Reflexology

Happy feet, happy body!

How often do you look after your feet? Do you even notice they’re there? Well, to a reflexologist, looking after your feet helps you look after your whole body – and when you’re feeling great inside, it’ll show on the outside!

What’s reflexology?

Reflexology is a complementary therapy. This means that it works best when used alongside your normal healthcare plan. It is based on the theory that different zones on your feet or hands represent different organs and systems in your body. By applying special massage techniques to these areas, the reflexologist hopes to have an effect on the organs and systems they represent.

Sounds strange, doesn’t it? Well, there’s recently been a piece of research done in Japan which indicates that this is what is actually happening! In this piece of research, the connection between the zones on the feet and the areas of the body they represent was shown through Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

If you want to take a look at the full paper, you can find it here.

How long is a normal reflexology treatment?

Your wellbeing comes first in every treatment, and while the treatment itself usually takes about an hour, I tailor your experience to you.

Therefore, I allow up to an hour and a half for your first treatment  so you have space to tell me about your health and treatment aims, and to ask any questions.

All other appointments take between an hour and an hour and fifteen minutes – again to allow you space if you need it to ask questions and discuss any changes in health, medication or treatment aims.

What should I expect after a treatment?

Most people find that they come away feeling sleepy and relaxed. Some people find they need to visit the toilet a little more or feel a little tearful in the hours following a treatment, as the relaxation causes the body to release things it may have been holding in before. Rarely, some people may find their problem gets a little worse before getting better, or feel like a slight cold is coming on – however, this usually passes within 24 – 48 hours if you keep yourself well hydrated.

Will you achieve your treatment aim within a treatment? You never know – for some, I have seen dramatic improvement, and for others a much slower progression. The only way you can know is to try it!

How much does it cost?

All reflexology treatments cost £30 in my Victoria House practice and £40 in all other practices.

Treat yourself with a little something extra

Love foot reflexology? If you want to take it a step further and treat yourself, why not try one of my blissful Top and Toe treatments? Combining the benefits of foot reflexology with the rejuvenating and deeply relaxing properties of facial reflexology, this treatment really will leave you glowing! For more information, click here to visit my Top and Toe page.

Get the best value for money from your treatment

You can gain extra value for money through using my loyalty card scheme, or paying for a series of treatments up front.

Another way you can get the most out of your treatments is by letting me know you are interested in learning some self help techniques. These are simple techniques I can show you on your hands that you can apply in between treatments. Not everyone wants homework from their lovely, relaxing treatment and that’s ok – these techniques are only for those who’d like a bit more in between treatments to support my work in helping them achieve their treatment aims.