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Reflexology is a hands on relaxing treatment, with the application of pressure techniques to specific reflex points on the feet to influence a healthy response of corresponding parts of the body; these points are known as pressure sensors (Dermatones) and connect with different parts of the body. In several cultures the foot is considered to be a channel to Spirituality and general wellness.

Dr William Fitzgerald’s divided the body into ten longitudinal zones that run from the top of the head down the body to the feet, (Known as Zone Therapy). Russian Physician researchers believed that an organ experienced illness because it received the wrong instructions from the brain, they also believed by interrupting the wrong instructions, a reflex therapist could prompt the body (by means of reflex points) to influence good health. This concept became known as “reflex therapy” and was termed “Reflexology” in 1917.


Reflexology is an adjunct to medical care, not a substitute. Consult your doctor if you have a medical condition.

If Pregnant, be aware of specific cautions that apply, ask our therapists.

The American Cancer Society Journal found that one third of cancer patients used reflexology as an alternative medical approach. In Palliative Care, concerned family members and volunteers eager to express their care through touch work offer reflexology to loved ones alongside paid professionals in cancer units and hospices.

 Ailments helped by Reflexology

  • Headaches
  • Back and neck pain, Pain
  • Arthritis and Rheumatism
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Bronchitis
  • Sore throat & tonsillitis
  • Tinnitus
  • Eye disorders
  • Skin disorders
  • Heart problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Fluid retention
  • Strokes
  • Anaemia
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting and fever
  • Stomach aches
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhoea
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Bladder and Kidney infections
  • Diabetes and Hypoglycaemia
  • Sciatica,
  • Anxiety and depression

Everyone can benefit from Reflexology.


The gentle touch, works wonders on babies’ tiny little feet or hands, working with gentle pressure, to help with sleep, colic and diarrhoea.

To calm a baby, press gently using your thumb on the solar plexus reflex point in the middle of baby’s hand.

To ease colic, press gently using your thumb on the ball of the foot just below the second and middle toe.

To ease diarrhoea, press gently using you thumb on the colon reflex point 2/3 below the little toe.


To calm tension, Gently press the solar plexus with your thumb, while holding the toes with the opposite hand. The solar plexus is located just below and between the big and second toe.

After a fall. Thumb walk in a snail like motion from the heel along the inside (medial side) of the foot just under the ankle (towards the big toe) to where the pad of the heel finishes, do this several times to comfort the child after a fall.

Pregnant women

Reflexology is often used when in labour, it is safe and natural. The first trimester is a concern for many but reflexology can be very beneficial, if done by a trained therapist. Reflexology is very relaxing and helps relieve back pain, and swollen hands and feet often associated with pregnancy. The therapist would start gradually, using gentle pressure for a short time. (Avoid working the kidney reflex area when pregnant)

The Elderly

The elderly find reflexology very relaxing and beneficial to their quality of life.

Older people often prefer reflexology to massage as it is gentle and they don’t have to undress to receive it. The following ailments are common in the elderly;

  • Movement and flexibility.
  • Incontinence can be helped by working the kidney, adrenal gland and bladder reflex areas.
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatism
  • Tired aching joints

A trained therapist will work gently within the comfort of the client.