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What is Reflexology?


Reflexology is the stimulation of nerve endings on the bottoms of your feet and hands. It is a powerful complementary and alternative therapy.


This treatment is used for a variety of ailments. Not only is it beneficial as a tool for relaxation and stress relief, but is also effective in improving circulation, relieving pain, and acts as an immune and nervous system stimulator.


Many people with illnesses such as allergies, chronic sinus problems, migraines, anxiety, depression, back pain, headaches, arthritis, digestion problems, insomnia, asthma, PMS and period pain – to name but a few – have been helped tremendously by reflexology treatments.


Most people describe a profound sense of relaxation and increased energy following their session.


Does Reflexology hurt?


The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are “reflex” areas on the feet that correspond to specific organs or parts of the body. 


For example:


• The tips of the toes reflect the head.

• The heart and the chest are around the ball of the foot.

• The liver, pancreas and kidneys are in the arch of the foot.

• Lower back and intestines are towards the heel.


There are more than 7000 nerve endings in the human foot, and by targeting these nerve endings, the reflexologist can assist the flow of energy through the body to the areas affected by illness or stress.

Medical or clinical reflexology is where specific thumb, finger and hand techniques are used – mostly with firm pressure – on the various congested reflex areas. This holistic approach will optimize blood, lymph and nerve flow to a specific area, thus minimizing pain as well as muscle tension and facilitating the body’s natural healing and detoxifying process.


Reflexology will often hurt when the congested reflex areas are treated and in no way resembles a foot massage. As the condition improves with several reflexology sessions, so will the soreness on the corresponding reflexes. Pain on a specific reflex is always brief and only lasts as long as the reflexologist is applying pressure. Pain is always kept at bearable levels. The well-trained reflexologist will adapt their pressure to the pain levels of the patient. They will also teach the patient deep breathing techniques (deep breathing releases endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killer) in order to reduce the pain sensation.

Who should not have a reflexology treatment?

* Long term diabetics and those with poor circulation in their feet.

* Anyone suffering from blood clots.

* Severe congestive heart failure.

* Athletes foot fungus, shingles, or other contagious infections.

* Broken bones in the foot and ankle, hand and wrist area.

* Any condition of the foot and hand area that requires medical attention.

DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms or need health advice, please consult a healthcare professional.