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 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 its innate healing processes. Some clients book regular sessions, weekly or monthly to help keep their systems balanced and in healthy working order.

Further information:

For more information visit the Association of Reflexologists’ website.

Reflexology Practitioners:

Neil Beaufoy – Natural Balance