Reflexology is a type of ‘zone therapy’ which involves applying pressure to certain points on the hands, feet and ears. Doing this is believed to encourage the body’s natural healing process in corresponding areas. It can also be used for stress relief and to improve overall well-being.
The therapy is based on the principal that certain points on the feet, hands and ears (known as reflexes) are linked to other areas of the body. For example, the tips of the toes correspond with the head and the heel is associated with the lower back and intestines.
By applying pressure to the reflexes, the corresponding areas of the body are stimulated and encouraged to heal.
In a reflexology session, your therapist will talk through your medical history and any areas of concern you would like addressed. They will then apply pressure on the appropriate reflexes.
The aim is to free up any blocked energy while sending the body signals to heal itself. When used in conjunction with medical treatments, reflexology can be helpful for a range of ailments. In our infographic we have outlined some of the most popular uses of reflexology.
To find out more and to book an appointment with a reflexologist, please visit our reflexology page.