Reflexology is the latest treatment we have on offer. Reflexology can be administered on it’s own or in compliment with one of our massage treatments. As with all of our treatments we can see you at our location or if you cannot get to us for whatever reason we do offer a mobile service ands can always travel to you.
Reflexology is a type of massage that involves applying different amounts of pressure to the feet, hands, and ears. It’s based on a theory that these body parts are connected to certain organs and body systems. People who practice this technique are called reflexologists.
Reflexologists believe that applying pressure to these parts offers a range of health benefits.
There are a few different theories about how reflexology works.
In traditional Chinese medicine
Reflexology rests on the ancient Chinese belief in qi (pronounced “chee”), or “vital energy.” According to this belief, qi flows through each person. When a person feels stressed, their body blocks qi.
This can cause an imbalance in the body that leads to illness. Reflexology aims to keep qi flowing through the body, keeping it balanced and disease free.
In Chinese medicine, different body parts correspond with different pressure points on the body. Reflexologists use maps of these points in the feet, hands, and ears to determine where they should apply pressure.
They believe their touch sends energy flowing through a person’s body until it reaches the area in need of healing.
In the 1890s, British scientists found that nerves connect the skin and internal organs. They also found that the body’s entire nervous system tends to adjust to outside factors, including touch.
A reflexologist’s touch may help to calm the central nervous system, promoting relaxation and other benefits just like any form of massage.
Others believe that the brain creates pain as a subjective experience. Sometimes, the brain reacts to physical pain. But in other cases, it may create pain in response to emotional or mental distress.
Some believe that reflexology can reduce pain through calming touch, which may help to improve someone’s mood and reduce stress.
Zone theory is another belief that some use to explain how reflexology works. This theory holds that the body contains 10 vertical zones. Each zone contains different body parts and corresponds to specific fingers and toes.
Practitioners of the zone theory believe that touching these fingers and toes allows them to access every body part in a particular zone.
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Reflexology is linked to many potential benefits, but only a few of them have been evaluated in scientific studies.
So far, there’s limited evidence that reflexology may help to:
1.reduce stress and anxiety
4.improve general well-being
In addition, people have reported that reflexology helped them:
5.boost their immune system
7.get over colds and bacterial infections
8.clear up sinus issues
9.recover from back problems
10.correct hormonal imbalances
13.ease arthritis pain
14.treat nerve problems and numbness from cancer drugs (peripheral neuropathy)
Please find below the most frequently asked questions and answers. If you can’t find an answer to a specific question you may have, please feel free to drop this to us via our contact form and a member of our team will be in touch. Thank you.
The initial consultation will involve us taking down your details, your medical history, carrying out some mobility tests and providing treatment within the remaining time. The consultation is booked in for 1 hour and is advised that you get there 15 minutes early to make a start on filling in the consultation form.
We respect the dignity of our clients and we advise that you to wear appropriate undergarments for the treatment.
Yes of course, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible and please feel free to bring a chaperone. If you don’t have someone available, a chaperone of your gender choice can be provided for you at no extra cost.
Yes, our appointment booking system allows you to see the diary of our therapists in real time. All you have to do is select a slot and your appointment is confirmed. Please note that where we are travelling to you it may be necessary to slightly adjust the treatment start time to allow for travel.
With our booking system you will have access to an app which allows you to reschedule appointments, provided you have allowed the sufficient notice period. You will be sent reminders via SMS and email so you have plenty of notice to remind you about your appointment. You can always call the therapist to discuss any last minute emergencies.
The intensity of the treatment will be adjusted as we always ask for your feedback whilst treatment is being administered. Whilst some level of discomfort is expected dependant on the nature of your injury we respect individuals have different pain thresholds and adjust our techniques accordingly.
You will have some tenderness after treatment and this is absolutely normal. Slight bruising (normally redness) can occur and is dependant on factors such as hydration levels.
We advise that you drink plenty of water and stay hydrated in the run up to treatment. You can eat a couple hours before your treatment time.
We will advise you to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated, you can take over the counter pain killers for any pain. We also advise that you do not eat anything for 2 hours after treatment to allow the blood to continue circulation to the treatment areas and avoid any strenuous activity for at least 24 hours after.
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We are proud and honoured to announce that we have been chosen to provide sports massage therapy to all clients at Apollo Health and Fitness.
Apollo Health and Fitness are a leading provider of Personal Training and body transformations and together we will be able to provide and all round service to their clients so that they remain in peak condition during and after their transformation journey.
This is exciting as this is our first partnership where we will be offering a service to others and after months of successful trials, we went live with this service from 01st February 2020.