Reflexology

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Reflexology

Reflexology is a type of therapy that involves the application of gentle pressure to different areas of the feet and hands to help support the body’s healing and revitalising processes. Reflexology can be used as a form of stress relief, bringing a sense of balance and wellbeing and helping to support the natural function of the immune system.

How Does Reflexology Work?

By applying pressure to reflexes on the hands or feet, a trained Reflexologist is able to detect any imbalances which may be the result of stress, illness or injury. The Reflexologist can then work on these reflexes, incorporating meridian points (acupuncture points) and advanced techniques, with the aim of initiating a beneficial response in a corresponding area of the body and encouraging your body to achieve ‘homeostasis’.

Foot Reflexology

All the systems of the body are worked on through the feet – musculoskeletal, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, nervous, and lymphatic.
During a foot reflexology session, your Reflexologist will apply pressure to the reflex points, and use this to observe areas in the body which are experiencing pain, stress or tension. They can then manipulate the feet gently, which may result in a beneficial effect for those parts of the body. Each area of the foot corresponds with a different part of the body, for example:

The ball of the foot relates to the chest
The heel relates to the lower back
The arch of the foot relates to the different digestive organs

Your reflexologist will discuss any areas of concern with you, and pay particular attention to those during your session.

Hand Reflexology

Hand reflexology also offers a whole host of benefits, with one of the main ones being relaxation. Reflexology also works to alleviate aches and pains throughout the body such as headaches, back and shoulder pain and more. It can have a significant positive effect on those with certain medical conditions.
Gently working to relieve lactic acid build up, it promotes healing which is great for those who enjoy working out to help speed up recovery time. There is a huge range of other benefits, including but not limited to:

Correcting physical imbalances
Easing anxiety
Reducing tiredness
Regulating blood flow
Relieving sinuses

Reflexologists will need to apply more pressure to your hand than they would your foot due to the reflex points being much deeper in this area of your body.

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Reflexology50 Mins£48

What Our Patients Think

Excellent service and excellent staff. Very good with me and my problem. I would highly recommend them if you have any problems with the NHS podiatry service which I had.

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Our podiatrist was excellent. He resolved my injury quickly and professionally and explained what he was doing clearly in a breezy and down to earth way.

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What Our Patients Think

Excellent service and excellent staff. Very good with me and my problem. I would highly recommend them if you have any problems with the NHS podiatry service which I had.

RICHARD STARR

Our podiatrist was excellent. He resolved my injury quickly and professionally and explained what he was doing clearly in a breezy and down to earth way.

JEREMY COLE

Excellent service, very pleasant consultant, very knowledgeable and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

NEIL HUTCHINSON

FAQs

Foot reflexology is extremely relaxing – you may even fall asleep during your session! It isn’t ticklish and your reflexologist can alter their touch and pressure depending on your preference.

If you have an existing condition you may experience some discomfort when this is touched, although this should ease over time with more reflexology sessions. For a fuller answer please check out or blog post which goes into more details.

Some of the benefits of reflexology include:

  • Stress relief – this type of therapy is naturally calming and a superb method of combating stress. During your reflexology session, endorphins are released into the body which reduce anxiety, with many clients reporting a much more restful sleep after their appointment.
  • Athletic performance and mindset – reflexology can boost blood flow to injured areas, leading to faster healing.
Generally, reflexology is very safe and effective. However, if you have any concerns, you should discuss this with your reflexologist or with your doctor prior to treatment.
Hand reflexology can be just as effective as foot reflexology, whilst often remaining more convenient too. The reflex points within your hands are a lot deeper than in the feet, so more pressure must be applied during hand reflexology to get the same results. If you want to discuss the benefits of either with a member of our team, we’re always happy to help.
The number of treatments you will need is dependent on your issue or condition and what you are hoping to achieve through reflexology. Your reflexologist will be able to advise the best course of action.
Reflexologists don’t cure, diagnose, or prescribe and reflexology isn’t an alternative to medical treatment, but it can be utilised alongside your other therapeutics to ease symptoms.
We advise that you don’t drink alcohol or have any large meals before coming to your reflexology sessions.
At Northwich Foot Clinic, our trained clinical reflexologist is highly skilled in providing a gentle, relaxing and holistic experience. Whatever your goals from your reflexology appointment – or if you just want to try it for the first time – we will be able to help. You can book your appointment by calling us on 01606 45077.