Reflexology is a therapy which uses the feet to treat the whole body. The priciples behind the treatment, which date back thousands of years, are massaging the feet, treating the body holistically (as a whole) and dividing the body into zones or lines of energy. We offer a herbal foot-bath, followed by hand pressure to stimulate the reflex points on the feet.
During the treatment your body is lying down, this position will help blood to return to the heart and head. Reflexology can detoxify, improve blood circulation, relieve insomnia, relax stress, adjust blood pressure, stimulate metabolism, improve general wellbeing, reduce tiredness, and improve digestion.
Reflexology has a deeply relaxing effect, activating the body’s healing mechanisms and helping to remove anxiety. It helps boost the immune system, stimulate the circulation, remove toxins, stabilise breathing and induce calm in both mind and body. Specifically, it can help people with a wide range of health issues including stress, tension, anxiety, PMT, infertility, depression, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, headaches and migraine, respiratory problems, digestive disorders, chronic pain and allergies.
There are hundreds of nerve endings in the hands and feet and by applying pressure to a specific area, other parts of the body can be effected (for instance, pressure to the fingertips affect the head and sinuses). A reflexologist stimulates those areas that relate to the part of the body that is cause for concern, helping to aid the natural healing process.