period pain. It can relieve the pain of multiple sclerosis and cancer treatments, but it should not replace conventional drugs like chemotherapy. A relaxing massage has a positive psychological impact on their wellbeing, while pregnant women find that reflexology relieves the pressure on their legs and feet.
What can it help with?
Reflexologists believe that different areas on your feet and hands correspond to other parts of your body, and massaging them stimulates your parasympathetic nervous system to heal itself. For 3,000 years Chinese practitioners have used reflexology to re-balance Qi (the life force flowing through energy channels) to treat a number of conditions. Healing and improve wellbeing and vitality. Certain areas on the soles of your feet or hands – known as reflex zones – containing millions of nerve endings, correspond to other parts of the body. ‘A therapist may massage your big toe and ankle to calm your endocrine and reproductive system, helping relieve PMS or menopausal symptoms.
However, the therapy is not suitable for everyone
Please Note : I won’t be able to provide this treatment for people who suffer from verrucas or athlete’s foot, osteoporosis, a recently broken or fractured bone in your ankle or foot, or broken skin.
Be careful who you go to as anyone theoretically can call themselves a reflexologist, so make sure you ask where your therapist has trained