What is Reflexology?
The ancient healing art of Reflexology has been known to man for many thousands of years and was introduced to the western world around 100 years ago. It is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy that is based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet and hands that correspond to every organ and structure in the body. By stimulating these reflexes Reflexologists believe that the treatment can induce a self healing process by balancing the internal systems of the body.
What benefits may be expected?
Our body is a finely tuned machine with many systems that work together to provide us with optimum health and well being. Unfortunately with the ever growing demands and pace of life feelings of stress, tension and anxiety can have an adverse effect leading to many stress related illnesses. Reflexology is a great stress reliever and can help by:
- improving mood
- aiding sleep
- relieving tension
- relaxing and calming the mind
- Improving an overall sense of well-being
We are all unique so the results can vary from person to person so you may also find other benefits.
As a fully qualified Reflexologist I work holistically and aim to work alongside allopathic healthcare to promote better health for my clients. My treatment does not aim to replace orthodox or medical opinion but to complement and support it.
On your first visit there will be a preliminary talk with myself. It is your opportunity to discuss every aspect of current symptoms and health in confidence. I also record a detailed health history and look at life style patterns.
Following the consultation I will begin to work on your feet, or hands using a variety of Reflexology techniques depending on your profile. There may be discomfort in some places, but it is fleeting and is an indication of congestion or imbalance in a corresponding part of the body. These reactions will be noted for future reference. For most part the sensation is pleasant and soothing. Reflexology will relax you while stimulating the body’s own healing mechanisms.
Usually the treatment session lasts about one hour. A course of treatments varies in length depending on your body’s needs.
Association of Reflexologist’s video on “what is Reflexology?”
“The body contains the inherent ability and intelligence to heal itself provided it is given the opportunity to do so”
– Hippocrates. The ‘Father of Medicine’460-370BC