According to practitioners, the feet are a mirror of the body and pressure placed on specific reflex points can be used to treat the corresponding areas of the body, in order to stimulate natural healing powers and promote well-being. All parts of the foot are massaged, so that the body as a whole is treated.
According to Reflexology practitioners, when there is ‘imbalance’ in the body, granular or crystalline deposits will accumulate on the relevant reflexology point, making it feel tender to the touch. Hard skin, corns, bunions and infections can all be interpreted by the practitioner as manifestations of problems elsewhere in the body.
As well as being an intensely relaxing therapy, Reflexology may be useful for treating specific conditions, including high blood pressure, stress, anxiety, insomnia, migraines, asthma and sinusitis, eczema, psoriasis, back pain, PMT and constipation. It is suitable for all ages.
During the treatment, your reflexologist will work on the feet while you are reclined on the couch with your footwear removed. During the massage, acupressure and longer, smoother strokes are used to stimulate healing in the associated organs, glands and body structures.