Does Reflexology help with local foot problems?
Reflexology is a popular holistic therapy that is well-known for its ability to support physical, emotional, and mental health. But did you know that it’s also an effective therapy for people who are experiencing issues with their feet?
As a reflexologist, I’ve noticed an increasing number of clients seeking treatment for local foot problems such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, and sore feet. In response to this growing demand, I’ve been researching and expanding my knowledge and skills in this particular area.
That’s why I was thrilled to discover Geraldine Villeneuve’s approach, knowledge, and techniques. Her book ‘Put Your Best Feet Forward’ is a must-read for anyone interested in addressing structural foot problems that can cause imbalances elsewhere in the body. Her specific reflexology and massage approach is both inspiring and effective.
As a fan of Geraldine’s work, I was excited to learn she was over in the UK this summer to run her first extended course here. I immediately jumped at the chance to book on, and couldn’t wait to further develop my skills in this area and offer even more effective treatments to my clients.
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: