Reflexology is a natural therapy, which uses gentle pressure to reflex areas on the feet and hands. Each such reflex is linked to an organ or body system so that working a reflex on the feet also stimulates a response in the body.
Reflexology is a gentle healing practice dating back to ancient Egypt and China. Early practice can be seen in Egyptian tomb art dating to around 2000 BC.
The benefits of Reflexology are acknowledged by many doctors, consultants and other health care professionals. The therapy is well established and used in primary healthcare settings.
What conditions are helped by Reflexology?
Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. May it be stress, back pain, frozen shoulder, skin conditions, anxiety, digestion problems or just relaxation, skillful reflexology will relieve you of symptoms and pain. After you have completed a course of reflexology treatment for a specific condition, many people find it beneficial to continue with regular treatments in order to maintain health and well-being.
What are the benefits of Reflexology?
Reflexology is a wonderful therapy for active relaxation, stress management, rebalancing hormones, relieving PMS symptoms, boosting your metabolism and aiding weight loss, reducing the effects of food intolerance and seasonal allergies, aiding recovery from physical and emotional trauma.
Reflexology will boost your immune system, revitalize your energy levels, create a stronger body and a calmer mind.
What happens when I go for treatment?
For a reflexology treatment you will be invited to sit or lie on a comfortable treatment chair or table. As this is predominantly a foot treatment you simply remove your shoes and socks. Depending on your personal preferences a treatment may also include your calves so trousers wide enough to roll up are recommended.
On your first visit, we will conduct a full consultation which includes your past and present health and lifestyle. The consultation enables the treatment to be tailored to your specific needs and preferences.
All information is shared is kept strictly confidential.
A reflexology treatment lasts for approximately one hour. Allow a few minutes extra for conversation after your treatment. As the effects of reflexology are cumulative, many people find it beneficial to continue with regular treatments.
How will I feel after a reflexology treatment?
I encourage all my clients to listen to their body and put aside some time to relax after the treatment. This helps maximize the effects of reflexology and boost the body’s natural healing abilities. Increasing the amount of water you drink may also help to flush toxins out of your system thereby aiding the detoxifying process. Your body may respond in a very specific way but most people note a sense of well-being, relaxation, improved sleep to name but a few.