Reflexology is based on the principle that there are specific areas on the feet that relate to organs and systems of the body. Using massage and pressure techniques on these areas can optimise physical and emotional health and allows insight into the health of the body. While a reflexologist will usually work on the feet it is also possible to use hands or face to achieve the same results.
The therapy helps to induce a deep relaxation, improve circulation and to stimulate the body's natural self healing mechanisms.
Reflexology is a safe and gentle treatment that can be received by anyone at any age, including babies, and can work alongside treatment and medication from doctors. However, there may be times when a doctor's permission is requested for a Reflexology treatment or when it may be preferable to use another therapy.
Facial Reflexology provides all of the same health promoting qualities as reflexology on the feet and hands. It can be used as an alternative if there is a reason why feet or hands cannot be used, for example arthritic pain, or it can be used simply as a matter of preference.
As well as promoting health, facial reflexology also provides a natural face lift. It smooths, sculpts the contours, lifts and tightens the muscles and leaves a glowing complexion.
Aromareflex is a treatment that combines the use of Aromatherapy essential oils within a Reflexology session. The therapeutic benefits of Aromatherapy in supporting physical and emotional health result from inhalation of the essential oils used and from massaging essential oils blends into the skin.
Using the essential oil blends on the feet and legs within a Reflexology treatment can help with:
The use of aromatherapy oils in this way adds another powerful dimension to the healing effect of a reflexology session.