The origins of Reflexology can be traced back to China more than 5000 years ago but the modern form was developed in the 1930s.
Reflexology is based on the principle that reflex points on the soles, tops and sides of the feet correspond to areas throughout the body. By working these areas, the corresponding parts of the body can be stimulated or relaxed as needed.
Reflexology is usually practised on the feet, but if this is not appropriate for you, it can be performed on the hands instead.
How Does Reflexology Help?
Reflexology is used by people for a variety of reasons. Some use it alongside conventional medical care, to help them manage or cope with a specific physical, mental or emotional problem. Others use it as means of relaxation, or to help maintain good health.
Reflexology sessions can promote the following by gently rebalancing the body:
· Improved mood
· Better sleep
· Relief from stress and tension
· Relief from anxiety
· A sense of general well-being.
Who can use Reflexology?
Reflexology is suitable for most people, but there are certain conditions where you should avoid Reflexology and some (such as diabetes) where your doctor’s permission may be needed. That is why Sue will start every Reflexology session with a consultation to make sure that it is right for you.
What is a Reflexology Treatment Like?
After the consultation, Sue will invite you to remove your shoes and socks and to relax on a comfortable treatment couch. She will cleanse your feet and then use a variety of Reflexology techniques suited to your needs. Treatments last about an hour. Some people are worried that it might be ticklish, but Sue will make sure that the pressure she uses is comfortable for you. Some people may be sensitive about their feet, but there is no need to worry– all shapes and sizes are welcome!