|Aromatherapy / Massage / Reflexology / Shiatsu|
Reflexology is a helpful, relaxing complementary therapy and a useful adjunct in the treatment of many health problems. It can bring about the same sensations of relaxation as a full body massage and can, therefore, be beneficial in the treatment of stress.
Reflexology is a form of therapy based on the principle that the anatomy of the body is reflected in miniature in reflex zones on the feet and hands, although the latter is less defined.
Like most complementary therapies, its roots go back in time to Ancient Egypt, China and the Native American Indian Tribes.
Treatment takes place with you sitting up either on the therapy couch or in a chair. You will be asked to remove your shoes and socks and your feet will be wiped with a cleansing and refreshing solution.
The therapist will examine your feet and pressure will then be applied to reflex areas and points all over the feet. Talcum powder is often used on the feet but oil and cream are not. The treatment will begin and end with a relaxing foot massage.
Reflexology should not be painful. However, during the treatment you may find that some parts of your feet are more tender than others. This is normal and can be an indication of strain in the part of the body that the reflex represents.