Types of reflexology – what’s best for your needs?

There are several types of reflexology in common practice around the world, each having grown over thousands of years from different ancient cultures. I offer four distinct types for different needs. I have listed them below along with suggested reasons for choosing one, but we can always create a special protocol for you as your self-care journey progresses and your needs change.


Facial Reflex Therapy 

This is a neuro reflex therapy, meaning that it focuses on the nerve connection between the brain, body and organs. It also includes meridianology which is the focus on connections between the major organs, glands and their energy paths.

By manipulating the reflex areas and nerve points of the face we can find and ease the origin of any discomfort you are experiencing whether that is physical, mental or emotional. It is a great complementary treatment to any medical issue you are experiencing and I have found particular joy in helping women going through hormonal upheaval with this technique. Also particularly good in helping with digestive issues (which often manifest as deep lines on the face).

Choose this one if you don’t like your feet being touched! And if you like a bonus effect of a skin treatment along with your wellness treatment.

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Ingham Method Reflexology

Also known as universal reflexology this is the most widely used in the western world and is the first method I learned many years ago. It uses a ‘thumb walking’ technique to stimulate all the reflex zones and is the choice for general relaxation and an immune system boost. This is the technique I mostly use in the well-being boost treatment option. 

Choose this one as a relaxing and wellness boosting treat.

Neuro-foot Reflexology 

Like the facial reflexology technique, this is a much more detailed and personalised foot reflexology than the universal technique. Focusing on nerve connections and meridians, this is a highly therapeutic technique that can give amazing results on the physical body through deep work on the nerve, blood, lymph, musculol-skeletal, hormonal and organ systems. Every system in the body is treated and then any specific issues addressed even more specifically.

Choose this one when you have a specific physical issue to address or as an occasional deep reboot for the whole body to help keep you in good health.

Sacred Reflexology

Sacred reflexology is a foot reflexology protocol created to help uplift your energetic vibrations, bringing about a sense of balance, calm and peace to your emotions.

Light, rhythmic movements are applied to specific energy points and zones of the feet to gently release stagnant energy in the body and re-establish free-flowing harmony and connections between the heart and brain, the physical and the emotional, dissolving negative or sluggish emotional blockages that can leave you feeling tired, stuck or in a low mood.

In this intuitive treatment, a safe, comforting space is created for you to release negative emotions that may be holding you back from full expression and enjoyment of your authentic self and helps you tap into your higher consciousness. You are supported to explore and release emotional blockage or stagnation to restore a clear heart, clear mind and uplifted outlook.

Sacred Reflexology cycles through seven steps on specific reflex areas to bring ease and harmony to the meridian flow in all the major energetic confluence points in the body. Of the different reflexology types, this is the one to choose if you are mainly looking for a wellness treatment to help bring ease to any emotional situation or conflict, or to maintain an optimistic and balanced energy as part of your self-care.

Choose this one when calming the mind, balancing the emotions or elevating your energies is your main focus. It can be chosen as a full self-care treatment or as a shorter add on to another treatment to deepen your relaxation and add an element of energy healing.

Read more on each type of reflexology by clicking the name of the treatment above or book online here

If you are not sure what is best for you just give us a call on 086 3823608, we look forward to helping you on your wellness journey.

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