Reflexology is the application of light pressure to different areas on the feet that relate to systems within the body. By massaging these areas using altering techniques, energy pathways are opened up allowing the body to return to its natural rhythms and correct imbalance.
The beauty of a reflexology treatment is that it is gentle and relaxing and enjoyed for its ease of application, as it only requires reclining back into a massage chair and removing ones shoes and socks in preparation.
A first treatment will involve discussing a brief medical history and current requirements for treatment, once that has been completed a natural organic wax will be applied to the feet by the therapist to relax the feet and enable easy application techniques and manipulation.
Treatment will last for approximately 50 minutes and you can be silent or talk or fall asleep - it is about what you feel comfortable with.
Once the treatment is complete you have five minutes to yourself in the treatment room with some gentle music in the background, before sitting up and preparing to leave.
Reflexology works best when it is a regular treatment - once a month for general maintenance - once a week or more if there is a specific reason for treatment, especially with things like sciatica or whiplash. Each case is different and frequency would be something discussed at the time of treatment or when making an initial enquiry.
Whatever your reason for considering reflexology, one thing is certain, in addition to all the other benefits, it is a guaranteed method of relaxation, so you will always leave feeling better than when you arrived.
Reflexology for Children
Generally young children take very easily to reflexology. Depending on the age of the child sessions can vary between ten to thirty minutes. Techniques are used where the treatment can be seen as a game so the child can fidget and move around freely or work with the child to engage on a lighter, more fun level. Each case is different but it has been proven to be highly beneficial, especially for children with hyperactivity or low levels of energy.
Likewise treatment can be adapted for any kind of physical restriction. It may be immobility due to whiplash, arthritis or a spinal injury. Reflexology can be done from a wheelchair, or seated on a sofa - a best position can always be found if access to the therapy chair is difficult.
Have a special occasion ? A group of you getting together? A corporate event?
Reflexology is a great treatment for groups as all you need to do is take off your shoes and socks and sit back in the reclining treatment chair.
It can be done in the same room as your friends or colleagues if you are after a more social set up or it can be done in a quiet area for relaxation and solace.
Group bookings can be made for up to 5 people. Session times will vary depending on the group size.
Receive 10% discount on the overall booking cost.
Corporate and Lunchtime Sessions
Visits can be made to a workplace for lunchtime reflexology or a shorter session can be arranged in the therapy room should time be limited.
Reflexology can be the first step towards living a healthier, happier life.
Used as a one off, it can act as a preventative healthcare treatment. Helping to deal with our environment - stress, fatigue, strain on our immune system and sleep disruption to name just a few.
As a regular treatment it can also help with more specific ailments such as chronic pain, sciatica, whiplash, insomnia and anxiety. It is often used for support in fertility issues, menstrual cramps, muscle and joint pain and during pregnancy.
Overall reflexology works with the body and because of this it is something that is beneficial to us all.