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Reflexology, which has its roots in ancient Egypt, according to cave paintings, works on the principle that every organ and system of the body has a corresponding point or zone in the feet. For example, the spot in the centre of the big toe corresponds to the pituitary gland, and on the ball of the foot underneath the big toe there is a point that corresponds to the thyroid and parathyroid glands.

How does it work?

A reflexology practitioner uses light pressure to massage each of the points in the toes, feet and ankles to release tension, remove energy blockages, disperse accumulations of calcium and uric acid, stimulate blood circulation and promote healing of both body and mind.

What does it involve?

The practitioner will begin by taking details of the client’s medical history and lifestyle. The client will be asked to remove only their footwear. The client, fully clothed apart from their feet, will lie on a massage couch whilst the practitioner works on their feet and ankles.

Gentle pressure is applied to each pressure point and, where there are corresponding physical problems, the client may experience some slight discomfort and/or the therapist may feel some blockages in the area. For example, when the practitioner touches the reflex point that corresponds to the gall bladder, if the client has a problem with that organ, then some discomfort may be felt in the foot.

Generally, most clients report that a reflexology treatment is wonderfully relaxing and soothing, and many people fall asleep. Each session will last about an hour and, in most cases, a series of sessions are necessary to resolve any problems. Some clients book a regularly weekly or monthly session as a preventative measure, to keep their systems balanced and in good working order.

What is it good for?

Reflexology can be used to treat a wide range of disorders including skin and respiratory conditions, migraine, PMS and menopausal problems, chronic fatigue, stress, depression and anxiety.

What are the benefits?

Reflexology can be used both to help with conditions such as, for example, eczema, bronchitis or insomnia for which the client is seeking immediate treatment; or it can be used to keep the body’s energy flowing and the mind in balance.

What are the side effects and when should it be avoided?

Reflexology should be avoided during the fist three months of pregnancy. As part of the balancing process, some clients find that reflexology encourages the elimination of toxins from the body. Therefore, as this could interfere with any medication you are taking, it is very important to inform the practitioner of any medicinal treatment you are receiving.

Also, be sure to tell the Reflexology practitioner if you have a pacemaker, kidney stones or gallstones. If you have a health problem such as high blood pressure, thyroid disease or diabetes; or you have a foot injury, phlebitis, thrombosis or blood clots, have a chat with your doctor before booking a reflexology session.

Some clients report that, immediately after a reflexology treatment, they feel very relaxed and sleepy and just want to go home and lie down. Reflexology is suitable for everyone, except those people who dislike having their feet touched.

What Next?

Use the form at the top of this page or the links below to search for Reflexology.

List of Reflexology Salons and Therapists.

Other websites for Reflexology

- Sole to Soul

Relaxation & healing for the body, mind & soul

- FourWard Health

Practitioner in Reflexology and Holistic Massage

- Natural therapies Clinic

Therapy Clinic in Moreton in Marsh with 9 therapists

- www.alisonwatkiss.co.uk

aromatherapy and reflexology treatments

- Treats 4 Feet Reflexology

It's time to relax, soothe, calm and heal. Home and clinic based treatments.

- Holistic Therapies with Paula Kemp

Holistic Therapist based in Walton on Thames, Surrey

- Office Massages

Workplace reflexology treatments from Office Retreat

- Office Massage

Office Retreat provides on site reflexology services for corporate clients

- Tranquil Senses

Northamptonshire Reflexology and Complementary Therapies

- Office Massage

Office Retreat has a number of corporate massage packages for the workplace

- kookan

oriental massage therapies and healing

- Heal from Within

Holistic Therapies - Reflexology, Sound & Crystal Therapy, Spiritual Healing

- 5 Minute Angels

Providing on site massage treatments at offices & events

- Sanjo

Mind Body Spirit Centre

- ReflexologyLondon.com

Kyoungjin Ha - London Reflexology and Massage Therapist. Reflexology and Massage

- waltham abbey health

complementary health centre

- happy soles, reflexologyinbrighton

relax and rebalance; £35 per treatment clinic or home appointments available

- Massage therapies - Crawley & Reigate

For stress and well being; for pampering, rejuvenating, energising and healing,

- Calma Reflexology

Hand and foot reflexology in Manchester

- She Reflexology

Experienced reflexologist in St Albans, Herts


Lovely reflexology treatments in peaceful therapy room

- Body Harmony Massage

Reflexology can help relieve insomnia, IBS, allergies and more...

- Top To Toe Health

Complementary Health Practitioner and Teacher Staffordshire

- Natural Touch


- Healing Arts


- Beauty Holistics

Reflexology for infertility, relaxation, spinal and cancer/palliative care.

- Jill Peer Pampering therapies

holistic treatments in Herefordshire and Birmingham areas.

- HaraTherapies

holistic therapies

- therapies at home

Mobile Reflexology, Reiki and Indian Head Massage Treatments in Glasgow

- kj reflexology

holistic treatment including reflexolgy, reiki, massage, kinesioloy

- Reflexology Vancouver

Acupuncture services including acupressure, moxibustion, cupping and reflexology

- Therapies for the Mind Body and Sole

Reflexology, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Indian Head massage

- Mind & Soul Therapies

Reflexology, Indian Head Massage & Facial Rejuvenation in Kent

- The Lily Room

Complementary Therapies

- kirkbymoorside natural health centre

reflexology & preconception & maternity reflexology

- Mary Western Sports Massage & Complementary Therapies

Sports and Remedial , Therapeutic Massage & Reflexology in Dunfermline Fife.

- Mobile Massage Therapist, Dublin

Mobile massage and holistic therapist, reflexology, sports injury massage.

- Gateway Workshops

Massage Certified Insurable Diploma Courses, UK, Scotland & Ireland

- Rushwick Therapies

Reflexology, Massage and Reiki

- Phoenix Holistic, Beauty & Nail Training

AOR affiliated training, day, weekends & evening courses available

- Gaia Holistic Therapy

Massage and other Complementary treatments

- Totally Holistic

Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Reiki

- The Reflexology Spa

The Reflexology Spa is an evolving business, offering in depth advice on Reflexo

- GentleFeet Reflexology

Reflexology in your own home around Nottinghamshire.


Experienced Reflexologist MIIR & MAR Reg'd

- www.yourhealthandwellbeing.com

Reflexology Practitioner through the British School of Reflexology

- 1st Relax Thai massage

Reflexology,Thai Foot massage,Thai massage,indian head massage

- Amitayus Wellbeing

Complementary Healthcare Centre

- Sarah Pluves Holistic Therapies

reflexology, reiki and indian head massage

- Michael Bradley Holistics

I offer Reflexology, deep tissue sports massage, chair massage and hot stones.

- Relax Holistic and Beauty Therapies

Holistic and beauty therapies

- Herts Reflexology

Mobile Reflexologist offering Reflexology in the confort of your own home

- Pachamama Reflexology Christchurch

Karen Winston RM BSc Hons, Reflexologist general and maternity

- Health Essentials

Chiropody and Holistic Therapies

- Jan Bowden Healing

Therapies to Relax and Restore Mind and Body

- www.uniqueholistic.co.uk

Wide range of Beauty and Complementary Therapies.

- Relaxology

reflexology web site for practitioner working from home

- Mascha Mieris, Complementary Therapist

Reflexology, Reiki, Hopi Ear Candling, Indian Head Massage, Face Massage


Super B&B & Complementary Therapies in real lighthouse in Newport Gwent

- Massage and Reflexology

Describes the theory and practice of reflexology and the servie I offer

- www.banishstress.co.uk

Reflexology, maternity reflexology, indian head massage,reiki

- LIfe & Sole Reflexology

Qualified reflexologist specialising in maternity, offers mobile treatments.

- Pathways to Health

Clinical Reflexology and Indian Head Massage

- reflexologysouthlondon

web page,info about reflexology and my practice

- Trudi Schaller

I am a fully qualified Massage therapist based in Dunning Perthshire Scotland. A

- Footprints

Lecturer, practitioner and producer of training DVD's in hand/foot reflexology

- Absolutely Holistics

Qualified practitioner in Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Reiki

- Kenrico Detox Foot Pads

Detox overnight with our high quality Japanese foot patches

- Craniosacral Therapy Holistic Therapy in Perthshire and Edinburgh

I am a fully qualified Massage therapist based in Dunning Perthshire Scotland. I

- Zen Holistics

Complete range of holistic therapies

- Dahra Spa: Khon Kaen's Finest Thai Massage, Refelxology Day Spa

Khon Kaen's number one place to relax. Our full service Day Spa is a must see.

- stressless Holistic Therapies

stressless achieve more. Therapies for home and work

- Surrey Therapist, Medium and Teacher

Surrey therapist, healer and medium, offering courses and personal development

- Holistic Power

Therapeutic Body Massage * Reflexology * Indian Head Massage *

- CG Therapies

Complementary Therapist

- www.reflexologybristol.co.uk

reflexolgogy and hopi ear candle treatments

- Lumina Holistic Therapies

Massage-Aromatherapy-Reflexology-Reiki Heaning-Indian Head

- My Time Holistic Therapies

My Time Holistic Therapies are provided by Ian Anderson G.N.S.R, M.A.R bringing

- Lumina Holistic Therapies

Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology,Reiki Healing, Nutritional Advice

- Bodyfeet Connection

Mobile Reflexologist in and around Ipswich

- Brenda Hynes

Holistic Practitioner - Holistic/ Advanced Massage & Reflexology

- Blue Faery Holistics

Fully qualified and insured Holistic Therapist in Poynton, Stockport, Cheshire.

- Chamomile moon Therapies

Reflexology & Pamper Parties Stoke on Trent, Newcastle under Lyme

- Healing From Within

Reflexology, holistic massage, hopi ear candles

- The Pure Body

Reiki, Reflexology, Daoyin Tao Massage, Organic Skincare & Retreat pamper days

- The Orchid Room Health and Beauty

Beauty and holistic therapies

- Holistic therapies:

Reiki and Reflexology in Hebburn, Tyne & Wear

- Serenitas

Holistic Therapies, IHM, HOPI, Reflexology

- Reflexology with Claire Park

Reflexology and Thai Foot and Leg Massage in lovely treatment room.



- Jen's therapies

therapy website

- www.healhands.net

complementary therapies

- Direct D-stress (Chinese Physio Massage Therapy)

sports massage & injury, RSI, deep tissue, full body,back pain,headache,sciatica

- Tranquil Days Holistic Therapies

Relaxing professional therapies to soothe your mind, body and soul

- Retreat, Relax and Be Revived - Holistic Therapies in the comfort of your own home

Holistic Therapies, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Body Massage

- Sigal Sabag MAR

Relaxing, effective reflexology treatments in north and central London.

- tria therapy

holistic therapy

- Karma Therapy

Swindon Holistic Massage | Aromatherapy | Reflexology | Hot Stone | Indian Head

- inner-sole

Reflexology information & case studies

- Sarah Forsdyke Reflexology

Complementary Therapy

- Massage Expert

Mobile Massage and Beauty Therapy in London and the South

- Mind Body and Sole

Buckinghamshire/Berkshire Border. Holistic therapist

- Serene Healing

Lovely Reflexology Treatment incorporating accupressure points. Weybridge area.

- Mirasol Complementary Therapies

Liz Flynn - complementary therapist specialising in Reflexology and Healing

- Essential Holistics

Reflexology, Ear Acupuncture, Reiki, Inadian Head Massage

- Janine Young Reflexology

Reflexology in Nantwich, Cheshire

- Hands For Health

Advance Reflexology, Usui Reiki Master Treatments and Training, CPD Training

- New Art Thai Reflexology

Reflexology therapy in Bournemouth

- Allison Norrington

Reflexologist, therapeutic massage, indian head massage, hopi ear candling

- Angela Pollard Reflexology

Offering reflexology, aromatherapy, Indian head massage, reiki and Hopi candles

- Westbourne Aromatherapy Reflexology Clinic

Aromatherapy and reflexology at W. A. R. C: - Self help tuition offered.

- Reflexology Derby

Portal to Holistic Therapies.

- arlana guest house

guest house and therapy centre

- wannabe-pampered

Complementary therapies

- Devon Academy

ITEC Reflexology Training and Treatments

- Heartwoodturning

Reflexology, Spiritual Healing, Indian Head Massage and Hand Turned Wood.

- www.banishstress.co.uk

complementary therapies

- Active Recovery

A wide range of Complementary treatments and training courses

- Head to Toe Healing

Based in Crawley, specialising in Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Tibetan Acupressure Head Massage and Reiki

- Sandra Long Therapy Holidays

Relaxing and rejuvinating holidays incorporating complementary health therapies.

- www.ancienttherapies.co.uk

Various holistic treatments are available including Reflexology

- The therapy group Canterbury

A multi practitioner clinic in Canterbury Kent

- Simplify Your Life

Reiki & Massage treatments

- Susan Hill

Complementary Therapies & Training

- gentle karma

Holistic therapies for babies, children, teenagers and adults.

- Reflexology Schools

Educational resource to find schools specializing in the training of Reflexology

- colorpurple

Counselling - Life coaching - Complementary medicine

- The Spirit Within Holistic Therapy

one of Hampshire's most successful full-time therapy practices.

- laurieclayton.com

Natural Balance complementary therapies

- Reflexology around Reigate and Crawley

Reflexology for holistic healing and stress management near Reigate and Crawley

- Ruth Maguire (McthA) - Reflexologist

Ruth Maguire is an McthA registered Reflexologist

- The Amber Zone

Complementary Health Clinic

- Caroline Higgins

therapist for Barnet and surrounding areas

- Health for Happiness

A choice of natural therapies to promote health and happiness

- yourfeetinmyhands

i specialising i maternity refelexogy / in fetiity

- Jackie Hamilton School of Therapies

Therapy School: AOR Reflexology, IFA Aromatherapy Massage, Indian Head Massage

- Marie-France Bewley

Reflexology in Abingdon and Oxford

- Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Kinesiology

Aromatherapy, reflexology, kinesiology and reiki near Horley, Surrey

- Croi Ban Holistic Centre

Holistic Therapy Centre in Cork, Ireland

- Leeds Healing

Holistic therapies including Reflexology, Reiki and Indian Head Massage

- Michelle Cross

A way to better Health and Happiness

- www.leanlearn.com

Holistic treatments and CPD courses

- Perfect Balance

Treatments include reflexology, reiki, indian head massage, holistic massage,

- Health and Serenity

Natural therapies for health, wellbeing, and serenity

- Healthy You

Nutrition and Reflexology

- Lisa Holyland Complementary Therapist

I practice reflexology and maternity reflexology

- Christina Neill-Higgins

Leeds health practitioner, Reiki, Reflexology, Bowen Technique, Foot Health

- Australian College of Chi-Reflexology

Chi-reflexology courses, products, DVD, Videos and books

- Lesley Rhodes

Reflexologist and Massage Therapist, Deep Tissue Massage

- Signature Holistic Therapies

A Derbyshire clinic with range of holistic therapies to help better your health

- A Good Alternative

Reflexology and massage based in Exmouth, Devon

- Sporting Palms

Complementery therapies at Sporting Palms

- www.relaxzone.co.uk

Reflexology is a natural therapy, which treats the whole body

- enjoyharmony

Information about the therapist and reflexology. Details of where to find us.

- The foot place

A place dedicated to health of the feet, including reflexology and chiropody

- Equilibrium Holistic Therapies

Qualified professional therapist offering home based and mobile treatments

- Reflexology for Health and Relaxation

Homepage of Kathy Newitt, Reflexologist AoR Associate Member/Cert Ed. Practicing

- Vitality Therapies - Bridget Reader

Reflexology available in Rochester, Kent

- The Sea of Tranquility

An Edinburgh based company, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals

- Healing4You

Put your feet up, relax and experience the ancient healing art of reflexology

- Polly Hall - Reflexology

Reflexology treatments, courses, talks and products

- Nature's Harvest

Aromatherapy, Massage, Reflexology, Ear Candling and Foot Stone Therapy

- Balance Holistic Healthcare

Clare provides support and assistance for many health issues using Reflexology

- Afresh

Providing a range of complementary treatments at work or home

- Carma

Reflexology and therapeutic massage

- www.at-one.info

Feel at one with the world