Reflexology is a natural holistic therapy which has been practiced in various cultures for over 5000 years; particularly in Egypt, China and India.
It is based on the idea that the feet and hands are like a microcosm of the whole body where specific areas in the foot/hand relate to every organ, gland or body part. Working these areas, the reflexologist aims to stimulate the body to restore its natural balance.
As yet, Reflexology cannot be explained in scientific terms however clients report that they feel better, more relaxed, more alert, more optimistic and have more energy.
Is Reflexology suitable for me?
Reflexology is a therapy which can be received by anyone at any age. However, there may occasionally be times when it is not suitable to provide a treatment.
A full medical history will be requested. Reflexology is a very easy therapy to receive; depending on the type of reflexology, the most clothing that will have to be removed for a treatment to take place will be your socks and shoes.
The therapist will then use their hands to apply pressure to the feet, lower leg, hands, ears or face, depending on the type of reflexology chosen. You may feel areas of transient discomfort during the treatment, but generally the experience should be relaxing.
The therapist may recommend a course of treatments.