"I can thoroughly recommend Heather at Barefoot holistic therapies. Her friendly and professional attitude combined with a deep knowledge for her subject and practical skills are a winning combination".

 Nick (reflexology)

The aim of reflexology is to “create homeostasis, which means that the organs in the body are all working together and at their best.”
(Bickerton 2014)

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Reflexology 

Barefoot holistic therapies offers reflexology treatments with Cheryl, clinical reflexologist. The therapy room is set in a tranquil, garden log cabin in Walmley, Sutton Coldfield. This purpose built space creates a calming and soothing environment for you to enjoy a deeply relaxing treatment.

What is reflexology and how does it work?

Reflexology is a natural, non-invasive therapy based on the principle that the entire body is represented by reflex points on the feet (and hands), with each point corresponding to an individual part of the body. Reflexologists use gentle stimulation of these reflex points in a precise and systematic way to revitalise, restore and maintain the body’s natural balance.

To function effectively, the body requires energy in the form of oxygen and nutrients, which are circulated in the blood. By stimulating over 7000 nerves in the feet, reflexology aims to improve blood circulation and increase the efficiency of all organs and cells.

Reflexologists believe that when the body is ill, injured or stressed, vital energy pathways are blocked preventing it from functioning optimally. Reflexology is thought to help unblock these pathways by facilitating the elimination of toxins from the body.

75% of disease is attributed to stress and many GPs now refer patients for reflexology as a complement to conventional medicine. Long term exposure to stress compromises the immune system and can result in fatigue, depression, ill-health and low energy.

 

cabin photo

The Treatment

The first session is for 75 minutes, which includes an initial consultation and a reflexology treatment. Follow up sessions last for 1 hour, the treatment is around 50 minutes, which gives us time to discuss any changes to your health and wellbeing.

After a session of reflexology, you may notice that you feel more relaxed, that body tension eases and you experience improved sleep, better mood, increased energy levels, and a sense of general improved wellbeing.

Try to take it easy for an hour or so after reflexology whilst your body starts to respond to this deeply nurturing treatment.

Following your first treatment, you may experience mild headache, tiredness or cold like symptoms for 24 hours as your body begins the process of eliminating toxins. This is a completely normal and a reassuring sign your body is responding to the therapy.

Prices:

£55 First appointment with initial consultation (75 mins)

£45 Follow up appointments (1 hour)

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Click on the interactive foot map to help you see how parts of the body are reflected on the feet

Benefits

Reflexology may help with the symptoms associated with:

  • Stress related conditions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Digestive problems
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Circulation problems
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin conditions
  • Pregnancy discomforts
  • Fertility problems
  • Back pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic illness, such as diabetes and MS
  • Arthritis
  • Migraines.