Reflexology is a holistic therapy that promotes well-being and relaxation through gentle pressure on the feet. It helps to re-balance ‘energy’ in the body and stimulate natural healing processes. All parts of the body are said to be ‘reflected’ in the feet and stimulating these relevant areas is thought to influence their corresponding organs and systems. For example, the big toe ‘represents’ the head and neck and working in this area can help to relieve corresponding aches.
Crystalline deposits of waste products such as calcium and uric acid accumulate around nerve endings on the foot and feel ‘crunchy’. A swelling or just a strange sensation could indicate a possible problem in the related zone. Working on a point helps crush the crystals and stimulate circulation so that the lymph system can more easily eliminate them.
Practitioners begin by examining the general appearance of your feet, noting their shape and condition. A dusting of talcum powder helps them use their thumbs and knuckles on the reflex points in a combination of massage, and pressing on pressure points, noting areas of pain or tenderness that call for extra attention. By stimulating these points the 7000 nerves and the 26 bones in the feet help release blockages and re-balance the energy flow in the body.
Weekly treatments for several weeks may be required. Most people find reflexology relaxing, but occasionally symptoms may worsen before improving, which is said to be a sign that the body’s natural healing processes are removing ‘toxins’. We also from time to time require a look at the different effects of stress, anxiety and depression and what science is telling us about the benefits of touch.
Our reflexologists have treated people with many health problems, including back pain, migraine, arthritis, womens’ reproductive health problems, digestive disorders, sport injuries, sleep disorders, and hormonal imbalances and stress-related conditions.
1 hour treatment £50. 1 and a half hours foot and face £75