Reflexology involves the massage and application of pressure to the feet in order to improve the body's natural healing defences. Working on the feet is something that has been around for years and we know that certain cultures did so to promote health.Search AgainRead More About Reflexology
Patrizzia is a fully qualified Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and has been successful in achieving her Masters degree at Kings College London in Advance Practice in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
The initial consultation involves taking details about your history , background and identify the problem areas. The number of sessions will... [read more]
Reflexology treats the mind, body and soul in unison believing the three to be intrisincally linked - if one part suffers then the other parts suffer too. Heal one and the rest will follow...
As a holistic Reflexologist I too believe in treating the whole person to enable the body to... [read more]
My name is Jas, and I am a professionally qualified massage therapist based in Hilton Dartford Bridge, Kent with over 10 years of experience in Reiki, Holistic massage and Swedish massage.
When my parents became seriously ill, I wanted to understand how those illnesses affected their bodies and why massage... [read more]
When I qualified in Reflexology 24 years ago I really did not realise how effective reflexology could be. The experience I have had has led me to feel honoured that I have and am still able to help people in the way they may need. I have met so... [read more]
Alexandra has been a complementary therapist for 30 years now, offering Reflexology, Shiatsu, Indian Head massage, Reiki Healing, Crystal Therapy, Hope Ear candling and Dietary advice . She believes in self healing and self help, which can be initiated by an experienced complementary therapist. So she is there to give you... [read more]
We offer tailor made massage treatments for women trying to conceive, during IVF treatments, as a support during the prenatal period and as a follow up in the first postnatal stages. We recognize that the pregnancy is a long process, and that the pregnant lady's needs are constantly changing.
Reflexology and Shiatsu... [read more]
Ruth Pretty is a highly qualified and experienced Nutrition Therapist, having trained with the prestigious College for Optimum Nutrition in London and is also a trained practitioner for Metabolic Balance weight management. She has extensive experience as a Reflexologist and Aromatherapist and opened her Holistic Clinic in 1992. Ruth's positive and... [read more]
I work as a NHS Complementary Therapy manager providing complementary therapies to patients . I also have my own practice room and practice from various Doctors surgeries .
I am Qualified in Clinical Aromatherapy,
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Laura is a professional Reiki Master Teacher/Therapist and Personal Development Life coach with over 16 years international industry experience. Combining therapies tailor made to treat muscular aches and pains, anxiety, depression, IBS, stress, insomnia or help motivate and guide you to reach your goals and be free of your fears. She... [read more]
Based in Lansdown, Bath - Rosalind has many years' professional experience as a reflexologist since qualifying in 1990. Highly experienced in holistic medicine, with a background in healing and homeopathic training, Rosalind has worked closely alongside acupuncturists, cranial osteopaths and homoeopaths.
She is author of ‘Healing With Reflexology' and ‘Reflexology for Health... [read more]
I have been a therapist for over 15 years practising remedial and holistic therapies and during that time I have worked in clinics gyms, spas, and provided massage therapy at shows and events; I am a fully qualified and insured therapist with The Complementary Therapist Association (CThA) and have a current... [read more]
I have worked in sports and leisure all my life and have always been interested in the body and maintaining good health. I have my own private treatment room at home and work various hours to work around my children and be available for my clients, often hectic lifestyles. I enjoy... [read more]
Reflexology is a very relaxing, non-intrusive complementary therapy. Reflexology works on pressure points on the feet and hands by using a very gentle pressure technique to bring about a sense of deep relaxation, It can lead to increased wellbeing, release of tension, stress and anxiety and improved mood and sleep.
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I am a fully qualified and insured Reflexologist with 13 years experience. I run an established Reiki/Reflexology business in the Scunthorpe and Doncaster areas. I hold sessions in a light and airy room at my home in Belton. For those people who are unable to travel to me, I also work... [read more]
I have been qualified as a Complementary therapist for 14 years, initially with just Reflexology and Body Massage. Since then I have increased the number of therapies I am qualified in, enabling me to combine skills in order to provide a treatment to suit you as an individu
I am a dedicated and professional Complementary Therapist with over 14 years experience working as a mobile therapist in clinics, client's homes, corporate companies and festivals. My current clinic practice is in Surbiton at Ward and Cross.
I became inspired by therapies after a period of illness during my art degree which... [read more]
I am a highly conscientious therapist and am passionate about helping people feel more aligned and connected to their inner peace and wisdom. I work both on a physical and energetic level. I look after myself carefully so that I can provide the best possible treatments for my clients.... [read more]
My beautiful tranquil and peaceful salon based at my home in Rayleigh, Essex offers Beauty Treatments and Holistic Therapies. My name is Jane and I am an Holistic and Beauty therapist with over 16 years experience working with clients. I spend time listening to my clients needs to ensure their needs... [read more]
After 15 years working in the NHS I retrained as a Complementary therapist. I have found the holistic approach to a persons health care very rewarding and I like the more one to one aspect of helping a person to improve their own lifestyle and health problems.
Is anxiety or fear stopping you from living your life to the fullest? If so, I'm here to help. I am a clinical hypnotherapist.
Anxiety can be paralysing and stop you from enjoying everything life has to offer, but with my help, you can overcome it and take back control of... [read more]
Rebecca is warm, welcoming and truly passionate about her work. Your welfare is top of her list. After starting her career as an acupuncturist she has never looked back.
I came into Complementary Therapies in the late nineties by chance and never looked back, enjoying the variety of different treatments I give. I work in Morningside, Edinburgh with good bus links to the city centre and am always updating my knowledge with Professional Development courses. I also offer home visits... [read more]
I am a qualified Reflexologist and full member of the AOR. I am also a fully qualified Hypnotherapist and Kinetic Shift practitioner, I also offer Hypno-Zone Therapy, a pioneering new technique combining Reflexology, Foot Reading and Hypnotherapy. I specialise in helping people with Anxiety, Stress, Fears and Phobias. I work... [read more]
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I offer treatments which are tailored to individual needs by incorporating an in-depth consultation and investigatory session into our first session.
This information is used to create a bespoke treatment plan which is reviewed on a... [read more]
As someone who is passionate about helping others to create positive change, let me help you reach your full potential, drop unwanted habits and dispel limiting self-beliefs. As a practitioner within the field of Hypnotherapy, I am committed towards creating a reflective environment, within which, your specific thoughts, feelings and... [read more]
I have a passion for the way energy affects our bodies/our mindsets. Because of this I have thoroughly enjoyed expanding my knowledge with advanced training in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) with Matrix Reimprinting,Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, Kinetic Shift and NLP along with Reflexology (including maternity and fertility) and energy healing. By... [read more]
JCTherapies is based in Moreton Pinkney, South Northamptonshire, easily accessible from Banbury, Daventry, Brackley, Towcester or Northampton and the surrounding villages. Jean offers Reflexology, Nutritional Therapy, Food Intolerance Tests, Reiki, Indian Head Massage and Ear Candling,
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My name is Donna and I am a professionally qualified and experienced Holistic Health Practitioner of five years.
I offer one to... [read more]
Fertility and Pregnancy Reflexology and Homeopathy in Caversham, Reading
I'm Becca Scott trading as Healing Space. I'm a qualified and insured homeopath and reflexologist offering General Reflexology, Fertility and Pregnancy Reflexology, General Homeopathy and Bach Flower Remedies in Caversham, Reading.
I am a qualified Homeopath and Reflexologist registered with the Alliance of Registered... [read more]
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I know how difficult it can be finding someone you feel comfortable & relaxed with when finding the right therapy, especially if you don't know much about Reflexology, Reiki, or any of the other therapies I offer. With this in... [read more]
I am a holistic therapist with over 12 years experience in the healing and well-being industry.
I truly believe in treating a person as a whole and with that in mind i offer unique sessions which are tailored to each persons individual needs.
By working with a combination of reflexology, Indian... [read more]
Qualified in Reflexology and Craniosacral therapies, Monique (MIFR, VRT, CTEL, CSTA, Dien Chan multi RX) has the expertise and experience to help you restore your natural balance. My caring and intuitive nature, together with my professional experience as a highly qualified nurse, makes me a respected and successful therapist.
Over years of... [read more]
Hi! My name is Helen and I am a Reiki Master/Teacher delivering treatments and workshops in Wantage, Oxfordshire. I run Reiki workshops throughout the year, as well as Oracle and Tarot card workshops, Connecting to Spirit workshops, Spiritual Awakening courses, and meditation, sound healing and Shamanic drumming circles. See my... [read more]
Since first qualifying in massage in 2004, I have continued to train and refine my skills in the healing arts: body, energy, consciousness & life coaching.
Hello my name is Lorraine and I have been practising complementary therapy for over 10 years. I hire a therapy room at Sweet Thyme Therapy Centre, North Shields, NE290JF and appointments are available 9.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday and until 5.00pm on Saturdays. I also work onsite where staff can... [read more]
I have a background in social work and healthcare, specialising in those who have special healthcare needs, disabilities and mental health problems. Having benefited from Complementary Therapies for many years myself, I commenced training in this field ten years ago. I utilised my skills both in private practice and in... [read more]
Kana is a fully qualified, insurred acupuncturist and a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and Chinese Herbal Medicine practitioner. She studied Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine at the University of Westminster, where she gained BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees.
Kana offers gentle Japanese style acupuncture, moxibustion, and classical Chinese... [read more]
Do you have an injury, pain or restriction that is affecting you from your work, or your daily life?
My name is Emily & I love providing heart filled nurturing care, to encourage a quick return to optimum health.
I provide realignment & relaxation treatments & provide self care empowerment tips.... [read more]
Merle Lainjarv PRM
My interest and enthusiasm for natural health and complementary therapies has developed over a long period of time, having personally experienced the benefits of them.
I have a genuine understanding about the effects of stress on an individuals physical and psychological health and wellbeing and the supportive role that holistic... [read more]
I am a Reflexologist based in Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich. I offer Reflexology on the feet, and face, and soon will be offering Hand Reflexology. In addition I offer other therapies including Indian Head Massage and Hopi Ear Candling. I have my own treatment room at my home, which provides... [read more]
Welcome & thank you for your interest in holistic health! I practice Homeopathy, Usui Reiki, traditional foot Reflexology, Maternity Reflexology, and am one of only a few practitioners registered in Norfolk to practice the Reflexology Lymph Drainage technique (for the swelling of primary & secondary Lymphoedema) developed and researched by... [read more]
Do you feel stressed?, do you feel lethargic?, do you have trouble sleeping? Then read on…
my name is Helen Taylor and I run Helen's Holistic Therapies. I am a, Reflexologist, Reiki Master and teacher and Hopi Candle Practitioner. I am based in Stapleford, Nottingham and the wellbeing lounge... [read more]
"Elizabeth has the ability to bring calm and peace to your life and her treatments are effective but blissful.
Just being in Elizabeth's calming presence makes you feel at peace and loved. " (Laila L - Cheltenham)
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Hello, I'm Jayne and I am a certified practitioner in Shiatsu, Reiki and Reflexology. I have been in practice since 2004 and am a practising member of the Shiatsu Society. My interest in therapies started in 2004 when I first started my Reiki training. After that the bug to continue learning... [read more]
I am a qualified lymphoedema specialist and holistic practitioner in practice in Cardiff since 1998.
I have 14 years of experience of working within the local health service as a medically qualified specialist lymphoedema practitioner. I am experienced in all aspects of treatment and on going care of diagnosed primary... [read more]
I am a Bodymaster Practitioner, Sports Therapist, Remedial Massage Therapist & Holistic Therapist. I am also qualified to use Acupuncture for musculoskeletal conditions and just obtained the FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine.
I assess, treat and help rehabilitate to relieve pain from injuries and chronic conditions, restore function and improve... [read more]
Sakina has over 20 years of experience as a practitioner. She have a wide range of skills and experience which enable her to provide a unique, holistic service to her clients. She has helped many clients who gained relief from stress-related conditions, and other conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's and... [read more]
I became interested in complementary therapy when I developed cervical spondylosis (crumbling of the spine). I realised I could not continue with the very large doses of painkillers I had been prescribed and looking for a suitable complementary therapy that could help my condition, I found Reiki. 6 months after... [read more]
I am experienced and empathetic specialist in holistic therapy, who has always worked alongside clients with genuine enthusiasm of the use of complementary and therapeutic intervention to benefit the client's well-being.
I have a proven successes in supporting individuals, from teenagers to adults and community groups, to facilitate their emotional and... [read more]
I am a Clinical Reflexologist trained at the established Anaharta School in LIncoln.
I offer Reflexology treatments from my clinic in Nottingham or mobile treataments at home or workplace.
Areas covered anywhere in Nottingham and ,Nottinghamshire . Monthly at Woodhall Spa LIncolnshire.
"I look forward to meeting... [read more]
Hello, I'm Winniefred Carneiro, M.A, the founder of Wynsworld Therapies.
I've been in private practice for over 20 years starting on my route of personal development in 1994.
As a Transformational Catalyst I assist clients to overcome difficult challenges and who are looking for holistic and practical solutions to create a balanced... [read more]
Liat D'Elia's NMF Clinics are in Canterbury & Faversham Kent. She provides professional reflexology therapy for issues arising from fertility, pregnancy, hormonal imbalance, manopause symptoms and IVF along with therapeutic massage and lymphatic drainage.
Liat is a leading natural practitioner of reflexology and massage. As a specialist in women's hormonal... [read more]
Whether it's stress, health or weight issues, let me help you to regain your health & vitality. I use a combination of my unique skills and experience as a therapist for 30 years to tailor a bespoke treatment plan for your own individual needs. I have seen very many clients presenting... [read more]
I enjoy being useful and helping others.
I am a qualified and insured Complementary and Holistic therapist. I am a Mindfulness teacher and was taught by a Mindfulness practitioner Buddhist Monk.
I have an enhanced DBS and support people with learning disabilities.
I am a volunteer community Mediator.
Fully qualified reflexologist offering maternity treatment, reflexology lymph drainage and assisted conception reflexology.
I am fully mobile allowing clients to relax after treatment, I make no additional charge for mileage. I have daytime and evening appointments to suit your busy schedule.
My name is Lulu and I am a self employed Complementary Therapist in the Glasgow area. My business name is I Love Holistics. I'm friendly and easy to get along with. I have petsonally experienced many of the strains and traumas that many of us face in our... [read more]
I am a busy wife , mother, and grandmother, and am passionate about human potential. I believe it is our birthright to feel comfortable, safe and happy, and it is our personal responsibility to ensure that these things are present in our lives. Our Health and Wellbeing is down to the... [read more]
I am a Rapid Transformarional Therapy Practitioner (RTT) and EFT Practitioner (Emotional Freeedom Technique) with over 15 years of experience in the health and wellbeing field. I also offer physical treatments such as massage, reflexology, as well as healing.
Whether you are feeling tense and stressed or would like some support... [read more]
After working as a Registered Nurse for the previous twenty years Catherine's path has now taken her down the holistic route. Catherine has always had an interest in holistic therapies and previously completed her level 1 and 2 Reiki training but then decided to train as a reflexologist after experiencing first... [read more]
I have a sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology . I studied for an ITEC diploma in massage in 1999. Since then I have been dedicated to alleviating stress tension and muscular pain through Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point and Swedish Massage techniques. I am passionate... [read more]
I trained with the National College of Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy an Organisation Accredited to Higher Education, Member of the National Register of Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy.... The use of Hypnotherapy coupled with Psychotherapy leads to a more deeper understanding of one's problems, therefore the time spent in Therapy is less. Clients... [read more]
I'm a Medical Herbalist, Reflexology and Massage Therapist with over 25 years experience. My treatment is tailored specifically to the individual and incorporates a combination of these therapies to achieve holistic results. Delivered with care and compassion, the aim of treatment is to restore optimum balance in a natural way.... [read more]
I have always had an interest in alternative therapies and had my first reflexology treatment several years ago at a conference! I was amazed how the practitioner was able to tell me I had a problem with my eyes and I should go to the opticians. I followed her advice and... [read more]
I've been running my own therapy business for over 20 years now, practicing Bowen Technique, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Australian Flower Essences with a huge variety of clients. My specialities have included helping women with fertility issues, treating children, anxiety and depression.
I find that many... [read more]
I have been always passionate about alternative remedies and essential oils. My aim is to give natural and effective course of treatment to restore the client's health by combining a holistic massage, aromatherapy and reflexology into synergy of a treatment to suit client's individual needs. Aromatherapy and reflexology, can both bring... [read more]
Hello, my name is Liz Pegg and I am an Osteopath, Naturopath & Reflexologist with over 24 years experience. My practice is family friendly.
I treat all ages, including babies and children. I run a Mother and Baby clinic, & treat women throughout pregnancy. Using a combination of gentle cranial and structural... [read more]
With over 10 years experience as a complementary therapist and a wealth of knowledge about the human anatomy Christine will provide you with a treatment tailored to your requirements. She is caring, compassionate and will take real care of you. She takes a holistic approach to your care by trying to... [read more]
I offer healing, therapeutic, aromatherapy massage, reflexology and EFT/Matrix Reimprinting. I qualified for massage over 15 years ago and use the other therapies I have learnt within the massage.
Aromatherapy massage using essential oils includes some reflexology and some Thai hand and foot massage. A wonderful heated couch and client room... [read more]
If you're looking for ultimate relaxation and a healthier and more radiant you, then you've come to the right place. Based in Bermondsey (South-East London), I offer a range of complementary therapies, individually tailored to suit your needs - from a youth-enhancing and confidence building Rejuvenating Facial Massage to a healing... [read more]
Esther has been registered with The Association of Colon Hydrotherapists (ARCH) since February 2008. This organisation sets the standard for best practice in the UK, and demands the very highest requirements for qualification and registration. Esther has been a complementary medicine therapist for over 20 years and is a registered... [read more]
I am a fully qualified reflexologist based in East Molesey, Surrey. I am fully insured and a member of the Association of Reflexologists. The membership and training are recognised to the highest of standards. I am also a fully qualified Maternity Reflexologist having trained with the... [read more]
Nightingale Therapy, for Complementary Therapies, was set up in July 2005 by Katie Page. I am a fully qualified and insured Reflexologist offering Reflexology, Indian Head, Reflexology for Lymphatic Drainage, Hopi Candle Treatments and Eastern Acupressure Facial Massage, Thai Foot Maasage and Tibetan Hand and Arm Massage.
With the launch of the... [read more]
Hello my name is Lisa Anguish and I am a fully qualified reflexologist, counsellor, hypnotherapist, and holistic therapist offering treatments including Indian Head Massage and Ear Candling. I am also fully qualified in Reproflexology, a highly specialised holistic treatment, dedicated to tackling infertility and to enhancing fertility through reflexology.
As a... [read more]
I have been a complementary therapist since 1998 following a career in laboratories. I had completed an Open University Degree in Maths, Physics and Environment followed by a Masters in Environmental Management. During this time I suffered a series of bad backs and was recommended to a local osteopath, Stephen Ling,... [read more]
Hi I'm Lynn and I have over 25 years experience as a registered mental health nurse as well as a private therapist and trainer.
Although I can offer a range of therapies including Clinical Hypnotherapy, EFT, NLP, Reflexology and Reiki, my main specialism is supporting people who are experiencing anxiety, chronic... [read more]
We are a holistic and naturopathic clinic and training centre offering a wide variety and treatments, therapies and products to treat the whole person. We are passionate about improving and supporting the health of our patients. Treating the body as a whole and finding the root cause of disease is... [read more]
I have run my own Retreat in Brittany, France for 12 years. I have now relocated back to Seaton, East Devon where I have my own Holistic Wellbeing Centre overlooking the sea. I am a professional Tarot Card reader and work for Psychic TV as well as attending fairs and regular... [read more]
I have worked in sports and health all my life and have always been interested in the body, nutrition and maintaining good health. I have my own treatment room and work various hours to work around my clients, often hectic lifestyles. I enjoy a challenge and get great satisfaction when someone... [read more]
Hello, my name is Jidapha, and I was born in Thailand. I have been immersed in massage for as long as I can remember - I have attained qualification to Master Trainer and it is so fulfilling to be able to teach the art, and to oversee students gain certification.... [read more]
Hello my name is Suzy Berry, I am a highly skilled holistic therapist trained in a variety of therapies to give people tailored treatments to suit specific issues or just a chance to relax and unwind.
I've set up Serene Senses to help a wide variety of people with energy balancing... [read more]
Hi, welcome to my profile.
I am a fully qualified massage therapist offering advanced skills. My therapy room is home-based which offers a friendly and private environment with appointments available outside of normal working hours. I offer appointments most days from 10am - 9pm, including Sundays.
With a background in academics and competitive... [read more]
Are you seeking a way to deal with chronic pain, recover from injury or simply maintain your flexibility?
David draws on a variety of treatments that are relaxing, effective and tailored to your needs.
Based in Sandy, Bedfordshire
Therapy Rooms at Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living
With a desire to increase my overall well-being and life balance, I felt drawn to Reiki (a traditional Japanese system) which I first studied as a method for self-healing, by completing Shoden level, 1st Degree, moving to Okuden, Level 2 and then Shinpiden, Level 3. This rapidly proved to be not... [read more]
Loraine qualified as a Bowen therapist with the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia in 2003. She attends regular continued professional development courses that both enhance her skills and develop her knowledge of how the Bowen Technique can help many different aliments and conditions. Loraine is passionate about her work... [read more]
Chhaya's interest in Complementary Medicine developed whilst working in training and management roles over 20 years ago. Her interest led her to explore a wide range of Complementary Therapies extensively. She has established a successful practice in clinics based at Ealing and Twickenham, West London, which offers a range of complementary... [read more]
My passion is reflexology. Since I trained, I have treated a wide range of clients for a wide variety of reasons. Reflexology is a wonderful ancient therapy and may benefit you by reducing stress and tension, improving sleep and generally giving a sense of wellbeing and mood improvement.... [read more]
I have been practicing complimentary therapies for the past 12 years and love working closely with my clients to help them regain a sense of balance in their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing. All the therapies I share embrace the concept that we are all beautiful bundles of energy, compressed... [read more]
I am Christine Sutton, an experienced Complementary therapist. I work in partnership with my husband Philip Davis from our home based practice in Solihull, West Midlands.
My background is in medical research and I have also run a successful private Chiropody practice before moving into holistic work 10 years ago.
I believe very... [read more]
I am a fully qualified and insured professional massage therapist and reflexologist providing quality treatments in Orpington or mobile to your door.
My aim is to lower your stress levels , ease your aches and pains and promote restful sleep.
All treatments are tailor made to suit each clients requirements after an initial... [read more]
I am a mobile Complementary Therapist and travel to your home or workplace within a 20 mile radius of the G67
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Is life stressing you out? Are the old ways of coping just not doing it any more? You need to call someone in to help you to de-stress and to offer you alternative solutions. That’s me.
I’m a gifted healer. I’ve been helping others all of my working life. I am... [read more]
I am a Professional Reflexology & Reiki Practitioner, having gained a Level 5 Mastership in Clinical Reflexology, which is the highest level, I am based in Winsford and cover the local area including Middlewhich, Northwich and the surrounding areas. I also offer Mobile, or Work place treatments. I have a... [read more]
I first qualified in massage therapy over 15 years ago. I combine all the techniques I have learned to provide a massage that is effective and also feels good. Every massage is different, tailored to whatever is needed by the individual on the day.
I live in Hurstpierpoint and can... [read more]
I help you to make the changes that you choose. Each session we will work to identify the most important issues that you feel is important to you, explore and identify the positive changes you have made and together personally structure your session to accommodate and benefit you the most... I... [read more]
Welcome to Driftaway. My name is Lorraine; I am happily married with three daughters, one son and five grandchildren.
Driftaway was established in 1999 and my passion for holistic treatments began when one of my children developed an autoimmune problem.
As any mother, I wanted to do the best I possibly could. By... [read more]
Reflexology involves the massage and application of pressure to the feet in order to improve the body's natural healing defences. Working on the feet is something that has been around for years and we know that certain cultures did so to promote health.
Zone therapy came about in the early twentieth century where the body was divided into 10 vertical zones, 5 on the left and 5 on the right with these zones relating to all parts of the body within each zone. Reflexology as a term came about in the 1930's with a lady called Eunice Ingram who, using zone therapy on patients, felt the feet to be the most sensitive and responsive area to access the rest of the body. She then went on to map the entire body onto the feet and discovered that using different pressures on various points had specific therapeutic effects, especially with pain reduction. By working on the feet the many different nerve endings that connect with organs and glands can be reached. It is in this way that the benefits of reflexology can felt.
Within the foot there are 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons and ligaments and muscles, along with a few thousand nerve endings; so having a treatment is also working directly upon them and can have a deeply relaxing effect. This can be beneficial just in itself, by reducing stress and giving you a grounded feeling, but it can help revitalize your energy as well. It can also stimulate circulation, with the feet being the farthest point from the heart, and encourage blood flow. By working on the reflex points reflexology can be helpful with many different things, for example the toes correspond to the head and neck so by working on them it can help to relieve headaches and migraines. The balls of the feet correspond to the chest and lungs so can help with respiratory problems and asthma.
When having a treatment, the client is lying on a couch or chair with their socks off and their feet being worked upon.
Treatment will begin with an initial consultation where the reflexologist will ask about your lifestyle and health. This will help determine whether treatment is suitable and if so, what kind. This will be followed by light massage of the feet and sometimes the hands. The initial consultation is likely to last an hour and each subsequent session is likely to last 45 to 60 minutes.
Reflexology is currently unregulated. This means there are no laws which stipulate what, if any, qualifications and experience are required. Practitioners can join a professional association and they do require members to provide proof of qualifications, as well as adhering to a Code of Ethics and Conduct. Reflexology professional associations include:
All reflexologists have indicated they are members of a professional body, however it advised you also make the necessary checks.
Our Reflexology description was kindly supplied by Louise Powell.