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Questions about Reflexology.

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a safe, natural holistic, and non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body.

Reflexologists work holistically with their clients and aim to work alongside conventional medical to help to promote better health and well-being for their clients. It will deeply calm and balance your mind, body and soul allowing your body to naturally balance itself, leaving you with a sense of well-being on all levels.

This fits in perfectly with Podiatry and we often recommend that patients may benefit enormously from this service.

What is Zone Therapy?

Zone Therapy is actually another name for Reflexology.  We do not use this term at Penicuik Reflexology.

What Does a Reflexology Do?

Reflexology is generally relaxing and may help alleviate stress but it is not a medical treatment in any way and this must be stressed at all times. Although Penicuik Reflexology works with Ying Peng Podiatrist at the Penicuik Podiatrist Clinic, that Reflexology treatment is an alternative form of treatment and as stated can not be said to me medical. T


he theory behind reflexology is that areas of the foot correspond to organs and systems of the body so that when pressure is applied to the foot it is believed to bring relaxation and healing to the corresponding area of the body.

Is Foot Reflexology Good for You?

Reflexology increasing blood flow through the body, which leads to less stress or anxiety and lowers the blood pressure. This all leads to feeling better.  Ying Peng the owner of the Penicuik Podiatrist Clinic comes from China where Reflexology also comes from.  She has and does always attend a Reflexologist in China and was determined to launch Penicuik Reflexology and have it running in the clinic.  She firmly believe that specialised foot reflexology s a perfect fit for the work she does in Chiropody.  But be clear that whilst she will where appropriate recommend this treatment it is non medical and any benefits are brought out through relaxation and massage techniques.  

What is the difference between massage and reflexology?

The difference is in the purpose and thus the techniques used.  Massage works on the structure of a person's body. Reflexology's works on improving gland, organ, and systems functions. Reflexology promotes a response from the soft tissue stimulated through the nervous system and the meridians.

Can reflexology be harmful?

Reflexology is considered safe without causing many side effects. As people feel relaxed after a treatment they may might light headed. Often the feet will feel tender afterwards, others can have an emotional response or need to pass urine more often. Phoebe at the Penicuik Reflexology as a professional takes precautions with people.  For example the sessions last an hour and we do not offer shorter time periods to ensure there is a full recovery period in the session.

When should you not do reflexology?

Anyone with a  foot fracture, any unhealed wounds,  any active gout in the feet should not do reflexology. Any osteoarthritis impacting the foot or ankle,  or any vascular disease of the legs or feet, should consult with prior to beginning reflexology on the feet. One of the primary advantages of Penicuik Reflexology being based out of the Penicuik Podiatrist Clinic,  there is a Podiatrist to hand to deal with any medical issues of the feet.

What illnesses can reflexology treat?


Although reflexology can not be used to diagnose or cure any disease, millions it can be  used  to complement other treatments when addressing conditions such as  anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis. However always consult with the appropriate medical practitioner if suffering from any of these conditions.

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