What is reflexology?
Reflexology is one of the most relaxing therapies I have experienced. After having benefitted from its calming effects during an extremely stressful time of my life I decided to study it and qualified with The Association of Reflexologists and am now able to offer it and pass on the benefits to others.
It is a wonderfully relaxing, non-invasive therapy that aims to improve physical and emotional health by helping to get you back in balance. Basically, every organ, limb or gland in the body has a corresponding point, on the hands and feet. These points are called reflexes and by using tried and tested, precise movements and techniques to stimulate these points we can help relieve stress and aid the elimination of toxins and blockages.
Everyone is different and as with any therapy it is hard to predict how each individual will react but most people feel good after a treatment, very relaxed with an improved feeling of wellbeing and sleep which obviously then makes you feel better and more able to cope with life’s up and downs. Our parasympathetic nervous system, only functions effectively when the body is relaxed so when the body is relaxed it starts to heal itself.
- De-stressImproved moods
- improved sleep
- Ease tension
- Improved sense of wellbeing
- Help manage pain
Treatments last for an hour although the first treatment is slightly longer as we need to take a full medical history but after that all you need to do is take off your shoes and socks, sit or recline in the chair and relax whilst the practitioner works on your feet and ankles. Some areas may feel tender to start with but this doesn’t last long. Most people start off chatting but very soon, slip into a relaxed quiet state and some even have a quick sleep.
Afterwards, we will discuss the treatment and any appropriate after care.
Reflexology practitioners don’t diagnose or cure – it is a holistic therapy which means it works on you as a whole person.