Are you interested in trying Reflexology but unsure what is involved? Would this holistic therapy benefit you?

Well, while Reflexology is not a cure all magic wand (if only!) Reflexology has been found to have many medicinal values for numerous illnesses and conditions.

Reflexology uses specific pressure techniques applied to the feet using the thumbs and fingers. Our internal organs and structures are mapped out in miniature on our feet and this is where the pressure is applied with focus dependant on the ailments or conditions you suffer from.

The other great reason I love Reflexology so much is, it is non invasive and helps restore the natural balance of the body, which in turn restores harmony!

For example, Stress and Anxiety are so prevalent in our day to day lives, we almost think of it as normal, but it is not! Reflexology is great for managing stress, but did you know it is also good for

  • Sleep disorders
  • Back pain
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Migraine and headaches
  • Digestive problems and IBS
  • Fibromyalgia

The benefits to using Reflexology for Fibromyalgia for example are with chronic symptoms, overall pain factor and relentless fatigue, Fibromyalgia is one condition that can greatly benefit from Reflexology as the complete relaxation gives enormous relief to this debilitating condition.

Reflexology is also beneficial for Plantar Fasciitis. The massage stretches and relieves the Plantar Fascia, the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes, that I mentioned in my other blog! During your massage treatment, the ligaments and muscles of the foot are relaxed and loosened, along with your calf muscles, so please wear loose clothes!

Reflexology can also help boost your immune system, helping to rid you of winter colds and flu, due to the stimulation and pressure placed on the toes, those pressure points are manipulated with expertise to connect with the sinuses and rid you of nasty toxins!

So if you think Reflexology could be for you, six sessions are recommended to truly reap the benefits of this amazing therapy, but of course you are more than welcome to just the one!

Kindest regards,

Hayley, your foot lady x

Hard Skin...Corns and Calluses

The skin on your feet can get really rough and scratchy

It’s usually the kids or significant other who spot it!"

Darling, your feet are scratchy!"

“Mum, when are you going to get your feet done?"

That rough hard skin is normally caused by Callus and while most of the time it's cosmetic, it can become a problem!

Sometimes it forms because of medical conditions such as psoriasis, because the skin production and turnover is quicker.

On the whole, Callus forms in response to load changes on the *Epidermis which is seen as thicker areas of skin. 

Sometimes it is yellowish in colour, sometimes it can crack and get really painful!

But there are things you can do to help!

Filing and moisturising with a great urea based cream works wonders. 

Also footwear that helps to support the heel fat pad and reduces load during activity.

Callus generally doesn't cause an issue, but when the pressure gets too great, sometimes it can lead to problems if you have a loss of sensation or poor circulation. 

A heloma molle is a soft corn that mostly occurs at the fourth interdigital toe space, between the fourth and fifth digits. They may also appear in the webbing of the interdigital space or on either side of the fourth and fifth toes at one of the “knuckles” due to friction and pressure.

With heloma molles, patients often complain about pain at the site of the lesion that is aggravated by tight shoes, pressure, and ambulation or may be associated with bunions or a fifth digit deformity.

The first line of treatment for a heloma molle include, padding that would separate the digits, local debdridement with a sterile scalpel blade and possible keratolytics.

Regular foot care maintenance helps to keep the callus from reforming. That’s where I come in! I have had very good success rates with removing Heloma Molle from the interdigital space between the fourth and fifth digit.

Hayley (The Foot lady!)

*Epidermis - The outermost of the three layers that make up the skin