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Reflexology

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a non-invasive, relaxing, holistic therapy. It can look and feel like a simple massage but reflexology involves the therapist working on reflex points on the feet or hands, which are believed to correspond to various organs and areas of the body.

 

Reflexologists believe that by working on these points they can help clear blockages in different zones of energy flow in the body and help the body to balance and heal itself.

 

There is evidence to suggest that reflexology has been used as far back in history as Ancient Egyptian times. A wall painting seemingly depicting reflexology treatment was found in a Pharaohs' tomb. Reflexology has also been used in many other ancient civilisations.

What can you expect from a treatment?

A reflexology treatment should be a real “treat” for you. Your therapist will try to provide a relaxing, calm and quite environment where you can feel safe and comfortable.

They will usually have a reclining chair or massage table for you to relax on, but can also work wherever you feel most at ease, for example with you sitting in an arm chair.

 

At your initial consultation you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire to ensure that reflexology is suitable for you, which for most people it is. You can then sit back and relax and let your feet/hands do the rest!

 

Treatments usually last between 45 minutes- 1 hour and at the end of your session you will be advised to drink water, eat healthily and try to rest for a couple of hours for the reflexology to be most effective.

 

Reflexologists DON’T

  • Claim to cure

  • Diagnose illnesses or problems

  • Use implements

Benefits of reflexology

Reflexology offers you a chance to take some time for yourself, to relax and let all of the stresses and strains of everyday life melt away.

It can be extremely beneficial for the client and can help with:

 

  • Stress relief 
  • Improving sleep patterns
  • Improving cardiovascular and lymphatic circulation
  • Deep relaxation, which is extremely helpful in calming the nervous system helping it to function more effectively
 

So why not book a treatment and come and experience the benefits of reflexology for yourself!

 

Please note, that reflexology is suitable for most people, however there are some conditions that are contraindicated and I am not able to treat. These will be discussed at your initial consultation. Your health and well being is absolutely my paramount concern.