Reflexology works on the principle that every organ and system of the body has a corresponding point or zone in the feet. For example, the spot in the centre of the big toe corresponds to the pituitary gland, and the pad underneath the little toe relates to the shoulders. A light pressure is used to ‘massage’ each of the points in the toes, feet and ankles to release tension and energy blockages, stimulate circulation and promote healing of both body and mind. It can be used to treat a wide range of disorders including skin and respiratory conditions, migraines, PMS and menopausal problems, chronic fatigue, stress, depression and anxiety; or it can be used to keep the body’s energy flowing and the mind in balance. I recommend Reflexology as a good ‘MOT’ for the body and a monthly session will help keep you aware of how your body’s feeling as well as being a very relaxing treatment.
How a treatment is performed:
On your first visit there is a preliminary consultation with the practitioner who will note any problems needing attention or any adverse indications. You will be asked to remove socks and shoes and sit on a reclining couch or special chair. General appearance of the foot will be noted in case of any sores or corns which must not receive pressure. The feet will be cleansed and the reflexologist begins to work on your feet, or hands if necessary. Compression massage to the soles and uppers of the feet using powder or a lotion will be applied using a light but firm touch.
During the treatment some areas of the foot may feel a little tender and these may correlate with ‘problem’ areas in the body and is an indication of congestion or imbalance. Typically this is a very pleasant, relaxing and rejuvenating therapy. Don’t worry if you have ticklish feet, the treatment is very precise and quite firm.