Reflexology is a form of complementary medicine that involves a method of treatment using massage to stimulate reflexes in the feet. These reflexes are represented in both feet showing a map of the whole body and each reflex corresponds to all the parts of the body including organs, endocrine systems and musculoskeletal regions. Reflexology doesn’t claim to cure, but some people find a holistic approach to treating the whole body from reflexology treatment very beneficial. Most people who have experienced a reflexology session would agree that the method is a very relaxing therapy, which may reduce tension and lead to an improved sense of well-being. Reflexology is commonly used for stress, anxiety, headaches, hormonal imbalances, irregular digestive patterns and irregular sleep patterns.
What to expect from Reflexology
On your first reflexology session you will have a full consultation, and both feet will be examined for movement and to look at your pressure points in the feet, addressing any imbalances in the reflexes. The treatment involves application of pressure from the side of the thumb to stimulate the reflexes. During the treatment you may feel pressure, sensitivity, travelling sensations and tummy rumbles, this is a normal response. Following treatment you may feel relaxed, and aftercare advice is provided to gain the full benefit of your reflexology treatment. It is recommended to drink plenty of water to re-hydrate and flush out the toxins, and to avoid stimulants such as alcohol and caffeine. It is also recommended to eat small regular meals and to avoid anything too heavy to enable your body to heal.