Synergy Healthcare

Reflexology

Reflexology is a gentle but strong foot massage aimed at re-energizing the body. It is a therapy that works on the feet to heal the whole person and is used to restore and maintain the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

How does it work?

There are many different theories as to how Reflexology works – a unifying theme is the idea that energy flows in vertical zones throughout the body and areas on the feet are mapped out and correspond to the organs and systems of the body within these zones.

Due to everyday stresses and illnesses blockages can occur in these energy zones. By working on the reflexes on the feet, Reflexology helps to clear these blockages allowing the free flow of energy in the body thereby restoring a state of balance. It also helps to induce a relaxation response within the body, thereby reducing stress and anxiety, which are contributors to the many health problems we experience in today’s society.

What does a treatment involve?

The treatment is carried out in a tranquil environment with soothing music and soft lighting. The client remains fully clothed and removes only socks and shoes and may lie/sit on the massage couch/chair according to their preference. Pressure is (and often oils are) applied to the feet as the rest of your body gets a chance to unwind. As the reflex points on the feet are worked tightness or grittiness may be felt where energy has become stagnant. Releasing this energy and stimulating the reflex points boosts the body’s ability to overcome the stresses and strains of everyday life.

A treatment session will last approximately one hour. Your first appointment, however, will be longer as it will include a confidential discussion about your health and lifestyle.

Reflexology is a lovely gentle therapy and is suitable for most people. In general most people are amazed at how relaxed they feel after they have had their feet worked on.

What can Reflexology help treat?

Reflexology does not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. It helps the client to cope at physical, spiritual, mental and emotional levels, encouraging them to heal and maintain good health

Research is ongoing in the area of Reflexology to determine its effectiveness in treating particular conditions. There is much anecdotal evidence to suggest it can have many benefits including:

  • Promoting deep relaxation through reduction of stress
  • Improving sleep patterns
  • Improving circulation
  • Assisting removal of waste products from the body
  • Activating the immune system
  • Bringing balance to the systems of the body
  • Encouraging the body to heal itself at its own pace
  • Reduces tension

Reflexology has also been shown to be effective for:

  • Back pain
  • Migraine
  • Infertility
  • Arthritis
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Digestive disorders
  • Stress related conditions such as IBS, asthma, insomnia, depression, anxiety

COST: 1hr treatment: £35

It has been shown to be effective for back pain, migraine, infertility, arthritis, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders and stress related conditions.

Lucy Scott

Lucy Scott RGN, Post-graduate Diploma in Cancer Care is a registered General Nurse with over 13 years experience, specializing in cancer care for the past 10 years.

Prior to general nursing Lucy has also trained and worked in the area of Learning Disability for 6 years. She holds a Diploma in Naturopathic Medicine and Herbalism and an Adv. Diploma in Reflexology and is a Reiki Master. She is also a member of the Association of Reflexologists and the Association of Naturopathic practitioners. She joined Synergy Healthcare in 2005 and currently runs our IBS clinic.