WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?

WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?

Based on the theory that feet are the window to the body, foot reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary therapy acting as a “reboot” for the body. Reflexologists do not claim to cure but rather they will simply assist. Reflexology is an ancient healing practice based on the principle that there are reflex points on the feet that correspond to the body’s different organs and glands. Remember that human foot is an evolutionary marvel, capable of handling hundreds of tons of force and your weight in motion. It has 42 muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, 250,000 sweat glands and at least 50 ligaments and tendons—plus almost 15,000 nerve endings!

Reflexology is a treatment that restores the body’s natural balance, and you will feel quite relaxed after a full treatment. Keep in mind that a reflexologist will not heal you, but will help your body repair itself for your whole wellbeing including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. There are a range of stresses in everyday life today, so taking time to calm your body and mind is a must. The relief of stress and anxiety associated to stress is just one of the advantages of receiving reflexology treatment.

What can you expect at a reflexology treatment?

You will be asked to complete a form on your first appointment.
You will then be asked to lie down comfortably on a therapy bed. Please note you will not remove any clothing, but you would need to remove shoes and socks!
Your therapist will apply pressure to specific points on your feet that relate to where you may be suffering issues, but will work all routine points which would leave you feeling like you had a full body massage! When this pressure is applied, a message is sent to your central nervous system and an overall relaxation sensation happens which helps organs function at their best.
It is generally recommended that you should receive treatment once a week for 5 weeks at any one time. Make sure to drink plenty of water after each session!