Reflexology is a healing therapy drawn from the assumption that there are reflex areas on the
hands and feet that correspond to all parts of the body (Taylor, 1998).
What will it do for me?
Reflexology is a natural therapy that works on the nerve endings on the feet, restoring health
through enhanced nerve function, muscle tone and circulation. Restoring the body to health
alleviates stress related disorders such as migraine, sinusitis, exhaustion, repeated colds and
flu’s, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation to mention but a few. It is also fantastic to help
maintain a health pregnancy and labour, teething in infants as well as infertility.
Reflexologists, do not make claims to diagnose conditions or ‘cure’ ailments, they do
however educate and support a healthy life style which in itself restores the body to health.
Accredited reflexologists are registered with the National Register of Reflexologists (Ireland)
/ www.nationalreflexology.ie which maintains a high standard of education and strict code of
What areas are worked on during a treatment?
Feet preferable / Hands (in certain situations)
What happens during a treatment?
First the Reflexologist will explain to you what reflexology is, and how a treatment might
affect you e.g. you might feel tired afterwards. Then you will be asked to sit down on a special
The Reflexologist will then apply specific thumb movements exerting a certain amount of
pressure on your feet. The treatment normally lasts for about an hour. Many people fall asleep
during this time.
Before you go home, the Refelxologist will help you find ways to adopt a healthier life style.
Generally deep relaxation and a sense of wellbeing is experienced after a treatment.