Reflexology is based on the principle that
the feet can be seen as a 'map' of the body. Areas on the feet are seen as connected
to corresponding areas of the body, with connecting zones going through the
body into each toe, and with reflexes on the feet for specific areas such as
the eyes, the ears, the teeth, and the shoulders, and also internal organs and structures
such as the sinuses, the brain, the lungs, the spine, the liver, the various glands
of the body. Reflexology, is
the working of these reflexes, with the aim of correcting imbalances
throughout the body, releasing blocked energy, and bringing the energies, systems and organs of the body to balance. For a reflexology treatment, you
lie fully clothed on the couch in ‘recliner’ position with a cushion under your
cushioned support under each of your calves to raise your feet. To start with
the whole of each foot gets stretched, massaged, and stroked using fingers,
thumbs and knuckles, until it is nicely relaxed. Then thumbs and fingertips are used in a special
reflexology technique to press all over the foot from toes to heels both underneath the foot and on top.
The treatment as a whole is good for the circulatory and immune systems. If
there are particular systems of the body – e.g. the digestive system, the reproductive system - that have not been
functioning well, there are particular routines that may be used for these, and
there are also specific reflexes that may be worked for many conditions. A good
consultation before you start means treatment may be adapted to your needs.
However, the reflexologist will also observe as they are working where there
are sensitivities, where energies are blocked and where there are crystaline deposits under the skin, and these areas will also get particular
A course of 5 sessions is
recommended for maximum benefit.