What is Reflexology? 

Reflexology, also known as ‘Zone Therapy’, is an ancient healing technique practiced today for activating the healing powers of the body. 

In reflexology, there is a direct reflex action between the nerve endings on the hands and feet which correspond to organs and systems of the body. Imbalances in the body which may be causing ill-health can be detected and corrected by applying pressure to the precise reflex points.

Profound results can be achieved and many doctors and other professionals in the medical field are now recognizing the powerful benefits of this relaxing healing therapy.

 What are the origins of Reflexology?

The idea behind Reflexology is not new – the existence of ancient texts, artefacts and illustrations provide evidence that the early Chinese, Egyptians, Indians, Russians and Japanese worked on the feet to promote good health.

The late Dr. William Fitzgerald discovered the fact that pressure and stroking of certain reflexes would bring about the normal functioning of a specific location or organ in the body no matter how remote it was from the reflex being pressed. He brought his discovery to the medical profession in 1913.

Reflexology as we know it today was first researched and developed by Eunice Ingham who blazed a path to this unique way of health through her many years of work and association with practicing physicians.  Her first book on the subject was published in 1938.

What does Reflexology do and what does it feel like?

Reflexology is mainly used for relaxing mental and physical tension and many people find the treatment so soothing and pleasurable that they often fall asleep.  At the end of the treatment they normally feel totally relaxed, rejuvenated and at one with the world.  

Doctors agree that over 75% of our health problems can be linked to nervous stress and tension and Reflexology is now recognized by many health care professionals in the medical field as a gentle and effective complementary therapy that can help get rid of practically all types of poor health situations, and help heal chronic cases that have not yielded completely through other methods of healing.

  • Reflexology revitalizes personal energy by cleansing the body of toxins, and eliminating congested body fluids via increased blood circulation and metabolism.

  • Reflexology helps break up and disperse sodium urate crystals and calcium deposits which can accumulate around the terminal reflex nerve points in the feet as well as in and around body joints.

  • Reflexology promotes deep relaxation which reduces stress and tension, which as a result relieves fatigue and increases energy    levels. The body, mind and spirit are re-balanced and bodily systems, organs and glandular functions normalized.

  • Harmonizes the chakra energy fields and thus promotes the healing of the physical body.

In addition, reflexology can be used as a preventative method  to keep yourself in good health; as a means of recognizing certain health problems before they may become serious; build resistance to attacks of disease; achieve protection from health destroying mental and physical tensions; energize and uplift the mind and body.

  Although Reflexology can achieve wonderful results it does not take the place of a qualified medical practitioner’s opinion or prescribed medication.  Please contact your GP if you are concerned about your health.

 What conditions can Reflexology help with?

Hormonal imbalances - Infertility, PMS, Period problems, Menopausal problems, Thyroid imbalances.

Stress-related disorders - Depression, Anxiety, Tension Headaches, Migraines, Insomnia, Fatigue,

                                                and Inability to relax etc

Digestive conditions - IBS, Flatulence, Constipation, Hemorrhoids

Respiratory conditions - Hayfever, Asthma, Sinusitis

Muscular conditions - Backaches, Hip problems, Neck pain, Sciatica, Arthritis as well as Fluid Retention.

Other forms of Reflexology treatments offered are:

BRAZILIAN TOE TECHNIQUE - a powerful technique helps the body's polarities. Enhances sleep and relaxation.
CRYSTAL REFLEXOLOGY – reflexology harnessing the healing power of crystals.
COLOUR REFLEXOLOGY-   the healing power of colours and quartz crystals combined with reflexology.
VERTICAL REFLEX THERAPY – a very powerful form of reflexology performed on the tops of the feet whilst in a standing position. A great quick fix lasting only minutes.

​Cost £50.00 an hour

​Please note that 24 hours notice of cancellation is required or you may be required to pay for  the session.

​​If you’re feeling out of kilter, don’t know why or what about, let your feet reveal the answer, find the sore spot, work it out.”
Eunice Ingham, the mother of reflexology.




I visited Val in her treatment room for reflexology sessions whilst trying for a baby.  Val sets you at ease the moment you arrive and the sessions always left me feeling calm and relaxed.  We now have a beautiful baby boy and I believe Val helped set us up on the road to parenthood.  Cheryl  

Valerie working with client

      "Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins."  American Indian Proverb

Map of Reflex points on feet

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