Reflexology is a gentle non-invasive holistic therapy that encourages the body to balance and heal itself, working to treat the whole person not just the prevailing symptom. It involves applying finger or thumb pressure to specific points on hands and feet. These points are called ‘reflexes’ and they reflect, or mirror the organs and structures of the body as well as a person’s emotional health.
Reflexology is not a foot massage although some massage movements are used. By applying pressure to parts of hands or feet (reflexes) other corresponding areas within the body will feel the benefit. Over 7000 nerve endings are found within the feet and are worked over during a treatment. Blockages of energy are released encouraging a free flowing energy all over the body.
The sole purpose of Reflexology is to return the body to ‘homeostasis’ (a state of equilibrium and balance). Reflexology is a deeply relaxing therapy which restores balance to all systems on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.
Treatments are carried out fully clothed (only socks need to be removed).
Reflexology is a complementary therapy which works well alongside conventional medicine. It is suitable for people of all ages, genders and circumstances, although certain situations may make it inappropriate or require permission from a medical professional. Reflexologists do not claim to diagnose, prescribe or cure and will always refer a client to another healthcare professional if appropriate.
Benefits of Reflexology:
Reflexology can be an extremely relaxing experience where you can take time out from everyday pressures. The treatment itself promotes the body’s natural self-healing abilities, and creates change in a subtle but positive way. When used regularly it can help to relieve stress, increase energy levels, improve circulation, digestion, sleep and facilitates the elimination of toxins from the body. When the body is relaxed and in balance it can cope with the everyday stresses and strains of life much more effectively, therefore, maintaining optimum health.
Reflexology is deeply relaxing, but also very powerful, and can be effective for a variety of conditions, some of which are:
- Asthma and Hayfever
- Back, neck and muscular pain / Sciatica
- Digestive disorders
- Headaches and Migraines
- Hormonal imbalances
- Inflammation / Sports injuries
- Insomnia / Sleep disorders
- Gynecological issues
- Menopausal symptoms
- Stress, anxiety and depression
Plus, other conditions which can be discussed with me during consultation.
Reflexology detoxifies the body, boosting the immune system and stimulating the body’s energetic systems. In order to maximise the benefit of your treatment it is advisable afterwards to:
– Drink plenty of water to rehydrate and to help flush toxins from your body.
– Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol for 24 hours.
– Try to rest and avoid eating a heavy meal, allowing your body to balance and heal itself.
How long is a reflexology treatment?
Reflexology treatments take 1 hour for the initial treatment, which includes a brief ‘private and confidential’ consultation and then 45 minutes thereafter.