What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a form of natural, holistic therapy based on the discovery that there are reflexes on the hands and feet which relate to all organ functions on all parts of the body.  It is a non invasive and safe method of treatment in which these reflex points are connected by nerve and energy pathways to all parts of the body.   Tenderness, crystals, temperature over a reflex point indicates that the part of the body to which it corresponds, is out of balance because of congestion somewhere in its energy pathway.


The treatment reduces tension and induces deep relaxation, which not only help to restore health but also prevent disease enabling the body to  heal itself more effectively.  There are many Research Papers on the effectiveness of Reflexology.

Reflexology relieves stress and tension, aids sleep, improves circulation both of blood and lymph supply to cells and tissues, and helps promote the natural function of the body.  It stimulates nerve supply and flow of nerve energy in the body, enhancing energy and vitality.  As in acupuncture, energy pathways are opened up and energy flows, returning the body to its natural rhythms.  

  • Reduces stress & induces deep relaxation

  • Pain Control

  • Improves circulation

  • Cleanses the body of toxins and impurities

  • Balances the whole system

  • Revitalizes energy

  • Boost immunity

How Reflexology Works

Reflexology induces a state of deep  relaxation and since it has been estimated that about 75% of disease is stress related, this is a major contribution to the return of health.  As treatments continue over time this state of relaxation becomes deeper and more established. 


Reflexology stimulates the nervous system, blood and lymph supply to cells and tissues enhancing energy, vitality and elimination of fats and toxins from the body.

Congestion or symptoms of ill health in the body are revealed as tenderness or pain over the reflex areas which usually subside following the application of gentle pressure over the area.  Grit like structures can sometimes be felt causing tenderness.  These can easily be broken down and excreted in the normal  way.  


Reflexology enables the body to heal itself and gives the body a thorough workout.  

Petts Wood Massage & Reflexology