What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a truly holistic therapy as it works on the body as a whole. It brings balance and healing to all the different aspects the body: mental, spiritual and physical. Foot reflexology is the study and the practice of working reflexes in the feet that relate to other parts and organs of the body.
With specific thumb, finger and hand techniques, reflexology provides stimulation and causes the response in the corresponding parts of the body.
The benefits of Reflexology are endless:
- Boosting the immune system
- Relief from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder
- Improved blood flow
- Easier birthing/delivery/post-partum recovery
- Complement to cancer care
How to get the best from Reflexology
You’ll feel the immediate benefits even after just one session and regular reflexology treatments have shown to provide incredibly positive results. The reflexologist can provide you with a treatment that will relax, cure and energize, all at the same time.
Your therapist can also show you how to work on a few points at home yourself and feel the long lasting benefit.
Build reflexology into your daily life and enjoy an incredible difference.
What the treatment feels like
When Reflexology is applied to different reflex areas in the feet, different feelings will be present in various areas. Some areas may feel very sharp and the patient thinks the practitioner is using their nail to press into the foot. Others describe this tenderness like a thorn or broken glass pressing into the point.
The different sensations felt in the different reflex points may indicate to the Reflexologist which parts of the body are out of balance or may indicate that the energy is blocked. Sometimes the reflex areas appear very insensitive even though the person is not in good health. In these cases, feet usually become more sensitive after the second or third session as the energy flow to the feet improves (that is why we suggest weekly treatments for 8 to 10 sessions). It appears that the treatment still works even if tender areas are not felt in the feet and this is why it is important that your therapist understands which reflexes need to be work on in different conditions.