What is Reflexology? How can it help me?
Reflexology is a holistic therapy which works on the principle that there are areas in the feet and hands corresponding to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. Stimulation of these reflexes properly can assist well-being in a safe and natural way.
Benefits of Reflexology
Reflexology can help reduce everyday stresses and strains, aiding relaxation, improving circulation and thereby revitalising energy levels. It can also be used to aid the restoration and maintenance of the body’s natural balance, encouraging natural feelings of wellbeing. Reflexology can be incorporated into a preventative healthcare lifestyle.
Reflexology should not be used as an alternative to medical advice.
What is involved in the 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. During the session, the treatment will take place in a lafuma chair or on a couch. The recipient sits or lies down comfortably on the chair\couch with feet and ankles uncovered. The feet mirror the body, there are over 7000 nerve endings in each foot and by stimulating the reflex points with specific thumb and finger sequences of pressure on reflexes and zones this sends a vital force to the corresponding parts of the body that require help. The pressure applied is not uniform as different points need different degrees of stimulation and I will start and end the treatment with relaxation sequences.
During the reflexology, warm wave like sensations may be experienced in different parts of the body other than the feet themselves or a tingling or pins and needles. These responses are quite normal and are very positive that your body is responding to the treatment.