What is reflexology?

Reflexology covers various techniques for relaxing nervous tension. This is achieved through massaging or applying pressure to the feet, as well as acupressure and massage to the ears, hands and feet. Whether you enjoy your therapy on its own or with other treatments, it’s a great route to quick relaxation and a newly restored you.


  • The treatment is calming and soothing
  • It helps combat stress
  • Reflexology and feet massage can help improve your circulation
  • It’s painless and there are no side effects
  • It helps you maintain your balance and feel good

Foot reflexology is an established alternative healing technique that’s been practised for centuries in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. One popular theory is that reflexology originated in China up to 5000 years ago. As to the way it works, theories range from the stimulation of nerve endings at the body’s extremities to a more mystical belief that reflexology corrects imbalances in ‘life energy’.

According to some sources, the therapy was introduced to Western society in the early twentieth-century by a Dr William Fitzgerald who worked in ear, nose and throat medicine. Based on his observations that pressure applied to patients’ feet caused beneficial responses elsewhere in their bodies, he divided the body into ten zones and created the first reflexology chart. Reflexology and foot massage is now a recognised part of alternative therapy – and readily available at the Treatment Rooms’ conveniently-located central Bristol premises.

How does reflexology work?

Reflexology is based on the idea that reflexes in your feet (and hands too) are related to every body part, organ and gland in your body. At the Treatment Rooms, a leading centre for reflexology in Bristol, you’ll enjoy attentive pressure point massage for the feet, which detects tiny deposits and imbalances. If you’ve never experienced the bliss of professional foot massage technique, you’re in for a wonderful treat.

By working on these points, our reflexology and foot massage therapists can release blockages and restore your whole body's energy. At the start of your appointment, your therapist will ask you questions to help them understand how you’re feeling. Based on what you tell them, they’ll apply pressure to your hands and feet, guided by their experience, knowledge and the reflexology foot map.

For maximum benefit, a course of reflexology foot massage treatment is recommended (each session lasts 45 minutes). You can focus on reflexology and foot massages alone, or you might like to make your treatment part of a whole therapy package. You could even visit with a group of friends for a comprehensive spa and reflexology massage session. 

Treatment Price £25 - £28 Per Session

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