Although it can be traced to ancient times, reflexology was developed by an American, Dr. William Fitzgerald, around a century ago. By applying pressure to one part of the body, he found pain could be relieved in another part. He believed they were linked by a flow of energy. He called this "zone therapy". It was further developed by American physiotherapist Eunice Ingham (1889-1974). The foot was mapped out into areas corresponding to the various glands, organs and systems of the body. The whole body therefore is represented in the feet. The right foot corresponds to the right side of the body, and the left foot to the left side. Any organ can be stimulated by applying pressure to the parts of the foot (reflexes) representing that organ.
Reflexology massage in Stoke Newington, Hackney, north London.
Anna Josa - N5 and home visits (women only)
Anna Lee - london N16 and home visits (women)
Anna Josa ITEC, VTCT
Newington Green Practice/Home Visits (women only)
Highbury, Islington, London N5
Tel: 0776 5991 280
Reflexology is based on the belief that there are reflexes in our hands, feet and ears that relate to every organ and part of our body.
Stimulating specific reflex points in the feet can bring needed nutrients to poorly functioning areas, helping to restore balance throughout the body. Desired long-term effects of reflexology include reduced stress and induced relaxation, feeling of increased energy and mental alertness, relief from acute and chronic conditions, and relief from stress related conditions, sleeping disorders and sports injuries, as well. It also has been shown to be very effective with pregnancy related conditions and fertility issues.
Personally, either as a therapist and a client, Reflexology is one of my favorite therapies; I am still amazed by the many benefits I have experienced and observed during and after reflexology sessions, from deep relaxation and stress relief, to more specific points as fertility, pregnancy, anxiety or even digestive problems.
na is fully qualified with a VTCT Diploma in Reflexology massage since 2007 from the City and Islington College.
Pre-conceptual, Pregnancy & Post Natal Reflexology:
Reflexology has been shown to be very effective with pregnancy related conditions and fertility issues. Also, after the birth, Reflexology can help assist the metabolism to work more efficiently, re-balancing the hormones to avoid post-natal depression. Reflexology can even help to stimulate breast milk and uterine contractions in order to recover from giving birth without difficulty.
Desired long-term effects of reflexology also include reduced stress and induced relaxation, feeling of increased energy and mental alertness, relief from acute and chronic conditions, and relief from stress related conditions, sleeping disorders and sports injuries.
Anna Josa qualified with a CPDC Pre-Conception, Pregnancy and Post Natal Reflexology course in February 2013 from the London School of Reflexology.Please see under Deep tissue/Sports Massage for more details of Anna's massage services.
The cost of the treatment is £50* per hour (£25* per a 30 minute session).
"My husband and I have been seeing Anna for massages over the last 4 years. We find her a very professional, intuitive and empathetic therapist with a real gift for understanding the body and mind. Whether it’s a need for deep tissue massage to loosen tight muscles, reflexology for addressing specific health concerns or Indian Head Massage for deep relaxation Anna manages to hit the spot and we leave feeling rejuvenated every time"
Amanda (nutritional therapist) and Nick Atkins (financial advisor)
To make an appointment with Anna or if you have any questions please call 0776 5991 280
Anna Lee MAR
11 Allen Road
London N16 8SD
Tel: 020 7249 2425
Shine on the Green
20 Newington Green
London N16 9PU
Tel: 020 7241 2065
What is Reflexology & How Can it Help Me?
Reflexology is a gentle complementary therapy, which works on the reflexology points on the feet or hands to aid healing to the whole person not just the prevailing symptoms.
Many people use reflexology as a way of relaxing the mind and body and counteracting stress.
Reflexology may help us to cope on a physical, mental and emotional level there by encouraging us to heal and maintain health in all areas of our lives.
Reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.
Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Each session of reflexology works on an individual basis.
About Anna Lee
Anna qualified as a Reflexologist in 2005 at the London School of Reflexology and has a passion for the therapy. She is a registered member of the Association of Reflexologists and is fully insured.
Anna holds a diploma in Maternity Reflexology and is experienced in working with women and men with fertility issues. She often works with pregnant women and those adjusting to the demands of a new baby. She is a Mum herself, living in Hackney. Anna has regular reflexology treatments and often experiences many benefits from them..
For further information please contact Anna directly on 07816 655 034
To make an appointment with Anna at Shine on the Green on 020 7241 2065 or 020 7812 9306
To make an appointment at Yogahome please call 020 7249 2425
Home visits available for women Tel: 07816 655 034
*Please note fees are subject to change. Please call for latest prices
Further Information About Reflexology
Reflexology is a holistic therapy because massaging the feet is said to relieve stress and tension, promote a sense of well being, improve nerve function and blood supply, increase energy and vitality and encourage the body's self-healing mechanisms.
In a consultation the reflexologist will ask questions about the client's state of health, medical background and current problems. The bare feet will then be examined. Treatment involves moving the thumb and fingers over the foot in small, precise movements. Locating the tender and sensitive areas will suggest imbalances in the corresponding organs. Applying pressure is believed to break up crystal-like deposits, which in turn helps cells to eliminate toxins, unblock nerve impulses, and improve blood supply.
For more information about reflexology please visit The Association of Reflexologists at www.aor.org.uk