Reflexology

Reflexology

“Perfect health spells perfect feet” (Eunice Ingham)

Reflexology can benefit everyone, including babies and the very elderly. It is one of the most popular complementary therapies and this is no doubt due to its profoundly relaxing effect as well as being non-invasive, safe and natural, and only involves the removal of your shoes and socks.
As an holistic therapy it addresses the person as a whole so that their physical, psychological and spiritual being is taken into account and with this holistic approach in mind reflexology affords a comprehensive treatment in offering help with various health issues such as: stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, digestive problems – particularly constipation and IBS, headaches, and a host of other health problems affecting people’s everyday lives.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A TREATMENT

reflexology-imageYour treatment will begin in a reclining Lafuma chair which has a gliding motion for ease of adjustment with no sudden jolts. During a treatment I will ensure you are comfortable and warm. I will start by cleansing your feet as well as noting down my observations in determining a personalised treatment. I will check in with you throughout so you can express any feedback in maximising the effects of your ‘reflexology experience’.

MY OBJECTIVE

My aim as a reflexologist is to work all areas of your feet whilst seeking out and attending to any reflexes needing more stimulation in connecting to specific areas of the body, such as organs, reflexology-image2glands, muscles, nervous system, circulatory systems, etc. In applying this systematic approach your entire energy system is stimulated as well as rebalancing energy flow throughout. Only in this balanced state can the body activate its natural healing responses in order to improve physical and mental well-being.

BRIEF HISTORY:  Dating back thousands of years reflexology was practiced in Egypt, China and India – Egyptian inscriptions provided proof that foot massage was used as a ‘health therapy’. In 1913, Dr William Fitzgerald introduced Zone Therapy to the West. He divided the body into 10 longitudinal zones believing that reflexes on the hands and feet linked to other parts of the body within the same zone.
In the 1930’s Eunice Ingham, known as the mother of reflexology, noted that congestion or tension in any area of the foot corresponded to an imbalance in the corresponding body part and she went on to develop reflex points within the 10 zones, identifying every reflex and how it corresponded to specific parts of the body.
It is no surprise, therefore, that reflexology is an acknowledged stand alone therapy and is now recognised by the NHS as a credible complementary therapy with an increasing number of GP’s and hospices referring and recommending patients for reflexology treatments.

HOW MIGHT YOU BENEFIT FROM THIS POWERFUL THERAPY?

  • Relief from stress, anxiety and tension
  • A feeling of deep relaxation
  • Improved mood; energized
  • Improved sleep
  • General feeling of health and well-being and better sense of being able to cope.

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