What is Reflexology?
Reflexology deals with the principle that there are ‘reflex’ areas in the feet and hands which correspond to every gland, organ and part of the body.
Manipulation of reflexes by well-skilled hands is thought to stimulate the body’s natural healing ability and help to provide relief for many health conditions. Reflexology is also thought to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium by reducing tension and stress, improving circulation and cleansing the body of toxins and impurities.
Reflexology is suitable for all ages. My oldest client is 99 and loves to have regular treatments.
Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe.
Reflexology is increasingly recognised by many healthcare professionals.
How can it help?
Reflexology may bring relief from a wide range of health conditions including digestive problems, stress and anxiety, hormonal imbalances, fertility issues and muscular and joint pain.
Whilst reflexology is often used at the time of acute health issues, many clients choose to continue with maintenance treatments which they believe contribute to their ongoing well-being or as part of a preventative programme.
At your first consultation a medical history will be taken in order that I can ensure the session is tailored to your requirements. It is also important that where medical consent is required, this is identified at the earliest opportunity. A confidential record of these details is maintained in order to inform future treatments.
Various forms of reflexology are available. These include:
|Foot reflexology||the client sits in a reclining chair while the feet are worked|
|Hand reflexology||the client sits in a reclining chair while the hands are worked|
|Vertical reflexology||the client stands upright whilst the dorsal areas of the feet are worked – particularly helpful for neck, shoulder and orthopaedic issues|
|Maternity reflexology||specially designed techniques on the feet for pre and post conception support|
|Auricular reflexology||the client sits in an upright chair while the ears are worked. Viccaria seeds are sometimes applied also to enable clients to stimulate reflexes for up to 3 days following the session for further benefit.|
Whilst a reasonably assertive level of pressure is used to maximise therapeutic benefit, this is carefully monitored to ensure the comfort of clients at all times. These techniques are balanced with lighter movements to achieve an enhanced level of relaxation. Clients rarely if ever find foot reflexology ticklish.