"Reflexology is used worldwide as a complementary therapy. Reflexology theory is that a reflexologist can apply specific, adjusted pressure and stimuli techniques to the individual’s reflex points in the hands, feet, head and ears. Applying pressure to these reflex areas may affect the organs and body systems and the touch sends energy flowing through the body bringing balance and deep relaxation which allows the body to heal." —Reflexology Association of Australia
Reflexology (massage & treatment of the feet/hands/ears) has been practiced in various forms around the world for many thousands of years. The practice of palpating (intentional pressure to) the feet to gain greater balance and health in the body systems is used in many cultures world wide to this day and in many western countries integrated into hospitals and main stream medical practice.
In Reflexology, the entire body including organs, bones, and all body systems are mapped on the feet, (also hands & ears), and it is believed that working over these areas by a practitioner assists in balancing and bringing greater health and wellbeing to the "reflected" part. There are many theories and studies done to try and explain why this may be and for me, the "proof is in the pudding" and it is the results that are gained that I find, over and over, that result in my knowing the benefits directly of this modality.
If you are not a believer in the meridian and acupressure point theory of Reflexology, benefits will still be gained as Reflexology stimulates the circulation and nerve endings in the feet and mobilises the many joints and articulations of the 26 (hard working) bones that are our constant support every day. There are many lymphatic channels in the feet and an added benefit of Reflexology is the movement and detoxifying effect of working these areas in the foot. Not to mention the benefit that (for the most part) it feels wonderful! 😊
In a FOOT reflexology session:
In a one hour Reflexology session I will be using my thumbs and fingers to press firmly over the entire surface of the feet and toes. Each acupressure point stimulated by this "on/off" pressure relates to all various parts of the body systems. A beautiful soft bentonite dry-clay (texture of talcum powder) is used on the surfaces of the feet. It has a detoxifying effect as well as assists as a slip medium as the reflex points are worked.
Each session begins and ends with hot towels and is completed with a gentle calf and foot massage with moisturiser.
In a HAND / ear / foot reflexology session:
This is a deluxe hand and foot spa as well as reflexology. Both hands and feet are gently exfoliated, applied with a vitamin E cream and essential oil treatment and wrapped up. A gentle facial with a special oil blend is done to face to sooth and reduce swelling. A few of the major reflex points of the ear are then worked. A full Hand reflexology session is then done on both hands covering all the reflex points of the body and finishing off with any need points on the feet.
An all over amazing and rejuvenating experience!
What to wear
Loose fitting and comfortable clothes are best. You do NOT get undressed for reflexology. The only suggestion is that because of the calf massage at the end of the treatment, it is best if you were loose fitting pants that can be pulled up to the knee.
Should I prepare my feet?
I can give your feet a soothing wipe with warm towels before we start so don't worry if they are not perfectly clean!
NOTE: I may not be able to treat feet that have active warts, tinea, or nail fungus. I can wear gloves in mild cases but it's better to clear up these issues before coming to see me. 🙏🏼