Reflexology is based on the principal in Chinese medicine that we all have energy channels which run vertically through the body. The energy in these channels is believed to be a vital life force or Chi as it is known in Chinese medicine.
Reflexologists have mapped the structures and organs of the body to specific points on the feet. The energy channels can be reached through the feet as they are near to the surface of the skin.
In reflexology the therapist will apply pressure to specific points on your feet to stimulate the energy in certain areas of your body. Stress, illness or physical trauma can negatively impact the flow of Chi and the aim of reflexology is to release stagnant energy and make the energy flow freely.
When you come along for your first session the therapist will ask you some questions about your health. After this consultation you will remove your shoes and lie down on a couch or sit if you prefer. It’s best to wear lose fitting clothing for this treatment so that you are comfortable throughout.
Benefits of reflexology
- Reflexology can help with the management of chronic pain and since 2003 NICE have approved the use of reflexology as a pain relieving treatment for people with MS
- Reflexology can be very relaxing and restorative and can help to promote a better quality of sleep
- Clients with conditions such as depression, anxiety, IBS and migraine amongst others have found reflexology to be beneficial.
- Reflexology can have a general benefit of boosting wellbeing and restoring vigour. Clients often leave a treatment and say that they feel as though they are floating.
Duration: 50 minutes
Purchase Gift Voucher for Reflexology
The person you buy a Reflexology Gift Voucher for will get a lovely Gift Card (or we can send this to you for you to hand over yourself).