Reflexology Therapy

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is an ancient science that works as an alternative and complementary treatment. Reflexology is based on the principle that our glands, organs and all parts of the body have a direct relation with reflex spots on the feet, hands and ears. Reflexology is a unique technique which uses thumb and finger pressure to stimulate these reflex areas.

Modern science is making great strides discovering the connection between universal matter and energy waves that may relate to the functioning of the body. Recent studies have shown an altering in monitored brain patterns when reflexology is applied to various reflexes on the foot.

“Enhance your wellbeing through your feet”

Having a Reflexology treatment (on feet or hands) can be a cool and relaxing experience and a way to keep your body healthy and energetic. But moreover, Reflexology helps the body relieving stress and tension, improving Nerve and Blood supply and unblocking the nerve impulses to help nature to achieve balance. Also Reflexology has been proven to being beneficial with several chronic illnesses such as asthma, swelling legs and knees, hay fever, back pain, bad circulation, diabetes, arthritis, tinnitus among others.

The left foot represents the left side of the body and the right foot represents the right side of the body.

Reflexology is not ticklish as a firm pressure is used. If a particular part of the body is out of balance, the corresponding reflex may feel tender or sore during the treatment. It is important that you let the practitioner know so that steps may be taken to rectify this discomfort. Generally people describe any areas of tenderness as a ‘sweet pain’ which is both bearable and beneficial.

Some primary functions of Reflexology are to:

  • Relieve stress and tension
  • Improve nerve and blood supply function
  • Balance the whole system (homeostasis)
  • Revitalise energy
  • Activate the body to cleanse impurities

Qualification Details

  • Diploma from the International Institute of Reflexology.
  • Member of Reflexology New Zealand Group.

Therapy Pricing

  • AG location, $100 per hour
Frequently Asked Questions:

Reflexology is normally totally safe for most people, including those with certain health problems as pressure and duration is tailored to meet individual client needs. Considerations are needed for babies, children, elderly and the very sick. In these instances, treatment is of lighter pressure and shorter duration. Your Reflexologist will know.

Sessions may vary depending on the outcomes required. General maintenance or preventative health care could be once every 1-6 weeks depending on each individual. Reflexology sessions can be carried out on a daily basis for an acute condition and once a week for a chronic or long-term condition or as wellness levels improve.

A full session means working all areas of both feet. This can vary from 30-60 minutes depending on the wellness level of the client.

The feet are generally more sensitive to work on than hands and ears. Many other factors can also influence sensitivity such as: medication, tension, stress, injury, surgery, illness, callous/corns, swellings, etc.

Generally, you will feel relaxed and possibly a little tired. Rest or quiet time may be needed for 10 minutes to even a couple of hours to allow the body to rest and restore. Possible outcomes over 1-3 days may also include: varying sleep patterns from deep to restless sleep, more frequent and noticeable dreams, emotional changes with a greater awareness of feelings, urination may increase and/or vary in colour, odour, an increase in bowel movement/volume, cold like symptoms as nasal passages clear, coughing and secretions from lung area, a desire to drink more water to flush toxins and impurities from the body.

A pregnant woman can have Reflexology treatments since the beginning of the pregnancy, but it must be performed by a professional Reflexologist, as there are certain procedures that cannot be perform during the first trimester of the pregnancy. After the first trimester, there is no risk having frequent treatments. Read more about how natural energy therapies can help with the side effects of pregnancy.

Reflexology Therapy FAQ
"I started having Reflexology treatments with Adriana Gomez in March 2018. I was only having Reflexology for general relaxation. On that first appointment, she commented on a blotchy rash I had on my lower legs, this has been a problem for me for the last five years. I have had numerous treatments and spent lots of money seeing different specialist, with the hope that they would help me with this problem. Unfortunately nothing had worked. I had given up and was worried about developing possible ulcers in the future. However, Adriana suggested for me to have frequent Reflexology treatments, once a week for some weeks and to see what happened. She also took photos of my legs during the first treatment. After having four treatments, two weeks apart, I was amazed and very pleased to see my rash clearing all the rash and the skin healing. Adriana took a second photo of my legs, and when I compare them, it is incredible to see how the problem has reduced immensely. Reflexology also has been a very enjoyable treatment and something I look forward every time I make an appointment."
"In my first pregnancy, by week 27 my legs, ankles and feet were so swollen that I couldn't wear any of my normal shoes and walking was very uncomfortable. This pregnancy, the second one, I've been having reflexology treatments every fortnight and as well as the reduction in the aches and pains of pregnancy (and from carrying around my 2 year old), at week 30 I have no swelling in my legs, ankles and feet. My shoes still fit and walking is no problem! "
"At a demonstration by Adriana 12 months ago, I volunteered as a patient. I arrived in a very stressed state suffering, among other things, osteoarthritis in my back. It was very difficult to walk and at times I was confined to a wheel chair. After one treatment I was delighted to find I could almost stand up straight again and most of the pain had gone from my back. Over the period of treatment the nerve pain I have suffered in my feet and legs from Diabetes has eased. Thanks to the continuing treatment by Adriana life has become enjoyable once more. Cheers."
"I have been going off and on to Adriana Gomez for nearly one year and have found a vast improvement to my prolapsed bladder condition which I have had for over 30 years. At one stage my doctor recommended surgery which I never did. I also have found that the functions of my bladder have greatly improved. Thanks to Adriana for the help given to me."
"Since I have been going to Adriana my health has very much improved. Prior to my having reflexology treatment, I had had a knee operation which had for some time after been causing me a lot of discomfort, my legs and knee swelling especially by the end of each day. Not being able to sleep through the night was also making me feel really tired during the day. I have been having reflexology treatments now for several months on a regular fortnightly basis and have noticed a remarkable difference to my health and well being. The swelling in my legs and knee have nearly gone and I am sleeping each night without waking. I would like to thank Adriana for her very professional manner and making me feel great again."
"Since May 2006, when I started my reflexology therapy with my therapist Adriana Gomez, I have been developing a continuous improvement in my health as an asthmatic for more than 30 years. Improvements that are changing my life in many different ways. Now I do not rely on my inhalers to feel good, since I just feel great. I have not taken those blue (Ventolin), Orange (Flixotide) and green (Serevent) inhalers for the past four months. Witnesses of this wonderful change in my lifestyle are my family and friends who can see how well I am feeling now. It has been a wonderful trip with Adriana and I am pleased and grateful to her."