With it’s roots buried deep in ancient China and Egypt, reflexology is a therapeutic technique, which uses targeted manipulation of points on the feet and hands that help to activate the body’s parasympathetic nervous system and natural healing mechanisms. In doing so, reflexology helps to re-establish the equilibrium necessary for normal function of all the bodily systems.

The scientific basis of reflex study has its roots in neurological studies conducted in the 1890s by Sir Henry Head of London. In 1898 he discovered zones of the skin became hypersensitive to pressure when an organ connected by nerves to the skin region was diseased. After years of clinical research, Head established what became know as Head’s Zones, and the mother of traditional reflexology – zone therapy – was born.

Professional reflexology serves to establish which areas of the body are out of balance and, with the aid of treatment, it aims to correct these imbalances, thus assisting the body to return to a state of balance and health.

A Five Element approach

Licenced Acupuncturist Claire is weaving her Five Element acupuncture and  reflexology training together to offer a unique approach to Reflexology here at Corinium Acupuncture.

By adding traditional acupuncture diagnosis, including pulse, tongue, three Jiao and hara techniques, coupled with reflex and (relevant five element) body acupressure points, Corinium Acupuncture offers a truly unique approach to traditional reflexology treatment.


How long is each session?

Your first and follow-on reflexology sessions last up to 1 hour each.

How can reflexology help me?

The goal of reflexology is to trigger a state of bodily equilibrium by releasing areas of blocked energy.


In short it:

  • Reduces stress and induces deep relaxation

  • Improves circulation

  • Cleanses the body of toxins and impurities

  • Balances the whole system, supporting better homeostasis

  • Revitalises our energy

  • Stimulates the body's immune system

  • Helps in the relief of pain

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions you need will depend on your unique symptoms and what you hope to achieve through treatment.


Most people need between 4 and 6 treatments, while others have regular sessions as part of their self-care routine and to help maintain good health.