Do you ever feel stressed, tiered or run down? Do you suffer from hormone imbalances, back pain, insomnia, kidney problems or digestive disruption? Do you enjoy some snout-rageously good relaxation and pampering? Reflexology could help!
Well, ok, we loaded those questions a little. But in our opinion everyone should try reflexology at least once in their life. If you find that it's not for you, no problem. That does happen. For some people, working on their feet just doesn't feel enjoyable, but for others, reflexology can be a little moment of heaven with some long lasting benefits.
Who has reflexology?
All kinds of people. In our North London reflexology studio we work with a lot of pregnant women or couples who are trying to conceive, or with anyone who is suffering from ongoing pain or illness and who would like to try a holistic approach. We work with a lot of climbers from the Castle Climbing wall and also ballet dancers who need a boost to their feet after wearing constrictive shoes for a long time. Often, we work with people who just need a little break and some deep rest and relaxation.
Some of our favourite clients are the most skeptical people. We're fairly confident we can turn them into reflexology devotees. We don't ask people to believe in the healing power of reflexology, we just ask them to try it for themselves.
What is reflexology?
Reflexology is both a science and an art and there is evidence to show that some form of foot massage has been practiced in various parts of the world for thousands of years. When women get pregnant they often instinctively ask their partners to rub their feet and many of us will identify with having sore spots on the sole of your foot. In reflexology, we believe that sore spots on your foot, or small areas of grit, are actually indications of an imbalance or problem in a specific area of your anatomy. Here is a classic foot chart to show you how the different areas link up:
Why do I need reflexology?
These days, we tend to walk around in flat shoes on surfaces that have been flattened out for us, but our feet are designed to walk across a variety of different surfaces with different textures. When we do this, it naturally massages and works on the thousands of nerve endings in our feet that travel back to all of our internal organs. At This Little Piggy, we believe that when we don't do this, waste material can get stuck and nerve tissue and connective tissue can become static, forming miniature knots and kinks, just like the ones you get in your shoulders. Reflexology can massage out these little knots and boost circulation to your feet and to the corresponding organs.
We've treated hundreds of clients from all walks of life and we've seen some incredible results. Don't take our word for it. Try a session of reflexology and see for yourself whether you feel the benefits.