Reflexology is one of the oldest forms of natural medicine, and originates from Chinese and eastern traditions. Reflexology is based on the principal that certain points (reflexes) on the feet, hands and lower leg correspond to different organs, glands and structures in the body. By stimulating these reflexes using massage and applied pressure, the reflexologist aims to relax and rebalance specific areas of the body and stimulate the body’s healing process.
Reflexology can have a profound effect on the body, including a reduction in tension and stress, improvements in wellbeing, and a positive effect on sleep patterns. Reflexologists do not claim to diagnose or cure but reflexology can support people living with a variety of medical issues, particularly those related to stress, imbalances in hormone systems, disorders of the digestive system, and muscular tension.
Reflexologists work holistically with the client and alongside conventional medical practitioners. Reflexology is a complimentary therapy and is not a substitute for medical advice.
For an overview of how points on the feet correspond to areas of the body use the interactive foot map below.
The initial treatment will involve a confidential consultation to allow you to discuss your medical history and what benefits you want from your reflexology treatment. The treatment itself takes 50 minutes and involves a firm but relaxing massage of both feet, applying a deep but gentle pressure to specific reflex points. You may notice that certain areas of your feet feel tender but overall the treatment will be a very relaxing and enjoyable experience.
I offer treatments from my home in Kings Worthy but if it is more convenient for you I can offer treatments in your own home at no additional cost.
(Currently no additional charge for home visits)
I became interested in Reflexology in 2003 when I completed an introductory course in Reflexology. After receiving reflexology treatments for fertility and later pregnancy, I decided to become a fully qualified Reflexologist myself.
I am particularly interested in the role reflexology can play in assisting with problems relating to the spine, in rebalancing hormones and the resulting benefits reflexology can have on menstrual cycles, fertility, and the menopause.
I have a degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Organisational Psychology. I was a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, before making the transition to a career as a Complementary Therapist.
I also hold Certificates in Counselling theory and practice.
Louise was really friendly and made me feel really comfortable enough to drop off. As soon as she put her hands on me I was in love with reflexology!
A beautiful experience that has left me relaxed and feeling good. Look forward to my next treatment.
Didn't really know what to expect (having not been to a reflexologist before) but I have to say I was blown away not just by the result it had on my body, but also by Louise's friendly approach. I will return!