In this way the feet can been seen as a map of the body. Reflexologists work on the reflex points with their thumbs, fingers or knuckles, using specialised massage techniques to help and encourage and restore the body’s own healthy balance.
A reflexology treatment lasts for approximately one hour. As it’s the feet that are usually worked on, you remain fully clothed, simply removing your shoes and socks.
You'll be invited to relax on a treatment chair or couch, or to put your feet on a footstool. Your feet will be cleansed at the start of the treatment and then a variety of reflexology techniques will be used to suit your individual needs.
Reflexology can also be carried out hands and ears as as well as your feet. The zones running through the feet also have corresponding zones in the hands and ears.
Reflexology is often used along side conventional care in hospices, hospitals and other healthcare settings.