Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexologists work holistically with their clients to promote better health. It is suitable for people of all ages and is tailored to each person, taking into account both physical and non-physical conditions that might be affecting your wellbeing. Most people find it works for them - some don't,the best way is to give it a try!
The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually, after a treatment your tension may be reduced and you might feel relaxed. You might also notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improving. You may also find that other aspects improve too; however, this happens on an individual basis.
Well trained reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe.
What happens when I have a treatment?
A full medical history will be requested on your first treatment, and you will be asked to sign a consent form for treatment. This information will be kept confidential.Reflexology is a very easy therapy to receive; depending on the type of reflexology, the most clothing that will have to be removed for a treatment to take place will be your socks and shoes. The treatment is usually carried out in a reclined position for maximum comfort and to aid relaxation. If you do not have a suitable chair I can bring one with me.
I will use my hands to apply pressure to the feet or hands depending on the type of reflexology. All areas of the foot and ankle are worked,stimulating all the reflex points across the whole body, with particular attention paid to problem areas and areas where I can feel crunchy deposits.
Your first session will last for 1 hour, allowing time to complete paperwork and thereafter each session will last for approximately 40 minutes.
Following a treatment you will feel very relaxed and calm but you may also experience other effects such as tiredness, thirst, headaches, the need to urinate more. However, these effects should only last for a few hours as toxins are released from the body and this process can be helped by drinking plenty of water.
You may need treatment weekly initially if you have a particular problem area followed by monthly maintenance. Equally reflexology is ideal as a one off treatment for deep relaxation and to improve wellbeing.
What conditions can it help?
Reflexology may help relieve the symptoms of stress, high blood pressure, hormonal imbalances,menopausal problems, digestive problems, IBS, circulatory problems, headaches and many more.
If you have any question about Reflexology please don't hesitate to get in touch.
I am a member of the Association of Reflexologists and am fully insured.