Reflexology is a holistic therapy (holistic refers to the whole body, mind and soul) and aims to help restore health and balance to the whole person on all levels.
what is reflexology?
It is based on the principle that the body’s organs, glands and systems are mirrored on the hands and feet; they are referred to as reflexes. By applying specific finger and thumb pressure to these reflexes, imbalances can be detected by the practitioner and they are able to treat the areas in need of attention. If you're curious to see a reflexology foot map click here.
can reflexology help you?
Reflexology is thought to help with tension release, better sleep, stress, anxiety and depression. Some of my clients have experienced improvements with digestive conditions, migraines, and reduction in aches and pain related to chronic illness.
It is important to note that Reflexology should not be considered as an alternative to conventional medicine, but as a support to any medical treatment being received. A Reflexologist should not claim to diagnose, cure or prescribe.
how many treatments should I have?
This will depend on what you would like reflexology to do for you. if you are healthy and simply want relaxation a one off session is lovely to enjoy; to maintain a healthy balance some people like to have a treatment weekly or monthly. If you are suffering from a particular condition the quantity and frequency recommended will vary depending on your individual needs, 4-6 sessions given weekly should give you an indication if it is helping you.
only organic, natural and ethical
I use a range organic and natural balms, creams and oils in my treatments; all products are sourced within the UK from ethical providers. Organic essential oils are used to cleanse feet before a treatment. Vegan balms available.
- hot stone reflexology
- top & toe (reflexology + indian head massage)
hot stone reflexology
With all the benefits of Reflexology, smooth, river worn Basalt Stones are used to replace finger and thumb pressure on reflex points. The heat helps to relax the muscles in the feet allowing the therapist to work deeper into the reflex areas.
Hot stones are used all round the world as a therapeutic tool to treat imbalances. The Chinese used heated stones over 2000 years ago as a means of improving organ function. There is also historical evidence from ancient Egyptian, native American, Hawaiian and European cultures.
The stones are first used to massage the lower legs relieving any tension in the calf muscles and helping to enhance energy flow. This is then followed by using various sized stones to work the reflex areas and points on the feet. The heat from the stones quickly opens up the reflex pathways bringing about a deeper level of relaxation.