Jo Kirk therapy's
available Monday and Thursday
Clinical reflexology / 1 hour · £45 / reduced price on courses
I am qualified with the International institute of Reflexology and have 16 years of experience in women's health and fertility, Also qualified in Functional Reflex Therapy specially designed for Autistic adults and children, Currently studying Acupuncture and Chinese medicine
Reflexology is a holistic treatment based on the principle that there are areas and points on the feet, hands, and ears that map via the nervous system to corresponding parts of the body. When pressure is applied to these areas and points it stimulates the movement of energy along the nerve channels, and helps to restore homeostasis (balance) in the whole body. Reflexology is known as Zone Therapy in countries other than the UK.
Reflexology uses special finger/thumb manipulations to stimulate reflex points, which will stimulate the flow of energy to the corresponding body part. This gradually helps to restore homeostasis and stimulate the body's ability to heal itself, physically and emotionally. As reflex points are minute, the movements are quite precise and care is taken to cover all of them to ensure that the treatment is comprehensive and therefore a holistic treatment for the whole body. However, there is no reason why a specific reflex point (or points) can't be worked on more if an imbalance is detected.
Imbalances manifest themselves through crystals at the affected reflex point, which vary from being slightly crunchy like sugar to lumps of varying sizes. Dispersing these crystals is what unblocks various channels in the body.