Reflexology is a modern therapeutic treatment based on ancient Eastern principles. It utilizes the theory that specific pressure points and zones on the feet correspond to different parts of the body through meridian line theory.
Our reflexology treatment aims to reduce the effects of stress, ease muscle tension, and promote a better state of well-being.
Your reflexology treatment will commence with a comprehensive consultation, during which we will discuss your medical history, general health, diet, and lifestyle. Throughout the treatment, you will remain fully clothed, only removing your shoes and socks.
As shown above, the top of the big toes represents the brain, while the foot’s heel represents the pelvis. By applying pressure to specific areas on the hands or feet, reflexology is said to promote various benefits, including tension relaxation, improved circulation, and support for normalized function in related areas of the body.
Reflexology has been practiced in various cultures throughout history. Archeological evidence suggests the existence of ancient reflexology systems in China, Egypt, and Japan. There are several theories explaining why reflexology works, but a common understanding is that it is a remarkable way to alleviate stress, soothe aching feet, and enhance overall health.
In the 1930s and 1940s, reflexology underwent changes and updates by Eunice D. Ingham, a nurse and physiotherapist. Ingham emphasized the sensitivity of the feet and hands, and she mapped the entire body into “reflexes” on the feet. Many modern reflexologists still utilize Ingham’s methods.
A reflexology session typically lasts around 60 minutes. During the treatment, the reflexologist will ask you a series of questions to assess your current condition. You will be comfortably seated in a reclining chair or positioned on a massage table, with your feet accessible for the reflexologist to work on. The reflexologist will apply finger and thumb pressure, along with stretching and movement techniques, to the entire foot and up to the knee. The pressure applied will be firm in some areas but will always be within your comfort level.
Each individual responds uniquely to a reflexology session—some may feel tired or relaxed, while others may experience an increase in energy. It is not uncommon to go through various emotional and bodily sensations during a session and in the days following.