How does Reflexology work?
Reflexology is a holistic therapy, based on an idea that there are energy channels linking various points on the feet and hands to the different areas of the body and internal organs. With specific pressure techniques and the manipulation of precise 'reflex points' on the feet or the hands. it is possible to remove energy blockages and allow natural energies to flow freely to promote health in the related body area.
Reflexology does not 'heal' as such, but helps the body to restore its natural balance. This in turn relaxes the body, enhances the circulation and relieves uncomfortable symptoms.
The art of Reflexology is a simple, safe, non-invasive treatment, but must not be confused with basic foot massage or body massage in general.
Why do people have Reflexology?
Reflexology is used by people for a variety of reasons. Some use it alongside conventional medical care, to help them manage or cope with a specific physical, mental or emotional problem. Others use it as a means of relaxation, or to help maintain good health and a sense of general well-being.
The benefits of Reflexology
Over many years Reflexology has proved to be an excellent complementary therapy, proving to be very helpful in a variety of illnesses and ailments. Some of the many benefits are shown here.
- Encourages relaxation and promotes a sense of health and general well-being
- Relieves tension, axiety and stress
- Reduced frequency of tension headaches and migraines
- Detox, through the stimulation of the lymphatic system
- Can show improvements in blood pressure and circulation
- Is good for back, neck and shoulder aches as well sports injuries
- Can relieve cancer and surgery-related pain
- Promotes a sense of health and general well-being
- Stimulation of bowel movements, improvement of digestive disorders and boosting the immune system
- Helps balancing the nervous system and the hormonal system
- Aid sleep through the reduction of stress and such conditions as 'burn-out'
- Has frequently been used for pos-operative and palliative care
What happens in a typical treatment session?
The treatments begin with a consultation to establish an overview of the client's general health and lifestyle, the wellbeing of the client and specific reasons for the appointment, followed by a short discussion of client expectations as well as an explenation of the treatment being offered.
Though we do not diagnose, there might be specific questions asked if signs of particular ailments are discovered during treatment.
Most people find a session, for the most part, to be very relaxing, though occasionally some treated areas found to be tender, may need extra attention for treatment. After Reflexology most people feel relaxed and calm, with clients sometimes dozing off during treatment!
For general stress relief, the simple act of 'treating oneself' to an hour of 'pampering', the indulgence of having a little 'My Time' whilst also being given a health boost which Reflexology can offer, can in itself be a wonderful tonic to ones quality of life and let's face it, we can all do with a little of that.