Reflexology Complementary Treatments at Mi Spa

Reflexology Background

Reflexology is a non intrusive complementary health therapy. Your reflexologist usually works on points on the feet, lower leg or hands; however, reflexology may also be performed on your ears and face.  Reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice and we encourage you to tell your doctor that you are receiving reflexology, whatever your motivation.

The art of reflexology dates back to ancient Egypt, India and China but it wasn't until 1913 that Dr. William Fitzgerald introduced it as 'zone therapy' to the Western World. He believed that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body. In the 1930's Eunice Ingham further developed 'zone therapy' into what is now known as reflexology.

 

What happens when I go for a reflexology treatment?

Reflexology is a very easy treatment to receive; depending on the type of reflexology, the most clothing that will have to be removed will be socks and shoes.

A full medical history will be requested and you will be asked to sign a consent form for treatment. This information will be kept confidential.

The therapist will then use their hands to apply pressure to the feet and lower leg, hands, ears or face, dependent upon the type of reflexology chosen.  You may feel areas of transient discomfort during the treatment but generally the experience should be relaxing.

Will reflexology help me?

Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Reflexology is a very individual treatment which works with you holistically, so it is not possible to know in advance how you will react. The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually, you might feel relaxed and tension might be reduced after a treatment; you may sleep better and you may notice a feeling of improved mood and general wellbeing. You might also find that other aspects improve too, but this happens on a very individual basis.

With ever increasing levels of stress, it is important for people to take more responsibility for their own healthcare needs. Reflexology may be one of the ways to mitigate the stresses of modern life. Reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.

How will I feel after a treatment?

After one or two treatments, your body may respond in a very noticeable way. Most people note a sense of well-being and relaxation. However, sometimes people report feeling lethargic, nauseous or tearful - this is usually transitory and reflexologists believe that it is part of the healing process.

It is useful to give feedback to the reflexologist as this may show the response of your body to treatment. This in turn might help the reflexologist to tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs.

Reflexology Prices

60 minute session -  £55 (includes 15 min consultation)

The consultation will identify possible ailments in your body and recommend where additional treatments may be of benefit to your overall sense of wellbeing. 

45 minute session - £45 (treatment only) 

Buy a course of five treatments (with consultation) and get a sixth treatment free of charge.  Course price £275 (saving £55).