Reflexology helps to activate the healing powers of the body. The feet contain reflex points that correspond to all the major organs, glands and body parts.
There is evidence that it has been around for thousands of years, having been practised in the Far East, India and Egypt. In the early 20th Century it was being practised in the USA and then introduced to Europe and the UK in the 1960s.
It works by the practitioner using their thumbs to 'walk' across all reflex areas of the feet.
Massage techniques will also be used to promote relaxation.
Benefits can include:
Reduce stress, anxiety and tension
Induce deep relaxation
Help to eliminate waste
Promote a feeling of well-being
Revitalise and rebalance
Some people also use it to help them cope with more specific health challenges.