Reflexology Treatments in Harpenden and St Albans

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a non-invasive complementary therapy that involves applying gentle pressure to the feet and hands. Many people find it very effective in promoting relaxation and wellbeing. 

Reflexology is similar to acupuncture and acupressure in that it uses certain points on the feet and hands that correspond to your organs and glands. Pressing and massaging these points optimises the flow of energy within the body.

Reflexology helps many people to:

  • Reduce pain
  • Relieve stress
  • Sleep better
  • Have better circulation

What to expect from a Reflexology treatment

Joanne will start by asking questions about your health, what you eat, your lifestyle, and any conditions you have. Your answers will help her to decide where to focus your treatment - which points of your feet and/or hands. This is also the time to ask any questions you have.

You’ll be asked to relax on the treatment couch. You’ll stay fully clothed, but wear something comfortable as this helps you to relax.

The first step is to gently rub soothing oil or cream on your feet. Next, Joanne will apply mild to moderate pressure on one foot at a time using different techniques. She may return to certain pressure points a second time, but will cover the entire area during the session, not just the points connected to any trouble spots you might have.

Sessions are usually 30 or 60 minutes long. You may feel so relaxed that you fall asleep, or you could feel a rush of emotions as energy moves through your body. 

After your reflexology treatment

Following your Reflexology treatment, you could feel energised or have a sense of calm.

Try to rest after your Reflexology session. This helps the treatment work to its full potential and allows your body to begin the balancing/healing process. Avoid tea, coffee and alcohol as these are stimulants and will reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.

Call 01582 218586 to find out more about how Reflexology can help you.