Posted on 11/07/2019
Although Reflexology has been around for several years, many people are still unsure about what it is and how this type of treatment can be beneficial for them.
To help you feel more at ease when you book in for a Reflexology treatment, here’s a bit more detail about what you can expect from our Therapist before a session starts, during the session and afterwards.
Before your treatment begins, a Reflexologist will spend time with you at the consultation stage to understand if there are any areas of concern you may have. For example – if you are finding it difficult to sleep, have aches and pains in a particular area or have digestion issues. They’ll use this information to build into a treatment plan and work on key areas of your feet to help the body to re-balance itself.
The reflexology treatment
The treatment itself involves a relaxing foot massage to begin with, which helps you to unwind and really relax – allowing your body to be receptive to the work the Reflexologist is about to begin on your feet.
The therapist will work on one foot at a time and will cover all areas of your feet using a technique called thumb-walking. This allows them to assess where there are areas of imbalance and they may return to those areas to work on them further during the treatment.
The points on your feet are called reflexes and they correspond to every organ, gland and part of the body. For example, the big toe represents the head and the ball of the foot represents the chest and lung region.
So, if you were suffering from aches and pains in your left knee, the Reflexologist would spend additional time on the knee reflex on the left foot, as well as the hip and leg-related areas, spine and the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands when stimulated will help to activate their anti-inflammatory properties and so will help to calm the whole knee area down.
Improving the balance of your body
Reflexology is a fantastic treatment to help your body heal itself. It is not able to cure or diagnose an illness. Reflexology can be helpful with a huge variety of conditions, including:
And much more!!
Why not book in for a treatment with one of our therapists and discover this relaxing and re-balancing treatment.