Reflexology

 The Chinese are said to have used an early form of reflexology more than 5,000 years ago. There has also been evidence that the Egyptians used a form of foot massage, indicating that working on the feet is an ancient practice used in many cultures.

Modern reflexology where the feet are divided into zones corresponding to areas of the body is used at Airtherapies. This method of reflexology was developed by Eunice D. Ingham in the 1930's and is now a popular complementary therapy.

Reflexology is often used alongside conventional care in hospices, hospitals and other healthcare settings.

 

The reflexology image below clearly shows which part of the feet correspond to the areas of the body

feet reflexolgy map relating to body parts

What to expect from a reflexology treatment

A reflexology treatment is usually carried out on the feet as this area is deemed more sensitive. Your treatment can lasts between 45 - 60 minutes. Therefore you only need to remove your shoes and socks and can remain fully clothed.

You will be asked to lie on a reclining chair or a treatment couch for the therapy. Your feet will be examined for any contraindications and then cleansed before the treatment begins. A variety of reflexology techniques will then be used, to suit your individual needs that have been outlined in your consultation.

At airtherapies we specialise in using advanced reflexology techniques as our practitioner is trained to level 5 standard. Which ensures that you are receiving the highest up to date form of techniques available. We also specialise in fertility, pregnancy and birth reflexology please see our fertility and pregnancy page for more details of these specific treatments.

Reflexology can be carried out on the ears and hands. which is an alternative option of treatment if you do not like having your feet touched.

The image below clearly shows the corresponding parts of the hands to the areas of the body

hand reflexology

 

Benefits of reflexology

Relief from stress anxiety and tension

Improved sleep

Deep relaxation

Improved circulation

Relief from aches and pains

A general since of well being

Some of the conditions that reflexology is being used for are -

Headaches

Fertility -male and female

Pregnancy

Insomnia

Panic attacks

Stress

Arthritis

Anxiety

Thyroid imbalances

IBS

And many more

Contraindications

There are some conditions that may not allow the treatment of reflexology -

Athlete’s foot - treatment can be carried out on the hands in this case

Verucca or warts

Fungal nail disease

In some cases a doctor’s letter of permission maybe required before treatments of reflexology can commence. Further details of this can be obtained by call our centre.

Price 45 min basic treatment £25 1 hour advanced £30

At airtherapies we provide a unique combination of treatments 1h 20 min £35

Aromatherapy and reflexology - aromaflex

Reiki and reflexology - reikiflex

Chakra balancing and reflexology - balanceflex

Reduced rates for block booking