Reflexology in Hexham
Reflexology is used to alleviate stress levels and improve the body’s systems and overall function through the controlled application of light pressure to certain points of the feet, ears, and hands.
Reflexology is similar to acupuncture in that it provides pressure to the body to relieve tension. However, reflexology concentrates primarily on the feet, hands, and ears rather than the whole body, and is a non-invasive treatment as it does not involve needles.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a qualified therapist who will assist you in determining whether reflexology is the appropriate treatment for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are The Benefits of Reflexology?
While reflexology is commonly associated with supporting cancer patients, it also has a wide range of advantages for other common conditions. Some of the benefits of reflexology are:
- Boosting the immune system
- Fighting off colds and bacterial infections
- Reducing back problems and muscle or joint pain
- Resolving hormonal imbalances
- Overcoming infertility
- Reducing digestion problems
What Conditions Does Reflexology Help With?
The primary goal of a reflexology treatment is to relieve stress, but research is currently being conducted to determine additional advantages of reflexology. Some of the ailments that reflexology can help with are:
- Fatigue associated with Multiple Sclerosis
What Happens During Reflexology Treatment?
A reflexology appointment will start with an assessment with your therapist to discuss your general health and goals of treatment. Each session lasts 60 minutes and includes the application of oil and gentle pressure to specific pressure points of the feet, hands, and ears. It is anticipated that you will feel energised after the session.
What Is the Difference Between Reflexology and Massage?
Reflexology relies on mapping locations on the body and applying moderate pressure with the thumbs or fingers to localised pressure points of the feet, hands, and ears.
A massage, on the other hand, works the muscles and surrounding tissue using various kneading techniques to release tension, improve circulation and overall well being. Sports massage therapy employs varied tissue pressure to increase blood flow, reduce muscle tightness, and increase your overall range of movement.
Who Shouldn’t Have Reflexology?
If you are recovering from a foot injury it is advised that you avoid reflexology treatment, as the pressure applied during treatment could restrict blood flow. Reflexology is also often not recommended for people who have blood clots, and pregnant women.
Get in touch today to discuss your symptoms, and our friendly team will be on hand to recommend the most suitable treatment route for you.