About Reflexology in Widcombe

How it works

Reflexology has probably been around, in one form or another, for thousands of years. The basic principle of modern reflexology is that the feet and hands work as a map, or mirror, of the whole body. It operates on the basis that the whole body, from head to toe, is connected. By manipulating and applying pressure to certain parts of the feet or hands, which we call reflexes, corresponding and connected parts of the body will benefit. Any body system can be accessed and stimulated by massaging the corresponding area of the foot.

footmap-plantar

Areas of tenderness, congestion or puffiness may indicate a problem in the corresponding part of the body. Working the appropriate part of the foot can start to break down any blockages and help your system deeply relax.

The aim is to help restore the body to a balanced state, and stimulate the body’s own healing system

Meditation and Reflexology

Reflexology and meditation are natural partners. They both provide a deep level of rest. By receiving a reflexology treatment, you are helping your body to relax, which in turn encourages the natural healing process.

I have found that the more relaxed and open I am as a therapist, the easier it is for my clients to relax. This doesn’t mean that we can’t talk. Sometimes you may want to talk during a treatment, and that may be exactly what you need at that time. Other times you may want to relax into silence, or even meditation, and a deeper level of rest. If you haven’t meditated before, I am happy to explore meditation with you if you wish to. I respect your mood and needs.

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Practicalities

Reflexology is a non-invasive form of therapy, which involves working on the feet or hands. I mainly work on the feet, and you just need to remove your shoes and socks. I may also touch certain points on your hand. You will lie back in a comfortable reclining chair, which allows you to relax, and me to reach your feet.

Reflexology Maps

Are you interested in learning a little more about Reflexology? You can explore the Reflexology Foot and Handmaps by clicking on their images below. (These open in a new window and take you to the Association of Reflexologists website.)

Reflexology Footmap

Reflexology Handmap

Treatment Information

If you've like to learn more about what happens in a treatment session, take a look at the Treatment information page

Contact Siân Griffith and book an appointment

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