Reflexology is based on the principle that reflex points on the sole, tops, and sides of the feet correspond to different areas of the body. In this way, the feet can be seen as a ‘map’ of the body. By applying specialised massage techniques to specific points – using the thumbs, fingers and knuckles – aim of a reflexology treatment is to help restore balance to the body naturally, and improve the client’s general well-being.
What to expect
Jo will start by doing a consultation with you, asking about your health and lifestyle, to ensure reflexology is right for you.
For the treatment itself you will remain fully clothed, simply removing your shoes and socks and sitting comfortably in a reclining reflexology chair. Jo will then gently cleanse your feet before applying balm to the skin and massaging into your feet and ankles.
The areas treated and the pressure applied will be adapted to suit your individual needs.
Typically, a full reflexology session would last between 40 min to 60 minutes. However, within a corporate setting this is not always convenient for you so this reflexology treatment has been adapted to provide you relaxation during work time with shorter sessions of either 20 minutes or 40 minutes.
Benefits of reflexology
Reflexology can help to relieve anxiety and tension, encourage relaxation, and improve mood and aid sleep, though some people use it to help them cope with more specific health challenges.
Massage should not be used in place of conventional medical care. Always consult a GP or other health professional for medical attention and advice.