Reflexology is an alternative therapy based on the theory that every organ, area and system of the body is reflected by a reflex point in the feet. By massaging these points in the feet, any blockages in the corresponding areas of the body can be cleared. For example: the big toe 'represents' the head and neck, working in this area can relieve migraine or headache.

What it's supposed to do
Reflexologists believe that crystalline deposits of waste products, usually calcium and uric acid, accumulate around nerve endings on the foot and feel 'crunchy'. A swelling or sensation of 'squidginess' indicates a possible problem in the related zone. Working on a point helps crush the crystals and stimulate circulation so that the lymph system can more easily eliminate them.

what can Reflexology help?
Reflexology is commonly recommended for stress, anxiety and stress-related conditions like insomnia and migraine, asthma, eczema and general pain relief, PMS and other menstrual problems. It helps the body to rid itself of toxins and promote healing, as well as effectively releasing muscular tension.
It has been found to be of particular benefit to MS clients, helping with relieving spasms, sleeping, bladder problems and general well-being.
Reflexology is a natural, drug-free approach and suitable for all ages. However, avoid reflexology in the first three months of pregnancy.

What will the practitioner do during your visit?
A treatment session typically lasts 45 minutes to an hour. You'll be asked questions about past and present health and lifestyle before you take off all footwear and make yourself comfortable on a reclining chair or a treatment couch with your feet raised.
Practitioners begin by examining the general appearance of your feet, noting their shape and condition. A dusting of talcum powder helps them use their thumbs and knuckles on the reflex points in a combination of massage, pressure and pinching, noting areas of pain or tenderness that call for extra attention.
A number of weekly treatments may be required. Most people find it relaxing, but occasionally symptoms may worsen before improving, which is said to be a sign that the body's natural healing processes are removing 'toxins'.