Reflexology is a complementary therapy based on the premise of there being reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all organs and parts of the body. Reflexology treatments are holistic and seek to optimise health and wellbeing, and include techniques to balance hormones, reduce musculoskeletal pain and tension and induce relaxation. Many people feel that they would hate having their feet touched – many of my now regular clients tried it with the assumption they wouldn’t enjoy it – but fell in love with reflexology treatments. They are compellingly relaxing.
As an aromatherapist I am also able to create my own reflexology cream infused with essential oils beneficial to skin health, but I can also use plain oils, if preferred.
Reflexology sessions are provided on a massage couch with cushions and bolsters to ensure optimal comfort at all times. Many consider that one benefit of reflexology is that the client remains fully clothed throughout the treatment, apart from removing footwear and socks. After first massaging the feet, to relax the feet and accustom the client to the type of pressure and touch used, a range of different techniques are applied to the feet, using appropriate pressure of the thumb and fingers. It really is supremely relaxing and something everyone should try, at least once!