Who I am and where to find me
Dr Emily Hughes MSc DPhil (Oxon) MAR
I am a fully qualified and insured member of the Association of Reflexologists and run a practice just outside of Oxford in Wootton and Dry Sandford. I specialise in treating women and children. I'm on the no. 4 bus route between Oxford and Abingdon, easily accessible from Boars Hill and Botley, and there is plenty of free parking.
I'm not a medical doctor, so I can't diagnose or offer medical advice. I work alongside traditional medicine to support your well-being.
Benefits of reflexology
Reflexology is a complementary therapy that can help to improve your feelings of well-being; it aims to create a sense of deep relaxation, helping to relieve symptoms of stress, which can help you sleep better and therefore feel better. A course of treatment may help to:
- aid sleep
- release tension
- improve mood
- increase relaxation
- enhance well-being
Overall, I will work with you to create a bespoke treatment plan, treating you holistically, rather than just focusing on specific symptoms. A reflexologist treats the whole body by working on reflex points on the feet, face, or hands, inducing a state of deep relaxation to aid well-being.
There has been a lot of research into reflexology. For example, one study with menopausal women showed that a course of reflexology helped to relieve some of the symptoms of menopause; the authors stated that hot flushes decreased during the course of the study and that there was a reduction in sleep disorder. Asltoghiria, M., & Ghodsib, Z. (2012). The effects of Reflexology on sleep disorder in menopausal women. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 31, 242 – 246.
Zone Face Lift and Facial Reflexology
As well as traditional foot and hand reflexology, I also offer facial reflexology, which is wonderfully relaxing, and the 'Bergman Method' Zone Face Lift - a full facial reflexology treatment with additional beautifying effects. See my Zone Face Lift page for more information about the benefits of Zone Face Lift.