"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)

Reflexology 

Barefoot holistic therapies offers reflexology treatments with Heather,  treatments are carried out at Heather's home therapy room or at The Holistic Practice, a calm and relaxed complementary therapy centre in the heart of Sutton Coldfield.

If you prefer a treatment in the comfort of your own home please contact us for prices.

Book a treatment with Heather, certified reflexologist, at a time to suit you.

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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 hands and feet, 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.

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.

Many health insurance companies will reimburse your treatments costs. Both Sovereign Health Care and Bupa now cover reflexology.

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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.

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