Reflexology: The Power of Healing Touch

Like a mirror, the feet reflect your body; with the left foot mirroring your left side of the body and your right foot mirroring your right side. More than 7,000 nerve endings reside in your feet which correspond to every part, organ and gland of the body. When a specific pressure is applied on specific points on your feet, it activates the body’s inherent healing power. Reflexology is known to assist the following conditions:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Problems
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Blood Pressure
  • Bowel Disorders
  • Poor Blood Circulation
  • Constipation
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Eczema
  • Gynaecological Disorders
  • Hay fever
  • Insomnia
  • Knee problems
  • Limb Pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle tension
  • Neck Problems
  • Cancer related pain, nausea, vomiting, anxiety
  • PMS and Hormonal Problems
  • Post-Operative Pain
  • Pregnancy: delivery, labour pain, postpartum recovery
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Sinusitis
  • Stress Disorders
  • Thyroid Imbalance
  • Urinary Concerns

Reflexology is a very natural treatment. The practitioner can detect any imbalances by working on the reflexes on the soles, sides and tops of the feet, using specific thumb and finger techniques.

A typical treatment lasts about 30 minutes. That said, the time taken also depends on how many reflex points are worked on.

The reflexology treatment increases blood circulation to the related parts of the body, which delivers nutrients to it and eliminates any accumulated wastes; initiating and nudging the body’s waste system to work more efficiently.

Grainy crystal deposits (calcium deposits caused by excess acidity settling beneath the skin at nerve endings) may be felt around the soles. Reflexology massage breaks down these deposits which are subsequently removed along with the increased blood circulation.