Reflexology is one of the fastest growing complementary therapies in the UK and a core treatment at The Mason Clinic. Reflexology can help relieve pain, tension and improve circulation. It is said to promote the natural function, improving the general feeling of well-being. Often used to complement traditional medicine; some cancer sufferers turn to reflexology to counter the side-effects of their treatment.
Reflexology has its roots in the East. Evidence suggests forms of reflexology were practised in ancient Egypt, India and China. Although nobody is certain, reflexology is thought to work in a similar way to acupuncture, helping the body to re-balance its energy flow or Qi. Pressure is applied to specific points of the feet and hands which are ‘mapped’ to specific parts of the body, restoring function to those parts.
Our reflexologists don’t claim to be able to cure all, however a number of disorders have been successfully treated using this therapy. These include back pain, sinus problems, migraine, tension and stress-related issues, fertility problems, baby inducement, hormonal imbalances, breathing, digestive and circulatory problems. The majority of our patients find their treatment beneficial and relaxing.
On your first visit, your reflexologist will undertake a detailed review of your medical history. You will then be asked to remove your shoes and socks and be seated in a reclining position. Your reflexologist will examine your feet before starting a firm and precise massaging motion with either thumb or fingers. You are likely to feel local areas of tenderness. These correspond with parts of the body that are out of balance. The degree of tenderness will be an indicator of how out of balance the corresponding part of the body actually is. Sensitivity varies from person to person, but the whole process should not be too uncomfortable.
Reflexology can help a wide range of conditions. If you don’t see your problem listed here, please ask.