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Reflexology

Reflexology is a safe, natural therapy, suitable for all ages.

Reflexology may help the body to heal itself. It helps the nervous system to rebalance itself and get back into a state of equlibrium. The feet have approx 7000 nerve endings which correspond to different parts of the body. The reflexologist uses their hands to apply pressure to these points on the feet to stimulate these nerves. Trained hands may detect imbalances and tiny deposits (granules) on the feet and by working on the feet and on these points the reflexologist may help the body restore balance, unblock blockages and encourage the free flow of energy through the body.

Reflexology can stimulate the circulation and lymphatic system, improve the elimination of toxins and waste products. Pain can be reduced (by stimulating the body’s own pain receptors) and stress can just fade away. Hormones may be balanced, thereby reducing PMT or menopause symptoms or just rebalancing in preparation for pregnancy – getting the body in an optimal state for pregnancy.

Benefits

Reflexology is your time to switch off from everything, to unwind and receive the benefits of the treatment.
Reflexology is an non-invasive, safe treatment and can be used from babyhood, right through to the elderly. It can be used safely during pregnancy (after the 1st trimester), and during treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy to help overcome side effects of these treatments.


Reflexology may be effective in treating;
 
·        Low energy levels
·        Hormone imbalances – PMT, menopause, over/under active thyroid
·        Headaches/migraines
·        Digestive disorders – constipation, IBS, Chronn’s disease
·        Insomnia
·        Respiratory disorders – Asthma, chest infections (it helps relax the chest muscles)
·        Low immune system - so your body can fight infections more effectively

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.A.Qs

How should I feel after a treatment?

Everyone is unique and responds differently to a reflexology treatment: Some can feel very relaxed, some tired whilst others may feel alert and stimulated; some can feel tearful; one may also be very thirsty. The following day most will feel more alert and balanced.

Occasionally one can get a headache or a temporary worsening of symptoms. This is called a healing crisis and is the body’s way of dealing with the toxins in the body. It is important to drink lots of water after a treatment to help eliminate the toxins from the body. It is best to plan a quiet evening after your treatment.

I have sensitive/ticklish feet. Should I have reflexology?

Yes, the pressure applied during reflexology is firm so you shouldn’t feel ticklish.

Is reflexology painful?

Reflexology can be a very relaxing treatment. However sensitivities can be felt when working over organs that are out of balance. This may be felt in the form of a pinprick feeling or you may think the therapist in hurting you with her thumb nail. The therapist will work over this area (within your pain threshold) and the discomfort should ease.

I have had a foot injury; can I still have a reflexology treatment?

Yes, your therapist can work on the unaffected foot, and also on the hand of the affected side to still give you an effective treatment.
 
Can I have reflexology while I am pregnant?


Yes, reflexology may be very beneficial before, during and after pregnancy.
Before pregnancy, reflexology may help to balance the hormones and help get the body in an optimum state for pregnancy.
During pregnancy, reflexology can help to boost energy levels and help alleviate symptoms and discomfort such as back pain/sciatica, constipation or indigestion.
Following the birth of your baby, reflexology may help rebalance the hormones and get your body back into its pre pregnant state.
It may also help you deal with sleep deprivation, anxiety, milk production and help energise you.

Can I have reflexology if I have a verruca?

Yes, however, we must cover the verruca with a plaster to prevent cross infection.

Can I have reflexology while I am having chemotherapy/radiotherapy treatment for cancer?

Yes, reflexology may help with the side effects of these treatments. You may need to get permission from your GP/hospital Dr prior to treatment.