What Is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a gentle non-invasive complementary therapy that promotes deep relaxation and wellbeing. It is based on the principle that there are points on the feet, hands and face that correspond to organs, structures and systems of the body. By applying pressure to these points know as 'reflexes', this therapy encourages the body to restore homeostasis and bring about balance to benefit your physical body as well as your emotions. The reflexologist uses thumb and finger techniques of varying pressure and the treatment is performed fully clothed with the exception of removing socks and shoes. Reflexology is a holistic therapy and aims to bring balance to the mind, body and soul.
How Can Reflexology Help You?
A major effect of reflexology is that it is deeply relaxing. And when your body truly relaxes it allows tension to be released and pain to be lessened. Your sense of wellbeing can increase, your mood become enhanced and your sleep improve. If you're affected by a chronic condition or suffer an acute complaint, reflexology may help you to deal with the symptoms.
Stress is a fact of life and also part of our normal functioning . However when not under control, stress is often at the root of many physical and emotional problems and therefore allowing the body to destress through reflexology can have huge benefits.
With this deep relaxation, reflexology may help you to reduce stress and anxiety, bring some relief to digestive issues, reduce feelings of pain, help to relieve respiratory issues, balance hormones, allow improved circulation and boost the immune system. Often people comment that they are able to think and process thoughts more clearly, ending a reflexology session with a greater sense of calm that can last for days.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy and not a substitute for medical treatment.
Reflexologists do not claim to diagnose, cure or prescribe and if you have any health concerns you should contact your GP.
Balance your sole
Foot reflexology involves gentle relaxation and massage techniques to relax the foot, followed by a series of movements where gentle pressure is applied to different areas of the foot and toes. It takes place either seated of lying in a comfortable position with your socks and shoes removed.
£35 for one hour
Not sure about foot reflexology?
You can gain the same benefits from treatment on the hands. Easy to perform in any comfortable setting, the routine starts and ends with a lovely hand and arm massage and involves gentle pressure being applied to different parts of your hand and fingers.
I can also show you some simple techniques that you can use at home.
£35 for one hour
Reflexology Lymph Drainage
Reflexology Lymph Drainage is a specialist reflexology technique focusing on the reflexes associated with the lymphatic system. It was initially developed in the UK by Sally Kay to relieve the symptoms of lymphoedema associated with breast cancer but may also be beneficial for other health conditions especially relating to the the immune system
£35 for one hour
£40 with limb measurement
Relaxing the senses
The science of aromatherapy uses the therapeutic properties of essential oils to support the mind body and spirit.
Aromaflaex combines a personalised blend of oils from a choice of 12, with your reflexology treatment to enhance the benefits, whether you need help with relaxation, hormonal balance, aches and pains or to lift you mood.
£45 consultation and hour treatment
£40 for one hour
“When our feet hurt we hurt all over”
I'm Rachel and I love reflexology
I have always enjoyed the feelings that the power of touch can evoke. The feeling of being cared for, nurtured, relaxed or restored and I have dipped in and out of therapeutic treatments over the years, sometimes to help me with an issue and other times just for the sheer relaxation of the moment. Life's ups and downs and twists and turns often placed demands on my physical and emotional wellbeing and I have used touch therapies to help me. And with my own family, I regularly used massage techniques as a way of connecting, relaxing and ending a week.