Reflexology is a deeply relaxing, ancient holistic therapy, based on the principle that particular reflexes on your hands and feet correspond with different regions of the body. Stimulating these reflexes encourages the free flow of the body's natural energy, (often referred to as 'Chi'), and promotes optimum functioning of the body's natural healing processes.
Through the stimulation of around 7000 nerves in your feet, alongside the therapist's intention to heal, it is no wonder Reflexology has been said to have many benefits. The most common being; a greater sense of relaxation, better circulation, improved immune system functioning, and regulated sleeping patterns. Reflexology can also help to relieve the symptoms associated with numerous conditions, such as; anxiety and other stress related disorders, sleep disorders, headaches/migraine, neck/back pain, joint pain, digestive disorders, and circulatory issues. It can also be helpful in supporting the body through your journey into fertility, conception, pregnancy (post 1st trimester) and post birth.
A treatment typically lasts approximately one hour, although the initial treatment can last approximately one hour and 15 minutes. This is because it includes a medical and lifestyle review, to ensure the treatments are tailored to your needs. In order for you to gain the greatest benefits from Reflexology, it is recommended to have a course of regular treatments, as the effects are cumulative. It is a relaxing and non-invasive therapy, involving the application of light pressure and gentle stimulation to particular reflexes on your hands and feet. It is very common to fall asleep during the treatment as it is a deeply relaxing. You will be treated on a comfortable and supportive reclining chair, specifically designed for reflexology, where you will remain fully clothed - removing only your shoes and socks.