Rae Bowen Therapy

Reducing Pain, Stiffness, Stress & Anxiety

Reducing Pain, Stiffness, Stress & Anxiety

Reducing Pain, Stiffness, Stress & Anxiety

Reflexology

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology techniqueReflexology was first depicted on the wall of the Physician’s tomb in ancient Egypt dating back to 2,330 BC. There are similar references in some of the ancient Chinese texts. However, the form of reflexology we use today in the Western world was more widely developed in the 19th & 20th Centuries.

Reflexology is based on the principal that specific points on the feet relate to organs and systems of the body. Stimulation of these points clears energy pathways which allows our natural energy to flow more freely.

Modern life can cause blockages and congestion in the energy pathways. When these are released, our bodies will function more efficiently on all levels. We are then better able to maintain our natural balance known as homeostasis.

What can Reflexology do for you?

I am trained in Clinical reflexology which is reflexology aimed at improving your health, rather than just being for relaxation purposes.

Clinical reflexology has been reported to be beneficial for a wide range of problems, most notably:

  • hormonal imbalances including pre-menstrual symptoms, menopause and peri-menopause imbalances
  • fertility issues – lots more information on my Fertility Reflexology page for anyone struggling to conceive or with unexplained infertility
  • anxiety and stress
  • repetitive coughs and colds
  • coping with the symptoms of chronic fatigue and long term health conditions
  • poor sleep patterns
  • circulatory problems

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 Reflexology session?

clinical reflexology

You will be asked to remove socks and shoes before relaxing into a reclining chair. Reflexology involves working on the feet and ankles with a firm but gentle pressure which is in no way ticklish. The feet are worked in a precise sequence of moves which cover all the reflex points of the body. I will then work more specifically over areas of concern and the session finishes with a relaxing foot massage.

To allow your body to maximise the effects of the therapy and achieve lasting benefits, a short course of sessions is usually recommended. 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 and of course, is a very pleasant experience 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, drop me an email or use my Contact page to send a message.

Rachael Cavanagh – 07762 627940
rachael@raebowentherapy.co.uk