What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is an ancient therapy whereby specific points on the feet are stimulated which relate to organs and systems of the body. This stimulation 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.
What can Reflexology do for you?
Clinical reflexology (i.e reflexology aimed at improving your health) has been reported to be beneficial to a wide range of problems, most notably:
- hormonal problems, including fertility issues, mood swings and pre-menstrual symptons
- repetitive coughs and colds
- circulatory problems
- poor sleep patterns
Reflexology brings about a state of deep relaxation. This is something we often miss out on in our busy lives and is essential for allowing the body’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?
Reflexology 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. However, even a single session will bring about relaxation and give your body a boost, not to mention being very enjoyable in the process!