Rae Bowen Therapy

Reducing Pain, Stiffness, Stress & Anxiety

Reducing Pain, Stiffness, Stress & Anxiety

Reducing Pain, Stiffness, Stress & Anxiety


What is Reflexology?

Reflexology techniqueReflexology is an ancient therapy whereby specific points on the feet are stimulated which relate to organs and systems of the body. There are depictions on the wall of the Physician’s tomb in ancient Egypt dating back to 2,330 BC although the form of reflexology used today was more widely developed in the 19th & 20th Centuries.

This stimulation of the feet clears energy pathways allowing our natural energy to flow more freely. Toxins released from congested systems are processed and eliminated more efficiently, clearing the body and assisting it in returning to its natural balance known as homeostasis.

What can Reflexology do for you?

There are several different styles of reflexology and they all aim to bring harmony to the whole body whilst focussing on balancing areas that have become out of balance.

The style I am trained in is Clinical reflexology which is reflexology aimed at improving your health rather than just for relaxation purposes and this has been reported to be beneficial for a wide range of problems, most notably:

  • hormonal problems, including fertility issues, mood swings and pre-menstrual symptons
  • repetitive coughs and colds
  • coping with the symptoms of chronic fatigue and long term health conditions
  • poor sleep patterns
  • circulatory problems
  • anxiety and stress

Reflexology brings about a state of deep relaxation. This is something we often miss out on in our busy lives and yet is essential for allowing the body to tap into it’s own ability to heal itself.

Many people notice improvements in mood and sleep patterns as well as relief from stress and tension. Clients often continue to have reflexology regularly, using it as a preventative measure and to keep their overall sense of health and well-being.

What can you expect during a treatment?

clinical reflexologyReflexology involves working on the feet and ankles and you will be asked to remove socks and shoes before relaxing into a reclining chair while the treatment is carried out.

Each foot is worked with a firm, not ticklish, pressure and a precise sequence of moves covering all the reflex points of the body. I will then work more specifically over areas of concern and the treatment finishes with a relaxing foot massage.

A short course of treatment is usually recommended to allow your body to maximise the effects of the therapy and achieve lasting benefits.  We are all different which makes it hard to predict but generally if a condition has developed or worsened over a period of time, it is likely to take longer to resolve than a more short-lived condition. Regular therapy does produce the best results.

However, even a single session will bring about relaxation and give your body a boost, not to mention being very enjoyable in the process!

Want to know more?

If Reflexology sounds like something you want to know more about, then please do get in touch today.
Give me a ring or use my Contact page to email or send a message.

Rachael Cavanagh – 07762 627940
Complementary Therapy in Ilkley