what is reflexology
Reflexology is a specialised form of massage applied to reflex areas on the feet or hands which helps restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium and encourages the body to heal itself.
Following illness, stress, injury or disease, the body is in a state of "imbalance", and vital energy pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology helps to remove these blockages.
Reflexology is also a deeply relaxing and detoxifying treatment. It can be effective for a wide range of conditions but can also be preventative by strengthening all of the body’s systems.
who is it suitable for?
Regular reflexology sessions may benefit people seeking relief from:
PMT and menopausal problems
High blood pressure
Low energy levels
totnes little feet clinic
Free saturday morning reflexology clinic for babies and under 16's
The gentle accesability of reflexology make it an ideal complementary therapy for children. All they need to bring along are their feet for a calming, fun and energising treatment.
It can help balance and centre the most exuberant toddler and introduce them to deep relaxation.
The skills are easily learnt allowing the benefits of the treatment to be maintained at home.
Here are some conditions which respond well to reflexology
excema asthma constipation/ diarrhoea insomnia
anxiety hyper activity ear/eye infections colic
influenza/colds lack of appetite
what to expect
A reflexology treatment lasts for about 1 hour. You will be made comfortable on a reclining chair, treatment couch or a footstool may be used. Your feet will be cleansed at the start of the treatment and then a variety of reflexology techniques will be used, adapted to suit your individual needs.
During the treatment a deep state of relaxation is likely to be induced.
One treatment is deeply relaxing, rebalancing and detoxifying, but 4-6 sessions may be recommended to treat a particular condition.
what do I need to wear
As it is just the feet or hands that are being worked on, you remain fully clothed; simply removing shoes and socks.