24th February 2018 
Websites for therapists

Wellbeing and Reflexology

The following wording has been prepared by therapy websites, to describe the range of therapies offered by therapy websites clients, in this case wellbeing and reflexology. This wording is not the responsibility of the Adlerian Society, and is not endorsed by the Adlerian Society

Reflexology has a reputation for its ability to increase emotional wellbeing and reduce stress. The exact mechanism of this is not fully understood, although a number of theories relate to reflex areas, the nervous system, the body's energy field and meridians or chi. Much of the current training in reflexology evolved from the work of Eunice Ingham in the 1900s in which she observed a linkage between various sensations in the feet and a number of medical conditions, which led her to map the organs of the body to specific points on the feet. Reflexologists with experience of these techniques for promoting wellbeing can be found in Lymington, Saffron Walden and Dereham.

A commonly cited experience, after a reflexology session is a state of relaxation or wellbeing. There may also be more energising feelings, such as a sense of rejuvenation or invigoration. Equally, there may be feelings of tiredness or sleepiness. A mild headache is a possibility, although any sense of pain is not common. If you wish to speak to a reflexologist to find out more about what you might experience, you can contact a therapist in Brackley, Maidenhead and Uxbridge.

In general, there are very few occasions when it would not be appropriate to have a reflexology treatment. One example, is if you have just completed a long haul flight. Due to the risk of deep vein thrombosis from the cramped seating conditions of flight, a reflexologist would be cautious about exacerbating this risk by conducting a treatment very soon after. If you have concerns about any other reason why you feel you may not be suitable, you can contact a reflexologist in Gerrards Cross, Buckingham and London Victoria.

Whilst there is currently little medical endorsement of reflexology for specific medical conditions, its value in promoting relaxation and overall wellbeing has greater support. For example, doctors acknowledge that massaging tense foot muscles may encourage blood to circulate more freely and to distribute nutrients and oxygen more widely through the body. Some doctors will refer patients to a reflexologist, although this is at their discretion. To contact a reflexology practitioner directly, there are therapists located in Diss, Liphook and Beckenham.

Different reflexologists may consider slightly different treatments depending on their own judgement and assessment.