Reflexology is a non-invasive therapy that can be effective in promoting deep relaxation and wellbeing; by reducing stress it can be key in optimising good health and building resilience. It is a touch therapy that is based on the theory that different points on the feet correspond with different areas of the body and reflexologists work these points and areas.
The theory of reflexology is that all the systems and organs of the whole body are mirrored or reflected in smaller peripheral areas, for example the feet, hands, ears and face. The reflexologist simply works those reflected areas with their sensitive fingers, aiming to bring those areas back to balance and therefore aiding the body to work as well as it can. Reflexology very much works on an individual basis, the reflexologist provides professional facilitation of your body’s own potential for well-being.
Reflexology is a very easy therapy to receive; the most clothing that will have to be removed for a treatment to take place will be your socks and shoes. Your therapist will then use their hands to apply pressure to the feet. You may feel areas of transient discomfort during the treatment, but generally the experience should be relaxing. Usually, after a treatment you may feel less tense and more relaxed. You might also notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improving.