What is Reflexology?
There are reflexes in the feet, hands, ears and face that correspond to all organs, glands, and parts of the body. Working solely on these reflexes, in either the feet, hands ears or face, is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy that can alleviate many and varied issues that might concern an individual. It works well alongside conventional medical care by helping the body to rebalance and begin its own healing process. It is a holistic therapy that addresses both body and mind – the physical and the emotional wellbeing.
* I am qualified to work with the feet and/or hands.
Simply explained, the feet and hands are like maps of the body. Everything one needs to know about how the whole body is working can be detected in the feet. Feet can also be called the body’s waste bins! Reflexologists can identify the body’s ‘rubbish’ in the form of calcium crystals, lactic or uric acid or lymphatic deposits which accumulate in the feet and stop the body from working properly.
Reflexology is not a modern day British fad, or a one day wonder. It prevails in many cultures today, and it has its roots back in ancient cultures. There is evidence of this type of practice found in a tomb in Egypt, also in China, and as far back as 5000 years, in India.
How does Reflexology work?
The aim of the treatment is to identify specific areas of imbalances, by applying pressure, using the fingers and thumbs, to points on the feet, hands ears or face. These points are called reflexes. After identifying areas of imbalance, a reflexologist draws up a bespoke treatment plan of pressure, massage or techniques tailored to each individual. By applying pressure in specific ways, nerves and blood flow to the corresponding areas are stimulated, thus addressing the prevailing imbalance, and beginning the healing process. Working in the body’s aura around the reflexes has the same powerful healing effects.
The only requirement for foot reflexology is that shoes and socks must be removed. Then you can sit back and relax, in a comfortable Lafuma (type of reclining chair). When the body is relaxed, it helps begin the healing process. (Think of the adage – in a panic, one is told to take deep breaths. Why? To calm down, to help relaxation. You will relax during a reflexology session). After a few sessions, you will be amazed by the way your body is healing itself and making you feel like a new – and stress-free person. A real feel-good factor.
To create a peaceful and calming haven in my treatment room, an aroma diffuser with colour changing mood lighting and relaxing mist of aromatherapy blends is placed to help you switch off from the world and into your perfect place of relaxation.
Who will benefit?
In short – anyone and everyone! But, it is particularly worthwhile for those who suffer from the many emotional, psychological and physical effects brought on by stress.
Stress is the root cause of many physical, as well as mental, illnesses. Reflexology will help relaxation, easing or eliminating the stress, by eradicating the imbalances, and encouraging the body to heal itself. During treatments, I will also discuss and advise on many alternative ways to help the body to relax. Initial consultations with me will collect all relevant information – e.g. for sleeping problems, we will discuss diet, habits and lifestyle, giving you the full holistic approach.
The list of benefits is long! To name but a few –
• General aches and pains relief – also arthritis, migraines and headache, muscular tension, and post op recovery
• Improved circulation
• Improved sleep
• Improved immune system
• Clearance of toxins
• Heavy periods
• Sinus relief
• Asthma relief
• Eczema relief
• Pregnancy relaxation
• Relief from digestive problems – IBS, constipation, heartburn
• Relief from fibromyalgia
• Addressing fertility obstacles (both male and female)