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About Reflexology

Reflexology is an ancient holistic therapy that has been used in various forms for thousands of years. It is based on the principle that areas on the feet, called reflexes, correspond to specific organs of the body. The foot map here shows where the organ reflexes are found on the foot. During a treatment the Reflexologist will apply pressure to certain reflexes with the aim of stimulating energy flow around the body.
Your body has an inbuilt ability to re-balance itself; Reflexology encourages this process when stress or other ailments have caused the body to become out of balance. Balance isn't a one-off state but rather an ongoing process.

As an holistic therapy, the underlying aim of Reflexology is to support the whole person - body, mind and spirit. Therefore the therapist takes into account both physical and emotional factors that may be affecting the client's sense of health and well-being.

Although mostly carried out on the feet, Reflexology can also be practised on the hands which is an equally relaxing treatment.

The Reflexologist does not diagnose nor treat specific ailments but through massaging the reflexes and stimulating energy flow, anxiety and tension can be alleviated.

Here are some of the areas that Reflexology has been known to help with

  • Stress Reduction
  • - at any age from puberty through adolescence to pregnancy/parenting, middle age and older years

  • Relaxation

  • Pain reduction

  • Difficulties in sleeping

  • Improving the circulation

  • Premenstrual Tension

  • Issues with the digestive system

  • Fluid retention

  • Below are just a few Testimonials from clients I have treated

    "I can highly recommend Tread Lightly for reflexology. Helen immediately puts you at ease and the session was very enjoyable and relaxing. I was certainly treading on air as I left. Will definitely repeat the experience. Barbara M."

    "Helen at Tread Lightly Reflexology is wonderful!! I would highly recommend booking in for reflexology with her as it is hugely beneficial health wise and makes you feel fantastic! Thanks Helen." Simone

    "Helen is a calm and confident practitioner who is closely in touch with the needs of her clients. A session of Reflexology left me totally relaxed with a strong sense of well being." Judith

    " Just had the most wonderful reflexology treatment with Helen at Tread Lightly Reflexology. Feel light as air now. Thank you Helen! Very much looking forward to my next one." Georgie

    "Helen is very calm and professional. My sessions with her were relaxing and she was able to show problem areas from manipulating my feet. I slept soundly afterwards and felt that my stress levels were reduced. Well worth a try!" Alison: The Spark Click here

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