Reflexology

 

Tap into your body’s natural healing ability by using pressure points on your hands or feet to relief symptoms of conditions such as back pain, migraines, arthritis, sleep disorders, injuries and stress.

What Is It?

Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body.

The Benefits of Reflexology

• Relief from stress, anxiety and tension

• Feelings of relaxation

• Improved mood

• Improved sleep

• A general sense of health and well-being

Well trained reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Reflexology is a very individual treatment which is tailored to you as a whole person, taking into account both physical and non-physical factors that might be affecting your wellbeing. Some people find it works for them – some don’t. The best way to find out is to try it!

The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually, after a treatment your tension may be reduced and you might feel relaxed. You might also notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of well being improving. You may also find that other aspects improve too; however, this happens on an individual basis.

With ever increasing levels of stress in everyday life, it is important for people to take more responsibility for their own healthcare needs. Reflexology may be one of the ways to mitigate the stresses of modern life.

What Happens During A Reflexology Treatment?

After a consultation to determine the best methods of treatment, a typical full reflexology session lasts for an hour. Usually it is just the feet that are worked on, although hands or ears can be incorporated or used alternatively. You remain fully clothed, simply removing your shoes and socks.

Your feet will be cleansed at the start of the session and them a variety of techniques will be used, adapted to suit your individual needs. Hands, fingers, knuckles and thumbs are used to apply pressure to the feet, lower leg, hands, ears or face, depending on the type of reflexology chosen. You may feel areas of temporary discomfort during the treatment, but generally the experience should be relaxing.

Can Everyone Enjoy A Reflexology Treatment?

This therapy is suitable for most adults, but there are certain conditions where reflexology should be avoided. To ensure the continued well being of all clients, every treatment begins with a consultation to make sure that reflexology is the right therapy. In some cases, your doctors permission may be required before a treatment can commence, for instance if you have diabetes. A confidential record card will be kept with relevant notes for future treatment. If you have any questions or would like to discuss if reflexology is suitable for you or a friend, please feel free to call me.