A modern therapeutic treatment, Reflexology is based on ancient eastern principles that specific pressure points and zones on the feet correspond with different parts of the body through meridian line theory.
With our treatment you can reduce the effects of stress, ease muscle tension and achieve a better state of well-being.
Your Reflexology treatment will begin with a thorough consultation detailing your medical history, general health, diet and lifestyle. You will remain fully clothed during the treatment, removing only your shoes and socks.
As you can see above, the top of the big toes represent the brain working down through all the body to the heel of the foot which represents the pelvis. Through the application of pressure on particular areas of the hands or feet, reflexology is said to promote benefits such as the relaxation of tension, improvement of circulation, and support of normalised function in the related area in the body.
Throughout history, reflexology has been a health practice in many different cultures around the world. Archeological evidence indicates ancient reflexology systems in China, Egypt, and Japan. There are several theories as to why reflexology works, but the most common sense approach is that reflexology is an amazing way to relieve stress and calm aching feet while maximising overall health!
In the 1930s and 1940s, reflexology was changed and updated by Eunice D. Ingham. Ingham was a nurse and physiotherapist. Ingham claimed that the feet and hands were especially sensitive, and mapped the entire body into “reflexes” on the feet. Many of today’s reflexologists use Ingham’s methods.
A Reflexology session will last around 60 minutes. During your treatment you will be asked a number of questions to determine your present condition. The client sits in a reclining chair or massage table positioning their feet for the reflexologist to work. Finger and thumb pressure, as well as stretch and movement techniques are applied to the entire foot and up to the knee. The application of pressure will be firm in some areas but will remain well within your comfort level.
Each individual has a unique response to a reflexology session- some may feel tired or relaxed while others may experience a boost in energy. It is not uncommon to go through several stages of emotions and body sensations during a session and over the next few days.