Reflexology is a non intrusive complementary health therapy. A Reflexologist works on points on the feet, lower leg or hands; however, reflexology may also be performed on the ears and face.

The art of reflexology dates back to ancient Egypt, India and China, but it wasn't until 1913 that Dr William Fitzgerald introduced it as 'zone therapy' to the western world. He believed that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body. In the 1930s, Eunice Ingham further developed zone therapy into what is now known as Reflexology.

Reflexology is a therapy which can be received by anyone at any age, from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care, and everyone in between. However, there may occasionally be times when it is not suitable to provide a treatment, and your Reflexologist will advise you if this is the case.

How Can Reflexology Help Me?
Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Reflexology is a very individual treatment which works with you holistically, so it is not possible to know in advance how you will react. The theory is that Reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually, you might feel relaxed and tension might be reduced after a treatment; you may sleep better and you may notice a feeling of improved mood and general wellbeing. You might also find that other aspects improve too, but this happens on a very individual basis.

With ever increasing levels of stress, it is important for people to take more responsibility for their own healthcare needs. Reflexology may be one of the ways to mitigate the stresses of modern life.

What to expect from your Consultation
Reflexology is a very easy treatment to receive; depending on the type of reflexology, the most clothing that will have to be removed will be socks and shoes.  A full medical history will be requested and you will be asked to sign a consent form for treatment. This information will be kept confidential.

The therapist will then use their hands to apply pressure to the feet and lower leg, hands, ears or face, dependent upon the type of reflexology chosen. You may feel areas of mild discomfort during the treatment, but generally the experience should be relaxing. The therapist may recommend a course of treatments.