Reflexology

Reflexology involves the manipulation of defined pressure points on the feet, hands, lower legs, face or ears. The theory is that these pressure points correspond to various areas of the body and that the  application of pressure on these specific points can help to alleviate illness, encourage healing and release tension by working on lines of energy.

Some of the Benefits of Reflexology

  • Reduction of general aches and pains.

  • Relief from anxiety and depression.

  • Balance blood pressure.

  • Faster recovery from stroke.

  • Improves blood circulation.

  • Reduction in swelling

  • Discomfort associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Relaxation

  • Improve Lymphatic flow

  • Respiratory conditions.

  • Migraine and headaches.

  • Palliative care patients’ comfort

  • Constipation

  • Lethargy

  • Cognitive disorders

  • Improved balance and walking.

  • Quality of life

  • Loosening and oxygenation of joints, tissues and muscles.

  • Recover from surgery.

  • Digestion

What to expect at a reflexology session

 

After taking note of the patient’s medical history, lifestyle and general health, the reflexologist will use this information to choose the specific areas of the feet on which to work. Patients take off their shoes and socks and can recline in a chair or lie on a treatment table. First, the therapist will usually start by gently massaging the feet to promote relaxation. They may use lubricating oils. Then they will apply pressure to specific areas of the feet. It’s normal for this pressure to feel sensitive or uncomfortable, but it should never be painful.  Sessions normally last around 30 minutes to an hour and an initial course of treatment may involve 6-8 sessions, depending on your issues. Some people like to have regular, on-going weekly or monthly sessions.