Reflexology is a complementary therapy which has been practised for over 5000 years and is based on the principal that reflex points on the feet correspond to organs, glands and interconnected energy systems of the body.
Reflexology works by applying pressure to specific reflex points on the feet. The repeated practice of applying pressure to these reflex points stimulates the movement of energy along the nerve pathways allowing blood and lymph to circulate freely, encouraging the release of toxins, removing congestion, releasing energy blockages and balancing all body systems allowing the body to heal naturally.
Reflexology can help with so many health conditions some of which are listed below:
Stress & Anxiety
(It is estimated that 75% of all disease and illness is stress related)
Digestive Disorders (IBS)
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Chemotherapy - Induced Nausea
Chemotherapy - Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
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 15 minute conversation 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 and most clients take a nap or sleep deeply throughout their treatment.
I also apply a technique called ‘linking’ to enhance the power and definition to a treatment. Linking emphasises all the benefits of a Reflexology treatment and can be applied to a wide range of physical and emotional ailments.
Linking involves gently holding specific reflex points at the same time and tuning into the body's energies; this increases the rebalancing effect on the body and can be very powerful; Linking is received differently by each person with many clients describing a deeper sense of relaxation, feeling detached from their physical body as if they are floating, some feel the responses isolated to the feet while others feel sensations of vibrations or energy within specific parts of their body.
At the end of your treatment, we will discuss the outcomes. 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.
Depending on your health a general recommendation is to schedule an appointment once a week for the first six weeks, progressing to maintenance once a month. The full benefits of Reflexology may only materialise after a few treatments especially if you have been suffering with a health problem for some time however I can discuss this with you at the time to decide on the best treatment plan for you.
Some of the benefits Reflexology can help with are listed below:
Alleviate Anxiety & Depression
Release Muscle Tension
Speed up Recovery after an Injury
Restore Balance and Harmony
A Clinical Reflexologist is trained and insured to work safely on people with medical problems
without prior written or verbal permission from the doctor.
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.
Taking Care Of Yourself After A Treatment
After treatment most people feel incredibly relaxed with a marked improvement in their presenting conditions.
Some Positive Reactions May Include:
Feelings of Well - Being
Deep Relaxation and Peacefulness
However it is also possible to experience less welcome reactions to treatment which is important to note that these reactions are a positive sign that your body is naturally re balancing itself, eliminating toxins and regulating hormones.
These symptoms usually clear within 24 - 48 hours and may include:
More Frequent Toilet Visits
Heightened Emotions (High & Low)
Follow as long as possible following a treatment:
If possible try to relax for the rest of the day especially 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 eliminate toxins
Eat healthy meals with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables that are easy for the body to digest