Reflexology is a non-intrusive, holistic therapy based on the idea that structures and organs of the body may be mapped onto corresponding points – or reflexes – on the hands and feet. By applying pressure to those points, the reflexologist aims to restore balance to the body's systems and promote better health.

What to Expect During a Reflexology Session

During a reflexology session, the reflexologist will ask for your medical history and explore your health and lifestyle. The treatment usually takes place in a reclining chair, while the therapist works methodically over your feet or hands. While there may be sensitive points, the treatment should not tickle or hurt.

Many people find reflexology relaxing or energising. It is possible, however, that you may feel sleepy or emotional after the treatment. Reflexologists believe that this is part of the healing process and it should be transitory. If you notice any particular sensations during or after the treatment, you should let the therapist know.

Reflexologists do not diagnose or prescribe, and reflexology should not take the place of medical advice.