With a history stretching all the way back to ancient China and Egypt, Reflexology is a gentle, holistic therapy that can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine to assist in reducing stress and stimulating healing in the body.
It is based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears, that correspond to every organ, gland and part of the body, and gentle manipulation of these areas causes the body to respond by relaxing, rebalancing and improving circulation.
Unlike many types of massage, Reflexology is safe for people of all ages, including pregnant women and people having chemotherapy.
A treatment lasts approximately 1 hour and begins with a relaxing foot cleanse using warm towels, after which the reflexologist will use their hands to apply precise pressure techniques to your feet, treating specific points which correspond to organs and systems of the body – if you wish, the therapist can explain what they’re doing at each step, or if you prefer you can lie back and relax and your therapist will discuss your treatment at the end of the session.
Many people are concerned that they will find the treatment ticklish, however the way in which a trained therapist will hold your feet and the firm pressure that they apply means you shouldn’t find the experience ticklish at all.
Reflexology can be extremely relaxing, but if there is a part of your body that is unbalanced, the corresponding area that the therapist is manipulating may feel tender to the touch, however your therapist will know how to adjust the therapy to suit.
The benefits of Relexology are many; including reducing stress and inducing relaxation. It also provides assistance in the removal of toxins and impurities allowing the body to rebalance itself, and one session of Reflexology will open your eyes to that it’s much more than just a foot massage.
Reflexology is available in all of our Beauty Salons, and here is just one of the testimonials left by our clients:
“I’ve had reflexology done many times before but with Janet today it was the most relaxing. She explained everything at the end very well and I already have my next appointment booked.”
Reflexology is available in all Sam McCauley Beauty Salons – one treatment costs €44.95, while a course of 3 is €114.95. You can call the salon to book, make your appointment online at www.sammccauley.com or via the Sam McCauley Beauty Salon App.