What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is an ancient Eastern healing tradition that works on the principle that specific areas of your feet correspond to different areas of your body. I will apply pressure techniques to specific nerve endings, or reflexes, on the feet (or hands) which correspond to certain organs, systems and glands in the body. Toxins can build up in your body during times of stress or illness and by stimulating the corresponding nerve endings in the feet the body can be restored to a natural state of balance and good health.
How can Reflexology help?
Reflexology is very relaxing and provides you with an excellent way of releasing stress and tension. It can help you with conditions including infertility, Endometriosis, PCOS, PMT, Menopause, migraines, insomnia & digestive problems. If you have any conditions that you would like to discuss with me then please do get in contact and we can have a chat.
I have a particular interest in women’s health. I will support the whole person and not just the symptoms. You are unique and will react differently to a treatment. There has been some positive research carried out on issues, particularly relevant to women, such as:
- Reducing intensity and duration of menstrual pain
- Improving sleep and psychological ratings associated with PMS
- Reducing anxiety
- Improving mood and sense of wellbeing
- Relieving constipation (which you can also get with your PMS)
What happens when I go for a treatment?
A full medical history will be requested on your first treatment. This information will be kept confidential and not shared with anyone. All you will need to remove are your socks and shoes.
I will use my hands to apply pressure to the feet, lower leg. You may feel areas of transient discomfort during the treatment, but generally the experience should be relaxing. Depending on your condition we can then put together a treatment plan.
How will I feel after a reflexology treatment?
I will contact you a few days after your first treatment so that you can give me feedback and we can discuss anything that you need to. This will help me to tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs. After one or two treatments your body may respond in a very noticeable way. Most people note a sense of well-being and relaxation; however, sometimes people report feeling lethargic, nauseous or tearful, but this is usually transitory and reflexologists believe that it is part of the healing process.
As Reflexology is a Complementary therapy I will advise at all times that depending on your condition you may need to consult your doctor and or other practitioners so that you look at your condition holistically.
Please do get in contact for a chat