What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a systematic massage technique that stimulates the reflexes in the feet; a firm pressure is used, so it is not tickly. The treatment is truly holistic treating the whole person every time. As a result, it is not always necessary to know the cause of a symptom.
The treatment stimulates over 7000 nerve endings in the feet, which relate to all the systems, functions and organs in the body. One treatment sends messages through the body encouraging overworked areas to relax and stimulating under-worked areas into action. It is extremely relaxing, and generally promotes an equilibrium within the body’s systems, alleviating congestion, and helping maintain good health
Reflexology can help
Improve sleep quality
One of the first things clients report after a treatment is a good nights sleep. Feelings of anxiety are eased, sleep comes more easily, and for longer.
Pain Relief
One treatment can reduce pain, and provide relief from many ailments. It is especially useful if an area of the body is too painful to touch. Working with the reflexes in the feet, or hand if it is a foot that has pain, helps to relax the area so the bodies own healing can take place. It strengthens the immune system, preventing deterioration or re-occurrence of ailments.
Stress Relief
The treatment itself is very relaxing, clients often fall asleep during it, which helps reduce the effects of stress. Clients often report a renewed vitality and increased energy in the days after a treatment. It is common for a client to present with a physical ailment, then have an emotional ‘clear out’ after the treatment.
Improve Digestion
Constipation can be eased, abdominal spasm eased, and a sluggish digestion is improved. Clients can have a ‘clear out’ after a treatment as the body tries to come back into balance. It is important to drink plenty water to aid the elimination of toxins that can
Regular Reflexology may be able to help:
– reduce stress
– migraines and sinusitis
– reduce neck and back pain
– menstrual problems
– restore good sleep patterns
– reduce fatigue
– reduce pain and immobility of arthritis
– alleviate bowel complaints
– anxiety and depression
….and many other ailments
What to expect
Each treatment lasts for an hour. You will be asked to complete and sign a medical consultation form prior to treatment. This ensures the treatment is safe for you, and so that it can be tailored to your needs. The treatment can be carried out either sitting up or lying down, the client need only remove shoes and socks. No oil is used during the treatment but it is an option at the end to finish off.
Small areas of the feet may feel tender as they are worked on. This may mean there is congestion or blocked energy in the corresponding part of the body. The aim is to alleviate the congestion and restore the bodies natural balance. Pressure can be reduced if an area is too uncomfortable, the treatment should not be painful.
To achieve long-term benefits a course of six treatments is recommended.