reflexologyReflexology, which has its roots in ancient Egypt, works on the principle that every organ and system of the body has a corresponding point, or zone, in the feet. For example, the spot in the centre of the foot corresponds to the solar plexus, or the side of the big toe corresponds to the neck.

What are the benefits?

Reflexology can be used to treat a wide range of health issues and disorders including digestive, skin and respiratory conditions, migraine, PMS and menopausal problems, chronic fatigue, stress, depression and anxiety.

What happens during the session?

The therapist will first take details of the client’s medical history and lifestyle. The client will be asked to remove only their footwear and lie on a massage couch whilst the therapist works on their feet and ankles.¬†Gentle pressure is applied to various points on the feet and, where there are corresponding physical problems, the client may experience some slight discomfort and/or the therapist may feel some changes in that area of the foot.

Generally, most clients report that a reflexology treatment is very relaxing and soothing, and some may fall asleep. Each session will last about an hour and, in most cases, a series of sessions are necessary to help the body in it’s innate healing processes. Some clients book a regularly sessions, weekly or monthly to help keep their systems balanced and in healthy working order.

How does it work?

A reflexology practitioner uses light pressure to massage each of the points in the toes, feet and ankles to release tension, remove energy blockages, disperse accumulations of calcium and uric acid, stimulate blood circulation and promote healing of both body and mind.

Further information:

For more information vist the Association of Reflexologists’ website.

Reflexology Practitioners at The Chiros Clinic

Neil Beaufoy – Natural Balance