Reflexology is a non invasive therapy which involves placing pressure, (through the use of  the hands and fingers of the therapist),  on different points of the feet, hands, ears or face.  These points have been identified as corresponding to different areas of the body as well as to specific organs of the body.  This pressure on, for example the feet, appears anecdotally, to exert an influence over the actual organ, or part of the body associated with the point on the foot.

It is believed that reflexology enables the body to help itself and thus to effect its own healing processes.  Many people believe that it can “cure” certain conditions.  However, I would suggest that its effectiveness lies in assisting people to fully relax thereby encouraging the body and mind to function appropriately as a whole not as a malfunctioning set of parts!! It thereby supports the well being of the person.

Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose, or prescribe.  It is a very individual treatment to which each person responds differently. Reflexology is presented to the public in many different formats including:

  • Treatments which utilise the ideas of Chinese medicine focusing on the energy pathways of the body and the use of acupressure
  • Treatments designed to influence specific anatomical and physiological problems
  • Treatments designed to influence the emotional psychological well being of the person
  • Treatments designed to assist the older or disabled person
  • Treatments designed to assist children and adults with special needs such as autism
  • Treatments for pregnancy  birth and postnatal care
  • Treatments for teenagers, children, toddlers and babies

And many more!

Treatments will be approximately 50 minutes long with the initial session focussing on medical history including psychological wellbeing.

The number of sessions and the time intervals between sessions is totally up to the client and their therapist.


Juliet Wilson