Reflexology is one of the most powerful complementary therapies in the UK. Reflexology is based on the principle that certain points on the feet and hands correspond to specific parts of the body. Therefore, applying pressure to these reflex points brings balance and equilibrium to the body and may alleviate and improve symptoms such as everyday stress and tension.
Reflexology has been practised by many cultures and in various forms for millennia. Reflexology treats the body holistically – body, mind and spirit. Following any trauma or stress, reflexology practitioners believe that the body can be out of balance and the cause must be treated rather than just the symptoms. If one area of your life is out of balance it is normal for this to effect another area.
What happens during a treatment?
During the first session the reflexologist will take a history of your condition and your general health, and explain a little about reflexology therapy.
Reflexology is non-invasive but you will be required to remove your footwear and socks if you are having foot reflexology. Sessions are carried out in a comfortable reclining chair.
The therapist will make a visual and tactile examination of your feet before beginning the precise reflexology therapy. Appropriate pressure for the clients comfort will be used.
How many sessions will I need?
This depends upon the nature of the problem as well as each individual. As each treatment plan is individually tailored a clearer picture regarding your problem and approximately how many sessions you may need will be obtained following the initial detailed assessment.
What can it help?
Reflexology can be used simply for relaxation as well as to maintain good health. The treatment is relaxing and can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. It is suitable for people of all ages and for each person the effects of the therapy are unique. Try regular reflexology sessions for:
- high blood pressure
- constipation and IBS
- sleep disorders
- pain relief
- asthma and allergies
- headaches and migraines
- sinus problems
- menstrual irregularities
- poor circulation
- pregnancy (and post-natal)
- post-operative recovery
- skin problems
How will I feel?
You may feel warmth and experience a tingling sensation in your feet and the rest of your body during your treatment. You may also feel relaxed and drowsy and it’s perfectly normal for clients to fall asleep during their therapy sessions.
Many clients feel calm and relaxed with an immediate improvement in their symptoms. Some patients feel lethargic and nauseous or even tearful but don’t worry these are short term symptoms.
I am happy to answer any questions you may have, so to have a chat about how reflexology can help you, or to book an appointment, please contact me on 07932 088168 or email email@example.com
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Reflexology should not be used as an alternative to medical advice and treatment.