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What is reflexology

Reflexology is a non-invasive complementary health therapy that involves a pressure technique using thumbs and fingers on the reflex areas found in the feet or the hands.

 

Reflexology is based on the theory that these points correspond to different areas in the body. The areas shown on the foot map below are known as the ‘reflex’ areas.

 

A reflex area is the relationship between a point on the foot and another area of the body, when a reflex is stimulated through massage or manipulation, and the corresponding part of the body is affected. Reflexology is a wonderful way to relax and ease tension, encouraging the natural ability of the body to heal itself.

 

Reflexologists work holistically with their clients and provide a period of time (usually an hour) where the client has one to one attention and relaxation. Good reflexologists are also empathic and provide non-judgmental listening.

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What happens when I go for a treatment?

A full medical history will be requested on your first treatment, and you will be asked to sign a consent form. This information will be treated as confidential.

You will then be asked to recline in a chair, as reflexology is performed on bare feet you will need to remove your socks and shoes only. The feet are then cleansed, and pressure is then applied to the feet and lower leg.

 

The reflexology treatment usually takes around 60 minutes.

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