Reflexology

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Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different point of the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexologists work holistically with clients with the aim to promote better health for their clients.

Is reflexology suitable for me?

Reflexology is a therapy which can be received by anyone at any age, from new-born babies to those receiving end of life care.

Will reflexology help me?

Reflexology is not to be taken as a tool to cure, diagnose or prescribe, nor should it be used instead of medical intervention but as a complementary therapy where appropriate. Reflexology is a very individual treatment which is tailored to you as a person; considering both physiological and environmental and lifestyle factors that might be affecting your wellbeing. Some people find it works for them - some don't. The best way to find out is to try it!

In theory, reflexology aims to bring your body back to its natural balance. After a treatment, you may feel more relaxed and feel a reduce in tension. You may also sleep better and experience better moods and a heightened sense of wellbeing. Other aspects of your life may also improve; this however is very individual.

Reflexology therefore will at the very least aim to help you relax and cope better with the stresses of day to day life/ the week ahead.

 

What happens when I go for a treatment?

A full medical history will be requested at the first treatment and you will be asked to sign a consent form, both of which will be kept confidential. Depending on the type of reflexology (which part of the body e.g. leg or hands), the most clothing that you may need to remove are your socks and shoes.

The therapist will then use their hands to apply pressure to the part of the body they are working on (hands, feet, ears or face), depending on the type of reflexology you have chosen. Generally, the treatment is very relaxing. You may however experience areas of fleeting discomfort.

A course of treatments may be recommended.

 

How will I feel after a reflexology treatment?

It is useful to give feedback to the reflexologist, this may show how your body has responded to the treatment. This might then help the reflexologist tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs. After one or two treatments your body may respond in very noticeable ways. Most people experience a sense of well-being and relaxation; however, sometimes people report feeling lethargic, nauseous or tearful, but this is usually passing and reflexologists believe that it is part of the healing process.

 

A brief history of reflexology

Whilst the art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, this therapy was not introduced to the West until Dr William Fitzgerald developed 'Zone therapy'. He believed that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone.

In the 1930's, Eunice Ingham further developed this zone theory into what is known as reflexology. Her opinion was that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body

Contacts & Location

  • Palmerston Crescent, London SE18 2TS
  •   020 8244 7700
  • 07305 800 001
  •  functionalbodymassage@gmail.com

Operation Times

  • Monday to Friday 07:00 - 22:00
  •  Saturdays 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sundays 12:00 - 18:00

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Service Areas

Mobile services are offered in South East London and Kent, some of the areas covers are 

Woolwich Arsenal, Plumstead Common, Blackheath, Greenwich, Abbeywood, Thamesmead, Welling, Bexleyheath, Lee, Kidbrook, Lewisham, Bromley, Catford, Charlton, Erith, Eltham, Falconwood, Shootershill, Mottingham, Deptford and surrounding areas.