Reflexology

Reflexology 

Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy which the aim is to help the body to restore its natural balance and functioning.  It is totally safe for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly, for pregnant women and those undergoing chemotherapy.  

Reflexology is based on a theory that these 10 reflex zones are connected energetically to specific organs and body parts through energy channels in the body. By applying pressure to those reflex areas, a reflexologist may remove energy blockages and promote health in the related body area.

How does reflexology work?

Reflexology involves applying pressure on specific reflex areas in the feet, to stimulate nerve terminals that are connected with different organs, glands and other body parts. 

A typical foot reflexology treatment is generally recommended that a course of 4-5 treatments is considered, as with repeated sessions of the pressure and manipulation of nerve endings, reflexology can help to clear any channels of blocked energy, however the frequency of treatments is up to you, and may vary depending on the state of your health and long term objectives.

Reflexology is a unique modality in the health field. Its purpose is not to treat or diagnose for any specific medical disorder, but to promote better health and well being in the same way as an exercise or diet program.


Why oncologic patients use it?

Reflexology is one of the most popular types of therapy among people with cancer. There is some evidence that reflexology can help you: 

  • Relax and cope with stress and anxiety
  • Relieve pain
  • Lift your mood and give a feeling of wellbeing
  • Sleep problems
  • Depression 

Is there any side effects?

Generally, reflexology appears to be safe and doesn't cause many side effects. Some people say their feet feel tender afterwards, others can have an emotional response, need to pass urine more often, or inclusive flu like symptoms a few days after treatments. This is all normal as you may be experiencing the "Healing crisis" getting worse before getting better.

With repeated sessions of the pressure and manipulation of nerve endings, reflexology can help to clear any channels of blocked energy.


Reflexology will leave you feeling deeply relaxed, helping to support improved health and wellbeing. It works on a physical level by increasing the flow of blood and lymph aiding the elimination of waste products and toxins; and promoting the healthy flow of vital energy.