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Traditional Reflexology

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Reflexology is a type of massage that involves applying different amounts of pressure to the feet, hands and ears. It’s based on a theory that these body parts are connected to certain organs and body systems. People who practice this technique are called reflexologists.

Reflexologists believe that applying pressure to these parts offers a range of health benefits.

In traditional Chinese medicine

Reflexology rests on the ancient Chinese belief in qi (pronounced “chee”), or “vital energy.” According to this belief, qi flows through each person. When a person feels stressed, their body blocks qi.

This can cause an imbalance in the body that leads to illness. Reflexology aims to keep qi flowing through the body, keeping it balanced and disease free.

In Chinese medicine, different body parts correspond with different pressure points on the body. Reflexologists use maps of these points in the feet, hands, and ears to determine where they should apply pressure.

They believe their touch sends energy flowing through a person’s body until it reaches the area in need of healing.

 

Other theories

In the 1890s, British scientists found that nerves connect the skin and internal organs. They also found that the body’s entire nervous system tends to adjust to outside factors, including touch.

A reflexologist’s touch may help to calm the central nervous system, promoting relaxation and other benefits just like any form of massage.

Others believe that the brain creates pain as a subjective experience. Sometimes, the brain reacts to physical pain. But in other cases, it may create pain in response to emotional or mental distress.

Some believe that reflexology can reduce pain through calming touch, which may help to improve someone’s mood and reduce stress.

Zone theory is another belief that some use to explain how reflexology works. This theory holds that the body contains 10 vertical zones. Each zone contains different body parts and corresponds to specific fingers and toes.

Practitioners of the zone theory believe that touching these fingers and toes allows them to access every body part in a particular zone.

Effective For:

Stress & Anxiety

Reflexology can be effective in reducxing stress and anxiety.

Pain Reduction

Reflexology can be effective at reducing pain.

Improving Mood and General Well-being

Reflexology can be effective at improving and lifting your mood and general well-being.

Treatments

Traditional Reflexology (Feet, 1 hr)

Studio £35, Mobile £45

Traditional Reflexology (Face, doesn’t include a facial, 1 hr)

Studio £40, Mobile £50

Maternity Reflexology (Feet, first appt 75 min)

Studio £45, Mobile £55

Maternity Reflexology (Feet, follow-up appt 1 hr)

Studio £35, Mobile £45

Conception Reflexology (First appt 75 min)

Studio £45, Mobile £55

Conception Reflexology (Follow-up appt 1 hr)

Studio £35, Mobile £45