What is Reflexology?

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REFLEXOLOGY provides deep relaxation and helps the body regain balance. Although it does not claim to cure, the gentle stimulation of the reflexes in the feet does help restore energy and promote circulation, creating the right conditions for a return to health.
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Reflexology is specialised foot massage treating the whole person by using the feet (or the hands) as "maps" to all the organs and systems of the body. There are points or zones on the feet (and hands) that correspond to the organs and systems of the body. By pressing on one of these points on the feet or hands, the corresponding organ in the body is affected. Everything in each zone is connected, so pressure on the big toe will affect the body right up to the head.

Every part of a zone is linked by energy. If the energy in one part is blocked, this will mean that the whole zone may also be blocked, which can lead to illness.

By having a Reflexology treatment these energy channels are unblocked, toxins are removed from the body and homeostasis (a balanced state in the body) can be restored.

Reflexology works by stimulating the various organs and systems of the body, which are mirrored on the feet. Your body will be given a complete workout while you relax in a comfortable recliner. Sensitivity in a particular area of the foot will indicate an energy blockage in the corresponding area of the body. Reflexology treatments will help to clear the blockage.

Reflexology is suitable for home and office treatments too.

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It is common to feel a little tired for up to a day or so after your treatment. This is because your body may be ridding itself of toxins. After these toxins are released, through drinking lots of water (not carbonated), you will have a sense of renewed vitality.

Some people feel instantly energised after a treatment. It all depends on the level of toxins in your body. You may notice a difference in your urine colour (darker) or bowel movements (more frequent) for a day or two while toxins are being eliminated from your body. This is perfectly normal. It means the treatment is working effectively to rid you of toxins and help restore balance and energy in your system.


Reflexology is used in both the Coombe Hospital and the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street, Dublin. It is also currently being used in trials with Hepatitis C sufferers in Dublin.

In Denmark, office trials demonstrated that absenteeism greatly decreased after regular Reflexology treatments were offered to employees.

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There are 7,000 nerve endings in the feet, which are stimulated during a Reflexology treatment. When an area of the foot is sensitive or sore to the touch, it indicates an energy blockage in the part of the body it refers to. Reflexoloxy will release that energy blockage, thus helping the body to heal itself. It may take several treatments to achieve this result.

It has been found that Reflexology:

Relieves stress and tension and has a deeply relaxing effect on the mind and body. 75% of disease is estimated to be stress related.

Oxygen and nutrients are circulated in the blood thus providing the body with much needed energy, through improved circulation.

It helps release trapped nervous energy due to the 7,000 nerve endings in the feet being stimulated.

It improves waste removal and elimination.

It activates the body's self-healing.

It boosts the immune system.

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One treatment can be a great pick-me-up. However, a course of treatments can be very beneficial in treating specific ailments. We can discuss your needs further after your first treatment.


If you are attending your doctor for any condition his/her consent is needed before you can receive Reflexology. We can write seeking consent on your behalf if you wish.

If you are on medication, the doctor must give consent also. Reflexology is contraindicated:

  • Immediately prior to surgery.
  • Directly after surgery.
  • Pregnancy - in the first 12-14 weeks.
  • When a contagious/acute infection is present.
  • If you are suffering from thrombosis or phlebitis.
  • When under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • During menstruation if it is normally heavy.
  • Where there is internal bleeding.
  • When Gangrene of the legs/feet is present.
  • Where AIDS is present except in the terminal stages.
  • Where Epilepsy is present.
  • Where the client is suffering from mental instability.
  • On recently fractured, sprained or strained feet/ankles.

    N.B. Diabetics need a referral letter from the doctor before Reflexology can be performed.

    If in any doubt as to whether the treatment should take place, we will write to your doctor (if you wish) for permission to treat.

  • If you have any further queries on Reflexology you can contact us with your questions.
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