What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a holistic therapy, it consists of gentle pressure being applied to reflex points on the soles of the feet, ankles and toes.
The impact of this can create a healing process that navigates through the body. Pressure is being applied to over 7,000 nerves in the foot, sending signals through the nerve endings, to the spine and out to corresponding muscles, glands or organs. This releases pressures and blockages in the body, bringing a healthy balance into your system.
Many clients have commented on how relaxing this treatment is, making them feel calm and peaceful, both inside and out.
The treatment itself dates back as far as ancient Egypt, India and China. There is a huge benefit from reflexology as it will search and identify such a wide range of disorders. By identifying these disorders, with help from a therapist, we can begin healing the body and mind. This is also very beneficial if you have trouble sleeping.
|How Much Do These Treatments Cost?|
|60-minute session – £58|
Reflexology is More Than a Foot Massage
Reflexology is often mistaken for just a normal foot massage, however there are some crucial differences.
Although both treatments have major benefits, massage therapy focuses more on the relaxation of muscles, tension relief and the manipulation of tissues. Reflexology targets various pressure points in order to restore the balance of your body and disperse accumulations of calcium and uric acid.
What to Expect From Our Therapy
In our Milton Keynes spa centre, one of our highly trained therapists will begin with a health assessment, learning more about you and your medical history. You will also discuss what you would like from the session, this is where you can tell us about any specific areas you want us to treat, for example: neck, back, legs.
Please let us know if your feet are sensitive, so we can adjust the therapy in order to make it more therapeutic for you. Although, the first session will involve light pressure techniques until you are fully comfortable.
Prior to the therapy, the therapist will use a diagram which allows them to see which pressure points stimulate different muscle tissue. This will help to release energy blockages and tension. From looking at a foot reflexology chart, you will be able to see what organs are targeted from different parts of the feet, toes and ankles.
You will remain fully clothed during the therapy, except for the feet and lower leg. The therapist will begin sanitizing the feet before activating the reflex points.
What is a Reflexology Treatment Like
During the therapy, you will begin to feel a range of sensual feelings, typically warmth within the parts of the body where the pressure points correspond to. The holistic treatment will then come to an end by the therapist performing a calming massage to help you relax.
By the end of the therapy, you should feel extremely relaxed and calm. Be aware of how your body reacts to this holistic treatment, whether it is a pleasurable feeling, or perhaps pain, as everyone can have a different response.
As the therapist is pressing deep into the pressure points, it can be normal to begin to feel hot, with increased sweating around your head, hands and feet. This is a completely normal reaction, do not be phased by this.
How Often Should You Have Reflexology?
We recommend holistic reflexology treatments every week or two weeks, in our Milton Keynes spa centre. Continuous sessions will allow the reflexologist to apply deep pressure into more areas over time.
The more therapy you have, the more benefit it will have on your wellbeing. If you’ve never experienced this type of therapy before, then book an appointment with a therapist for your consultation and first massage. From there, you can book further sessions.
After your consultation, if you feel reflexology is not tailored to benefit you, then feel free to search through our other treatments and find a wide range of therapies better suited for you.
If you are unsure, then don’t hesitate to contact us and speak to a therapist.
Does Reflexology Work?
Clients can sometimes question the benefits of reflexology and how it compares to a standard foot massage, wondering if this type of treatment actually works.
Aside from the positive reviews written by our Milton Keynes clients, there are also a number of studies which indicate reflexology can provide both physical and mental benefits. It is one of the more recommended options for people seeking stress relief and relaxation, along with therapy such as an Indian head massage. This treatment is often described as therapeutic.
Feel free to search through our range of relaxing treatments for a different therapy that doesn’t involve feet, or give us a call for more information.