Reflexology at Vale Therapies…

I never cease to be amazed at the effectiveness of Reflexology. It is an ancient treatment, beloved by the Egyptians and Ancient Chinese. In fact its roots are in Chinese acupuncture. The theory of reflexology is that systems and organs of the body are mapped out on the feet. If you consider that the feet have over 7,000 nerve endings it is easy to understand why! When pressure is applied to specific points on the feet, (with thumbs, fingers and knuckles), balance can be restored to the corresponding areas in the body, by clearing congestion from the neural pathways and breaking down waste deposits of calcium and uric acid that can be felt on the feet. The treatment helps to bring homeostasis, or balance to the body’s systems, to enable more effective functioning. The Ancient Chinese believed that this form of acupressure restored the flow of life energy or “Qi” to the body. There are many theories surrounding reflexology, but positive results from this treatment have been well documented over centuries and it is known to soothe the nervous system. It is true that our bodies function and heal better when in a relaxed state. Whatever you may believe about this deeply relaxing treatment, it is certain that giving yourself time for relaxation, peace and the supportive touch will be beneficial for you and your health. A trained reflexologist will not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe, but many clients report better sleep, more energy and alleviation from ailments such as sinusitis, migraines and hormonal problems. A reflexology treatment will help you to restore calm and balance to your body naturally.

Reflexology benefits include:
    • Improved sleep
    • More balanced hormones
    • Relief from ailments such as migraines, sinusitis, back pain
    • Toxins can be processed more efficiently
    • Improved sense of wellbeing
    • Stress reduction
Reflexology Massage: Your treatment. Expect:
    • A session that starts with me listening to your thoughts and concerns
    • An initial consultation to take a brief medical history and agree treatment objectives
    • A warming aromatherapy foot bath to cleanse and relax the feet
    • Recline on a soft, comfortable couch or reflexology chair, supported by fur throws and deep pillows
    • A weighted eye pillow to help you switch off if you like
    • A relaxing foot massage to warm up the feet before the reflexology begins
    • A range of reflexology techniques to break down waste deposits on the feet
    • A closing, more invigorating foot massage to wake up the feet
    • Aftercare advice in which I let you know which areas of your feet and therefore, body feel unbalanced