FOOT MASSAGE and reflexology

Foot massage and reflexology covers various techniques for relaxing nervous tension. This is achieved through massaging or applying pressure to the feet. It is a great route to quick relaxation and a newly restored you.

Benefits of reflexology

  • Reflexology and feet massage can help improve your circulation

  • It helps combat stress

  • The treatment is calming and soothing

  • It helps you maintain your balance and feel good

  • The treatment is calming and soothing

  • It’s painless and there are no side effects

Foot reflexology is an alternative healing technique that has been practised for centuries in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. As to the way it works, theories range from the stimulation of nerve endings at the body’s extremities to a more mystical belief that reflexology corrects imbalances in ‘life energy’.

Foot Massage

45 minutes - £35

How does reflexology work?

Reflexology is based on the idea that reflexes in your feet (and hands too) are related to every body part, organ and gland in your body. At Gower Holistic Therapies you’ll enjoy attentive pressure point massage for the feet, which detects tiny deposits and imbalances. If you’ve never experienced the bliss of professional foot massage technique, you’re in for a wonderful treat.

By working on these points I will be able to release blockages and restore your whole body’s energy. At the start of your appointment, I will ask you questions to help me understand how you’re feeling. Based on what you tell me I will apply pressure to your hands and feet, guided by my experience, knowledge and the reflexology foot map.

History of reflexology

In 1913 Dr. William Fitzgerald, an American ear, nose and throat surgeon introduced this therapy to the West. He discovered that pressure on specific parts of the body could have an anaesthetizing effect on a related area.

Developing this theory, he divided the body into ten equal and vertical zones, ending in the fingers and toes. He concluded that pressure on one part of a zone could affect everything else within that zone. Thus, reflex areas on the feet and hands are linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone.

In the 1930’s Eunice Ingham, a therapist, further developed and refined zone therapy into what is now known as Reflexology. She observed that congestion or tension in any part of the feet or hands that mirrored congestion or tension in a corresponding part of the body. Thus, when you treat the big toes, thumbs, there is a related effect in the head.

Therefore, by treating the feet or hands can have a relaxing and healing effect on the whole body.

The body has the ability to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury or disease, it is in a state of “imbalance” and vital energy pathways are blocked preventing the body from functioning effectively.

Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium and encourage healing.

Recipients of Reflexology have reported that it is a great pain reliever. Many people suffering from crippling pain can experience deep and lasting relief through Reflexology treatment. In addition a host of other conditions can be helped – some of these are listed below:

Joint and muscular pain

Mental health issues

Breathing disorders

Stress and anxiety

Hormonal imbalance

Fertility issues

Skin disorders

Sleep disorders

Digestive disorders

Blood sugar disorders

Pregnancy symptoms