At the Bodywork Centre Hexham we have a number of therapists that offer Reflexology, find out more about our Reflexology services
Overview of reflexology
Reflexology massage is a form of massage treatment applying steady pressure to the feet that can produce relaxation and healing in the entire body. The body is divided into ten ‘zones’ that run from head to toe. The feet are a mirror of the body and as treatment is carried out it is working on the whole body.
By applying pressure with the thumbs and fingers to the reflex points and zones this stimulates the nerve impulses and helps to clear away congestion; whilst promoting a balance within the whole body. Reflexology massage improves blood and lymph circulation and cleanses the body of toxins and impurities. Reflexology massage eases pain and is an excellent preventative healthcare.
Advanced reflexology as in reflexology massage is also known as zone therapy. There are millions of nerve endings in our feet. By using killed manipulation, the connections in the nervous system can be used to redistribute tension and restore the natural flow of chi (the invisible life force) around our body. This treatment also finishes with a relaxing foot massage.
Benefits of reflexology
Reflexology massage can be effective in treating:
Arthritis, asthma, respiratory problems, constipation, digestive disorder, depression, stress related conditions, hormonal imbalances, water retention, chronic fatigue and fertility problems to name but a few.
What to expect
On the first visit, the reflexologist will chat with you about your general health and lifestyle.Reflexology is not a foot massage. The reflexologist may massage your feet a little to relax you before they start, but the technique itself is about applying firm pressure to specific points on the foot. The technique can feel a bit odd at first; it can also be a bit overwhelming. Imagine a pain you have had for years in your shoulder melting away in seconds as someone puts pressure on the ball of your foot! Tension can be released, and pain dissolved, very quickly. A treatment session usually lasts for about an hour. You will probably get a lot out of a single session but you may want to have several more.
Laura Lee - Holistic Therapist
Rachel Orange - Holistic Therapist