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, though it is important to get a diagnosis from G.P for any unexplained symptoms before starting treatment.
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.
Reflexology can help
Improve sleep quality & reduce fatigue
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.
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.
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 of the treatment.
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.