Reflexology is a relaxing and balancing treatment that is suitable for all ages. The youngest person that we have provided reflexology for was only 4 days old and the oldest has been in their 80’s.
The treatment begins with a lovely foot massage. This is relaxing for the client and also provides the therapist with an opportunity to feel the feet to locate areas of tension and imbalance.
After this, the reflexologist uses a thumb-walking technique to press areas of the feet in order to stimulate nerves in the skin. There are 7000 nerve endings on the feet and by pressing on these, nerves signals are sent all around the body.
Reflexology is based on the theory that reflex areas of the feet correspond to different parts of the body. For instance, the big toe is linked to your head. It may seem strange, but there is a lot of anecdotal evidence showing that working on the nerve pathways on the feet can help with everyday troubles, like headaches, back pain, stress, hormonal imbalances and much more.
Our reflexology style at Cheltenham Reflexology and Massage is clinical. We are serious about the treatments we offer and work hard to understand your needs. We then devise a treatment plan and work on reflex areas that we think are best for you, as an individual. Every treatment will be a little different from the last, depending on your wellbeing in the moment.