Reflexology involves massaging and applying pressure to specific points of the feet and hands. It’s thought to work through a connection between points in those areas (reflexes) and all of the organs and systems of the body. It’s hypothesised that it helps the body to re-balance. To improve its level of well-being by boosting the body’s own healing reactions.
Generally people will find that it works at an individual level. Some people consider its benefits to be exceptional, some find it good and very occasionally there will be a negligible response. Everybody is different and every treatment is different. That’s one of the fundamental rules of holistic therapy.
Reflexology is thought to help with mood improvement, relaxation, sleep, tension release. It may also make health problems appear less significant, leading to recipients feeling better overall.
It is useful to give feedback to the reflexologist as this may show the response of your body to treatment. This in turn might help the reflexologist to tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs.After one or two treatments your body may respond in a very noticeable way. Most people note a sense of well-being and relaxation; however, sometimes people report feeling lethargic, nauseous or tearful, but this is usually transitory and reflexologists believe that it is part of the healing process.