Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is a massage therapy whereby pressure gets applied to reflex points in the hands, feet and head. The main theory of reflexology is the mapping of the reflex points to the other parts of the body. These points divide into five zones on each hand or foot, drawing a line down vertically extending from each toe or finger. Reflex points link with other areas (or zones) of the body. Massaging these points can aid and improve the health of these areas.
Reflexology massage is incredibly relaxing, and is a great treatment for everyone of all ages.
Benefits of reflexology massage:
- Can help to reduce tension and stress
- Improve circulations and provide general preventative health care
- Restore balance and coax your body into healing itself
What to expect
On your initial consultation we will ask you about your medical history, health issues and lifestyle. The therapist will give you a quick explanation about what they will be doing and then will get to work. They will look at your feet to see if there are any obvious issues that need addressing. They usually work on one foot at a time, and will cover both feet during the course of a full treatment.
If you feel any discomfort from the pressure, you should tell the therapist. The sensation should be reasonably firm and you might feel a little discomfort in areas that are being worked on but it should never be painful.