Reflexology is a treatment that I absolutely love doing. Not only is it extremely relaxing therapy (Yes, even if you have ticklish feet). It can help with an array of mental, emotional and physical issues. Reflexology can help with:
- General relaxation and Stress relief
- Stress related condtions
- Anxiety & Everyday Stress
- Digestive disorders
- Tension headaches
- Pain Relief
- Back Pain
- Low energy levels
- Hormone imbalances
- Encouraging a feeling of well being
This list is not limited.
Well what is this amazing treatment that I offer?
Simply put Reflexology is an ancient, powerful form of healing dating back 5,000 years used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and face linked to every part of the body. When pressure is applied to these reflex points it can promote the healthy function of that area of the body as well as allowing the increased perfusion of blood, aiding circulation and detoxification of chemicals within the body, restoring it to its natural wellbeing. This type of stimulation sends signals within the body to balance the nervous system, stimulate the production of endorphins reducing pain and stress and encourages the body’s natural healing processes.
The main objective of Reflexology is to bring the body to a state of relaxation or homeostasis to allow the body to work more efficiently and effectively.
What happens during a treatment?
Reflexology is mainly conducted on the feet, so I will cleanse your feet and go through a lifestyle consultation form with yourself. (This discusses the individuals medical history as well as their needs and expectations.) The feet and/or hands are the only part of the body which needs to be uncovered. Ideal if you do not like the thought of undressing.
You will then be made comfortable either on my couch or in an appropriate chair.
I will then work on your feet, or hands if necessary, noting problem areas. There may be discomfort in some places, but it is fleeting, and is an indication or congestion or imbalance in a corresponding part of the body. For the most part, the sensation is pleasant and soothing.
Usually a therapy session lasts between 30mins to an hour dependant on your needs. After the first session or two your body may respond in a very definite way i.e. a feeling of relaxation and well being or rejuvenated. It all depends on the body’s needs and shows that your body is responding to treatment.
The number of sessions needed, will vary from person to person. If the aim is relaxation, then one session is wonderful - maybe topping up once a month to maintain the benefits!
The effects may be felt at the first treatment, or it may need several treatments for changes to be noticed. Depending on your aims, treatments may be weekly, fortnightly, monthly, or you may just come for a "top up" when you feel the need.
Who can benefit from Reflexology?
Reflexology is suitable for men, women and children of all ages. It is also a wonderful therapy to receive during pregnancy, although it is best avoided in the first three months of pregnancy. Children respond well as they are naturally relaxed and their bodies are very responsive. There are some medical conditions where it may not be possible to carry out treatment, which is why a full consultation is carried out before commencing. This also allows the treatment to be tailored to your own needs. If you have any serious medical conditions or take medication, it is advisable to check with your doctor before making an appointment.
How much does a session cost?
£25.00 (Full treatment)
Why not try Ped-ology:
A combination of a pedicure and a mini reflexology session, resulting in great looking feet and relaxation for only £37.00.
Combines essential oils into your treatment upgrade for only £5.00 extra.
A Reflexologist does not claim to cure and does not diagnose or prescribe.
Reflexology is a Complementary Therapy and should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.