Reflexology, available in Well4ever’s local Putney clinic in London, is a natural healing therapy which focuses on reflexes and points in the feet, hands and ears that correspond to various parts of the body, for example, a section of the spine, or the liver. Reflexology is similar to acupuncture in its use of qi, or invisible vital life force, to release potential blockages of energy and balance the organism. There is evidence of reflexology being practiced in ancient Egypt, India and China, although it was only formalised into Zone Therapy in the West in the early 1900s.1

Reflexology can be helpful for people suffering from:

  • Stress
  • Back Pain
  • Achy legs (especially in pregnant women)
  • Anxiety
  • Migraine
  • Poor digestion (including Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Headache
  • Menstrual problems
  • Respiratory problems

What to Expect

Reflexology is a hands-on therapy, focusing primarily on the feet but can also encompass the ears and hands, which also contain areas that connect to organs, glands and other parts of the body. The reflexologist uses their fingers, hands and thumbs to massage and apply pressure to areas of the hands, feet and ears with the aim of treating physical discomfort, releasing tension, promoting relaxation and stimulating associated areas. In reflexology, the body is divided into ten longitudinal zones that run from the head through the body, ending in the fingers and toes; thus the entire body is mapped in the feet and hands, which can be treated alone to impact other parts of the body. The objective isto improve specific physical ailments as well as to increase overall well-being by restoring the body’s balance of qi.

Reflexology is a safe, non-invasive treatment. Its gentle nature makes it appropriate for children and the elderly as well. For local relaxing reflexology therapy in South West London, get in touch with us at Well4ever.


  • Natural Standard.2005. Harvard Medical School. Available.