Which parts of the body does reflexology work on?
Reflexology works on the feet but is a treatment for the whole body. I will ask you to remove your shoes and socks for the treatment. Reflexology works on the principle that different reflex points on the feet correspond with different areas of the body. Gentle but firm pressure is applied to the reflexes on the feet, increasing blood and energy flow to the corresponding parts of the body, leaving you feeling rebalanced and rejuvenated.
Does reflexology hurt?
No, it shouldn’t hurt. It is a very relaxing treatment and whilst it is occasionally possible to feel some tenderness in certain areas, this should not be painful. The pressure can easily be adjusted depending on your needs.
Will it tickle?
A gentle but firm pressure is applied to the feet so they shouldn’t feel ticklish during the treatment. People with ticklish feet generally respond very well to reflexology due to the sensitivity of their feet.
Is it ok that my feet aren’t in a good condition?
A lot of people have hard or dry skin on their feet, and this is not a problem at all. The balm I use will soften and moisturise your feet, so as well as feeling relaxed and rebalanced from your reflexology treatment your feet will feel lovely too. Everyone’s feet look and feel different which is something that, as a reflexologist, I find fascinating, so please don’t worry about what your feet look like. Any verrucas, swelling or bunions can relate to the health of the reflexes where they develop so it is fine to have a treatment if you have any of these. Verrucas can be worked around or covered with a plaster during the treatment.
Will it help with aches and pains in my feet?
Most people find that the massage techniques used help to relax and soothe tired and achy feet. These techniques also boost circulation which helps to ease pain. Aches and pains in the feet relate to areas of the body, so reflexology can help to identify and ease these.