What is reflexology?

Reflexology is a non-intrusive therapy founded on the belief that your feet and hands are a reflection of your body systems - where specific areas (called reflexes) correspond to all organs, glands and parts of the body. By applying gentle pressure to these reflexes, it can help the body restore its own healthy balance.

Reflexology aims to treat the individual as a whole, creating a state of harmony in both body and mind. It has the benefit of also being a deeply relaxing therapy, and during periods of relaxation the body takes the opportunity to heal, restore and energise itself.

Reflexology is suitable for all ages, from baby to adult, and can be helpful for acute conditions or long-term and recurring conditions. It is important to note that reflexology does not diagnose or cure and treats the person as a whole, not merely the condition. As a complementary therapy it should not be considered an alternative to conventional medicine.

The benefits of reflexology


Reflexology is a great way of maintaining your body's healthy balance and general well-being, reducing the stresses and tensions that come with busy lifestyles and giving you a space to just 'be'.


Reflexology can induce a deep state of relaxation which helps relieve tension and aids circulation, increasing the flow of nutrients, oxygen and energy to all parts of the body and helping with the removal of toxins.


While it is not a cure, reflexology can be particularly helpful in managing many health conditions, especially constant or recurring ones that we may have come to accept as being a normal part of life.

©Julie Lloyd

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