Reflexology is a complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points of the feet, correspond with different areas of the body. During a reflexology treatment a cream or balm is applied and gentle pressure is applied to the reflex points on your feet
The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Reflexology may benefit people experiencing a wide-range of health issues including stress, anxiety and depression and changes to the body caused by ageing.
During a treatment you may feel deeply relaxed. Reflexology may also:
- Help you to feel less tense and stressed
- Help you to sleep better
- Improve your mood
- Improve your sense of wellbeing
You may also find that other aspects improve too; however, this happens on an individual basis.
Well trained reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Reflexology is a very individual treatment which is tailored to you as a whole person, taking into account both physical and non-physical factors that might be affecting your wellbeing. Some people find it works for them – some don’t. The best way to find out is to try it!
The Association of Reflexologists (AoR) is the largest reflexology association in the UK with over 8000 members. Therapists who are members of the AoR have been trained to professional standards and are governed by a strict code of practice and ethics and are fully insured. Full members use the letters MAR after their names and are listed on the website. To view my profile on the AoR website, please click here.