What is Reflexology ?
Reflexology is a special type of foot massage. Pressure techniques are applied to specific points on the foot which relate to parts of the body. This in turn helps the body remove blockages and achieve a healthy balance.
It was introduced to the west as ‘zone therapy’ which means that each part (or zone) of the foot is mirrored in a part of the body. When the foot is stimulated in specific areas it can help problems in the corresponding part of the body.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy and it is a great stress reliever helping you to feel revitalised and energised.
What does a treatment involve?
Before your treatment, the practitioner will have a chat with you to determine the best course of action for you. You can say if you have any particular areas of concern and those can then be targeted during your treatment.
In a similar way to a massage the practitioner will then use their hands to apply pressure to the feet stimulating the reflex points on your feet. Sometimes the reflexologist will be able to feel imbalance in the feet and can work on these areas accordingly.
As this is a gentle, non-invasive treatment it is suitable for everybody including the elderly and children.
How long does a treatment last?
The first appointment is 1-1½ hours, and includes a consultation, and your first treatment. Further appointments are for 1 hour.
How many treatments will I need? And how often?
This depends upon the severity of your health concerns. Sometimes one treatment is sufficient. Some patients require several treatments on a weekly basis then monthly appointments until all signs of the original problem have lifted.
Can the hands be treated?
Yes, absolutely. This is equally as effective, and can be undertaken instead of working on the feet. This too is a very peaceful, relaxing treatment. Pressure points for home use can be demonstrated on the hands.
How do I know if my practitioner is professionally qualified
Your practitioner will have had training, experience and hold qualifications in Reflexology. Many will also belong to a professional association. Please ask your practitioner if you would like to see certificates or would like contact details for the professional association.
How will I feel after a treatment?
Very relaxed. The therapy takes place in a quiet room, and a great sense of peace can be felt. Most clients relax and close their eyes as the therapist works. The treatment is soothing to the feet and legs, and emanates through out the body.
How do I find out more about Reflexology?
If you would like to meet one of our practitioners and see whether Reflexology is for you, an initial consultation (15 mins) is available free of charge without any obligation.
How much does it cost?
For treatment prices please go to the Pricelist.
Is my treatment confidential?
Yes, all information given during the course of any of our treatments is treated as strictly confidential. Personal files are stored securely and only referred to by your practitioner. A copy of your contact details will be kept by reception in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.