What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a non-invasive complementary health therapy that can be effective in promoting deep relaxation and wellbeing. It treats the person as a whole rather than just focusing on a set of symptoms. It is a touch therapy that is based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body and reflexologists work these points and areas. The body is often in a state of imbalance, particularly after illness, injury or periods of stress, with these vital energy pathways blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. The aim of reflexology is to release any blockages and restore the free flow of energy and blood circulation to the whole body. Stimulating these reflexes encourages the body to heal itself, restoring and maintaining natural equilibrium, as well as promoting relaxation and a general sense of well-being.
Reflexology is particularly beneficial when dealing with stress related conditions and an increasing number of people are using this safe, natural therapy as a way of relaxing, balancing and harmonising the body in the stressful world we live in today.
Treatments may bring relief to a wide range of other conditions such as;
- sleep and digestive disorders
- headaches and migraines
- hormonal imbalances (PMT )
- premenstrual syndrome
- the menopause
- back pain
- high blood pressure/ poor circulation
- feeling run down and tired
What happens during a treatment
Prior to your first visit we will have a telephone discussion to determine your present and past health and lifestyle. This is so I can build a picture of you as a whole person rather than just focusing on any problem you may have. The treatment itself takes place in a reclining chair which allows you to relax and feel supported. Gentle pressure and manipulations will be applied to your feet.