Tag Archives: Reflexology

Athletes Foot And Reflexology

Reflexology is the most popular treatment I offer but you don’t have to miss out if you think you may have athletes foot.

Athlete’s foot (also known as ringworm of the foot or tinea pedis) is a fungal infection of the foot especially between the toes. The infection can make the skin can turn white and thicken. The fungus can also cause the skin to redden, crack and flake and this may cause itching.

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Gout and Reflexology

Reflexology is a therapeutic foot massage that aids relaxation and rebalances the body. It revolves around the understanding that there are reflex points on the feet that relate to the structure and function to various parts of the body. Applying pressure to these reflexes using gentle massage may influence the state of the body in many ways.

Gout is a condition which occurs when the metabolism becomes defective causing uric acid crystals to build up in the joints, most commonly around the big toe.  It is another form of arthritis which can be intensely painful. These crystals may be present for years without you knowing, but on occasions they can trigger an attack of gout.

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Plantar Fasciitis and Reflexology

Plantar fasciitis (“PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus”) is the most common cause of foot pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes and which supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed) and then your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk.

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