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Glasgow Reflexology, Milngavie, Glasgow
Glasgow Reflexology, Milngavie, Glasgow

Clinical Reflexology

Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy that uses pressure to work on your hands or feet. The anatomy of the body is reflected in miniature on your hands and feet and contains reflex points that correspond to every organ, gland, muscle, tissue, cell and interconnected energy system of the body.

The repeated practice of applying pressure to these reflex points helps therapeutically on a physical and emotional level, freeing and releasing energy to restore balance and promote deep relaxation, allowing blood and lymph to circulate freely, encouraging the release of toxins, removing congestion allowing the body to heal naturally.

Reflexology is suitable for all ages.

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A Clinical Reflexologist is trained and insured to work safely on people with medical problems

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The origins of Reflexology can be traced back to the ancient civilisations of Egypt, India, Native America and China. The oldest known documentation of Reflexology is a pictograph that was found in the tomb of an Egyptian physician named Ankmahor at Saqqara dating back to 2330 BC, which depicts patients having treatments on their feet and hands.

Some of the many benefits of Reflexology
Reflexology can help support many conditions, ranging from stress, anxiety, pain, infertility, migraines, constipation, IBS and menstrual problems. General benefits can include reduced stress and tension, improved circulation, improved sleep and immunity. Reflexology can also help o support a large number of painful conditions.

Direct pressure applied to reflex points on the feet can interrupt sensory transmission and confuse the nervous system, so pain is not perceived in the same way.

Reflexology also encourages the production of endorphins, our body’s natural painkillers.
Reduction in Pain
Sciatica
Neck Pain

Back Pain

Fibromyalgia
Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Headaches
Migraines

Sports Injuries

 

  • Reduction in Inflammation -Reflexology helps to reduce inflammation easing muscular pain caused by overstretching or injury. Improving blood supply to the affected area, which can also help improve range of movement. If you suffer from arthritis, reflexology can help to reduce joint inflammation and minimise aches and pains . Reflexology also minimises inflammation by helping to improve circulation and removing waste products from the blood and organs. 

  • Allieviate Stress, Anxiety and Depression - Reflexology promotes the release of endorphins. In addition to being the body's natural painkillers, endorphins can also improve your mood. Reflexology also increases the body's production of serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone that is associated with increased feelings of happiness and positivity. When the body begins producing more serotonin and endorphins, many people find that they can respond better to stressors and are able to manage their emotions more effectively.

  • Improved Circulation - By stimulating specific pressure points on the feet, reflexology promotes better blood flow through the entire body. When blood flows more freely throughout the body, all areas of the body are receiving more oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood. Better circulation also speeds up the healing process and promotes more efficient recovery for damaged cells and various injuries.

  • Improved Sleep Quality - Reflexology is great for promoting relaxation and relieving stress. This, in turn, can make it easier for you to fall asleep at night.

  • Reduced Blood Pressure - Reflexology is a great natural treatment to help lower blood pressure.
    By minimising stress, reducing the body's production of the hormone cortisol, and promoting relaxation,

  • Improved Nerve Sensitivity - Reflexology may not be able to restore full function and sensitivity to people who suffer from neuropathy. But, it can still significantly improve the condition and make it easier to notice injuries and other issues on their feet and hands.

  • Increased Energy - As reflexology helps to improve circulation, when blood is circulating efficiently through the body, all of the body's organs and systems work more efficiently, leading to more energy and increased alertness.

  • Improved Liver Function - Reflexology helps encourage the liver to detox and eliminate any waste that's been building up. The liver is one of the busiest organs in the human body. Nearly everything you eat has to pass through the liver to be processed. Because the liver works so hard, it can be common for it to function less than optimally, especially if you eat a less-than-clean diet or consume a lot of alcohol. , in turn, can lead to a variety of health eissues such as:

  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

  • Hormone imbalances

  • High cholesterol

  • Digestive issues

  • Insomnia

How many reflexology treatments will I need?

If you have no health concerns and are using Reflexology as a preventative healthcare option, then monthly treatments are recommended. However if you are going through a particularly stressful time and/or have health concerns and pain, then weekly treatments are recommeneded until you  feel an improvement in your symptoms changing to fortnightly then monthly maintenance.

Your Treatment

Your first treatment will start with a short health consultation to discuss your medical history and anything that may be causing you stress or concern. This helps me understand which Reflexology technique(s) would be best to use, explain how Reflexology works, what you can expect from your treatment and answer any questions you may have. You then relax on my heated therapy couch with your socks and shoes removed, your head, back and knees all supported and a blanket over your body to keep you warm and comfortable. I will apply hot flannels to your feet before applying cream which allows me to work over the reflex points of your feet with ease. I use my thumbs, fingers or knuckles to apply pressure to your feet and if required your lower leg. I work through my sequence covering all organs and systems of your body and I may revisit certain areas to help balance specific reflexes, depending on what you have told me in the consultation and what I find during your treatment. Whilst some areas may prove sensitive, the treatment itself is very relaxing.

At the end of your treatment, we can discuss the outcome, any tenderness you may have felt may indicate imbalances and by working on these areas at this or subsequent treatments, the imbalance may be unblocked to aid the free flow of energy in the body restoring its natural balance.

​The Best Time To Have Your Treatment

I advise where possible for clients to book their first  treatment on a day where they can relax after if needed. Most clients feel incredibly relaxed with a marked improvement in their presenting conditions. It is also possible however to experience other reactions to a treatment such as feeling cold, tired or emotional. This however is a positive sign that your body is naturally re-balancing itself, eliminating toxins and regulating hormones and usually clears within 24 - 48 hours. 

If you are trying to conceive, please let me know. We can then time your reflexology treatments around times of your menstrual cycle. Please also let me know if you are undergoing any medical treatments, awaiting surgery or medical tests as in some instances it may better to time treatments after these have been completed.

What You Should Wear And Bring For Your Treatment

Wear comfortable loose clothing so that you can fully relax during your treatment and so that I can have full access to your feet. Please bring a bottle of water with you so you can hydrate yourself properly after the treatment and if you have experienced any changes since our first consultation such as medication please let me know. 

Taking Care Of Yourself After A Treatment

If you are feeling more tired than normal listen to your body and take plenty of rest.

Sleep more if you need to. Avoid strenuous exercise for the rest of the day.

Avoid stimulants such as alcohol, tea, coffee, or other caffeinated drinks.

Drink plenty of water or herbal teas to help eliminate toxins

 Eat healthy meals with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables that are easy for the body to digest.

Medical Disclaimer

Please note that the information on this website does not claim to cure or to diagnose any illness, disease or condition. The information is provided to give you information about the services offered and is NOT a substitute for medical healthcare.

If you do currently have a health condition it is recommended you should consult your GP for their advice before treatment.

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