REFLEXOLOGY.

Reflexology stems from an ancient form of therapy believed to have been practised in China some 5,000 years ago. It’s a gentle and effective healing technique applied to the feet & occasionally head and hands to induce a state of balance in both body & mind.

Our Chichester Reflexology practitioner, Sophie Gooley, has many years experience and is an expert in her field. She will speak to you about why you are seeking treatment and about how Reflexology can help you.

Reflexology is based on the theory that reflexes on the feet correspond to major systems and organs in the body. Reflexology is used to treat many different problems, commonly pain relief, headaches, sinusitis, menopausal symptoms, hormone imbalances & when you are pregnant. It also treats any stress related symptoms and is used as ‘time out’ to allow you to heal & recover. Our therapist, Sophie, will apply pressure using her fingers and thumbs to the soles of your feet which will in turn relax the nervous system, allowing the body to balance itself naturally to alleviate any pain or symptoms you may be suffering from.

At The Boxgrove we aim to treat all of our clients holistically and we have a wealth of experience and advice at our fingertips. Sophie may refer you to another of our specialists if she feels you may benefit, for example, our Nutritionist if you are suffering from IBS or our Soft Tissue team if suffering with muscular pain.

Call our reception desk today on 01243 696 630 and make an appointment with Sophie, our Chichester Reflexology practitioner, or email reception@theboxgrove.com.

Consultations:

60 minutes / £62
45 minutes / £47
30 minutes / £32

Frequently Asked Questions

During your initial treatment a brief medical history will be taken and Sophie will discuss with you any concerns or symptoms you may have and your expectations of treatment. You will then be asked to remove socks & footwear and lie back on a comfortable massage couch. Treatment is gentle and you will have the opportunity to relax and sleep. During treatment you may experience tingling around the body. This is normal.
No, Reflexology is a pain-free way of promoting relaxation and encouraging optimum health. However, there can be some sensitivity which may indicate an area of imbalance.
Please wear your most comfortable and loose clothing so that you feel relaxed. You will not be asked to remove your clothing. Only your feet and hands are needed for this treatment.
Reflexology is a treatment that is usually totally safe for most people although adjustments will be made for babies, children, the elderly and palliative patients. With these treatments a lighter pressure will be used and the appointment length is usually shorter.
After treatment you will feel relaxed and possibly a little sleepy. Very occasionally you may have a light headache, depending on the body’s healing response but being adequately hydrated should alleviate this.
Directions to The Boxgrove and a map can be found here. Parking is available to all of our patients. We kindly ask all those coming for a scheduled class to park in the Boxgrove Village Hall car park.

Biography

Sophie Gooley
BA Hons, BSc, MChS

Sophie Gooley trained as a Reflexologist at the Central London College of Reflexology, where she later became a tutor. She worked in Charing Cross, Chelsea Westminster & The Royal Free hospitals in HIV, Oncology and Palliative care. Sophie founded the Jex Blake School at the Royal Free teaching therapists clinical skills within the hospital environment. She teaches a CPD course in Reflexology & Cancer.

If you have any other questions please email us at reception@theboxgrove.com or call us on 01243 696 630.