Reflexology is a therapy that treats the feet in order to balance the whole body. Its main principle is that by massaging and applying pressure to parts of the feet known as reflex areas, other corresponding and connected areas of the body will feel the benefit. In reflexology, the feet and hands are like mini-maps of the body's anatomy so any body system can be accessed and stimulated by massaging the corresponding area of the foot or hand.
The aim is to stimulate the body's own healing processes in order to keep it in a state of balance. It is a holistic therapy which means that it works on the principle that the whole person must be treated. If one area of the body is out of balance then other areas will be. It encourages both relaxation and stimulation of the circulation and the nervous system.
1 hr £60
Cardio vascular conditions (thrombosis, phlebitis, hypertension, hypotension, heart conditions) - reflexology stimulates the circulation
Any conditions already being treated by a GP or another complementary practitioner
Nervous/Psychotic conditions - reflexology may trigger emotional instability
Diabetes - reflexology can affect insulin levels
Any dysfunction of the nervous system (e.g. Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Motor neurone disease)
When taking prescribed medication