What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a safe and natural holistic therapy. It will deeply calm and balance your mind, body and
spirit allowing your body to naturally balance itself, leaving you with a sense of well-being on all levels.
How does Reflexology work?
The feet, when put together, reflect a mirror image of the body’s anatomy and physiology. A Reflexologist is able to apply pressure techniques to specific nerve endings, or reflexes, on the feet (or hands) which correspond to certain organs, systems and glands in the body. Toxins can build up in your body during times of stress or illness and by stimulating the corresponding nerve endings in the feet the body can be restored to a natural state of balance and good health. Watch the following Association of Reflexologist video to see why other clients have chosen reflexology or click on the circles below to explore the AoR foot and hand maps of the body:
What is a treatment like?
At the initial treatment we will complete a consultation form to build up a picture of your health and lifestyle and ensure that the reflexology will not interfere with any other treatments or conditions you may have. You will also be given an opportunity to ask questions.
Treatments take place on a reclining chair and you will remain fully clothed except for your shoes and socks.
You will be wrapped in warm blankets and soft towels. I will then treat your feet while you listen to soothing music, most people tend to drift off!
All treatments are tailored to your individual needs and last for 1 hour (1hr 15mins for initial treatment).
What is a Distant Reflexology treatment like?
A distant Reflexology treatment is exactly the same as receiving reflexology in the treatment room except that you get to snuggle up under your favourite blanket and listen to your choice of soft music in the comfort of your own home. I will send you information on how to prepare for your treatment beforehand, call you for a consultation 10 minutes before the treatment starts and will contact you afterwards to check how you are.
Can Reflexology help me?
Reflexology treats you holistically as a person to increase your overall well-being. Most people find they gain a deep sense of relaxation during the treatment and often find the treatments bring about a release of tension, improved sleep, improved mood and an increased sense of well-being.
Make a Booking
Treatments last for 1 hour and cost £40. Initial treatments will require a full consultation form to be completed to ensure that the reflexology will not interfere with any other treatments or conditions you may have.(This usually takes around 15 minutes)
To make a booking or for further details please contact us.
History of Reflexology
The healing art of Reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China where the hands and feet were worked to promote spiritual and emotional wellbeing as well as physical health.
Many of these early techniques and principles have been built upon through the 20th Century into what we now know as Reflexology.
In 1913 Dr W Fitzgerald, discovered that applying deep pressure to specific points on the hands and feet had an anaesthetising effect on corresponding parts of the body. He also discovered that the body could be divided into ten longitudinal zones.
Dr J Riley and his wife continued Fitzgerald’s work, and in the 1930’s, Eunice Ingham, an American physiotherapist produced more precise ‘footmaps’ of the body, locating reflexes in the feet relating to every part of the body. She believed that the feet mirrored the body. She also discovered the theory of crystal deposits and the effects of alternating pressure techniques to gain a stimulating or relaxing effect.
Doreen Bailey trained with Eunice Ingham and in 1966 brought reflexology to the UK.