Reflexology is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the hands and feet that correspond to all organs, glands and parts of the body.It is a unique, non-invasive method using the thumb and forefinger on these reflex areas.Reflexology is a complementary, holistic therapy that works to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms.
The basis of holistic reflexology is getting to the root of the problem.
Reflexology is all about bringing balance, harmony and a sense of well-being to the body; can create a healthier and a happier you.
At times, we find ourselves feeling ‘out of sorts or ungrounded’, and our body needs equilibrium in order to keep working healthily.
Reflexology is also known for its stress-relieving benefits, which occur due to messages that are sent to the central nervous system, via the peripheral nerves, to relax when reflex points are pressed.
The treatment also improves blood flow and oxygenation around the body, which is crucial for optimum organ function and overall health.
Applying Reflexology techniques we stimulate more than 7000 nerves in the feet, which can encourage the opening and clearing of natural pathways, helping the body to return it to its natural rhythms.
What can it help with?
Like most holistic therapies, reflexology can help to reduce tension, ease anxiety and aid relaxation; however, there are specific things that reflexology can target, depending on the patient and reflex zones focused on:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other digestion issues
Back pain and topical pain
Headaches and migraines
Asthma and respiratory issues
Menopausal symptoms and hormonal imbalances
Reflexology can also be beneficial for cancer patients. A 2011 study by the National Cancer Institute found that reflexology improved the quality of life of women with advanced breast cancer undergoing cancer treatments, by providing relief from side effects, such as shortness of breath.
Due to the wide variety of symptoms that it can relieve, it is no wonder that reflexology is top of the holistic therapy popularity list.
It’s also a versatile therapy that can be tailored to each individual and is safe to have at any age, making it accessible to everyone (health condition dependent).
What happens in a session?
At your first treatment, I’ll take a full medical history and details about your lifestyle and dietary habits, and then we’ll chat about your general sense of well-being and your reasons for coming.
In follow up sessions we have some time to catch up on any progress you’ve made or any current conditions you might have. I’ll then put together a treatment plan for future sessions.
You are seated in the bed with pillows to support your head and & feet and a blanket to keep you warm.