Reflexology is based on the principle that reflex points on the soles, tops, and sides of the feet correspond to different areas of the body. In this way, the feet can be seen as a ‘map’ of the body.
By applying specialised massage techniques to specific reflex points – using the thumbs, fingers and knuckles – the aim of a reflexology treatment is to help restore balance to the body naturally, and improve the client’s general well-being.
Reflexology can help to:
- Relieve anxiety and tension
- Encourage relaxation
- Improve mood and aid sleep
- An effective complementary therapy for pain management
Reflexology is also often used alongside conventional care in hospices, hospitals and other healthcare settings, to help support patients with a variety of conditions.