Does Reflexology help with local foot problems?
Reflexology is well known as a holistic therapy, supporting people’s physical, emotional and mental health. But is it also good for supporting people with issues with the feet themselves?
Over the years, I have been seeing more and more of my clients with local foot problems; bunions, plantar fasciitis, ‘sore feet’ and more. I am always keen to respond to my clients’ needs, so for the last few years I have been researching and expending my knowledge and skills in this particular area.
I was very excited to see Geraldine Villeneuve on the bill for the first Reflexology Conference in February 2018, and found her approach, knowledge and techniques hugely inspiring.
I’m a bit of a ‘Fan Girl’ about Geraldine’s work. I came across her book ‘Put Your Best Feet Forward’ a couple of years ago and was thrilled to learn more about her experience and techniques. She has developed a specific reflexology and massage approach that address structural foot problems. These problems in the feet cause imbalances elsewhere in the body.
When I heard that she was planning to run her first extended course in the UK this summer, I jumped at the chance to book on!
Geraldine’s unique style of reflexology combines an understanding of the foot as a reflection of the body with extensive knowlege of foot function and alignment. This brings relief to problems with the feet and the rest of the body.
Feet need to be free to function as naturally as possible. They are a complex and intelligent design! Shoes that are restricted in width and flexibility begin to cause problems such as broken arches, bunions, and sore and aching feet.
The structural reflexology session is 90 minutes long, and it covers the lower leg and the feet. We use a combination of massage techniques, reflexology, PNF stretching (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) and joint mobilisation, working with the muscles and ligaments of the lower leg, feet and ankles.
These techniques seek to correct and relieve local foot problems that are causing symptoms elsewhere in the body.
If you have local foot problems including fallen arches (or ‘flat feet’), bunions, plantar fasciitis and other issues with the feet, this could be the treatment for you!
If you’d like to find out more about the benefits of Structural Reflexology, do get in touch with me:
You can also find out more about Structural Reflexology through the founder’s website: