Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy based on the theory that certain points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexologists work holistically with their clients and aim to work alongside allopathic (conventional) healthcare to promote better health.
After taking details of your general health and background, your reflexologist will examine your feet. The treatment is a kind of deep massage on different points on your feet and ankles. They will look for areas where the texture of your feet is different to normal and give emphasis to those places.
Many people seek reflexology treatment to help with stress, tension and to promote relaxation. Although it is not proven to relieve any specific medical condition, this relaxation and improved well-being may aid your general health and help your body recover faster from illnesses.
For more details visit the Association of Reflexologists (AOR) website: http://www.aor.org.uk
Who will treat me?
Your reflexologist is Yvonne Fearnsides AOR. Yvonne qualified from the Crane school of reflexology in 1994 and was a reflexology tutor at Southend and Thurrock Colleges (both now part of South Essex College). She also practises massage, Indian head massage, Reiki, kinesiology and is a Cambridge Diet consultant.
Yvonne is a governor at a local primary school, a registered foster carer and also dedicates much of her spare time to a surrogacy organisation, helping childless couples achieve their dream.