Reflexology stimulates energy and circulation, supporting the body's natural healing process.
WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?
Reflexology is a non-intrusive, ancient, complementary therapy, which is based on the theory that different points of the feet, hands and face correspond to different parts of the body. Reflexologists believe that by massaging these points it can help stimulate the energy and flow around the body thus aiding circulation, relaxation and well being and encouraging the body's own natural healing process. As a holistic treatment it aims to support the person as a whole and works to promote well being in mind, body and soul.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A REFLEXOLOGY SESSION?
A full medical history is taken and you will be asked to sign a consent form agreeing to the treatment. The therapist will apply pressure with the thumbs, fingers and knuckles to the feet, lower legs, hands and face depending on the type of reflexology chosen. Some areas may feel tender but this will pass and the overall experience is relaxing and calming.
How will I feel after the treatment?
Generally the client feels relaxed and calm after their treatment but occasionally they may experience a mild headache, feel more tired or needing to go to the toilet more often. These are normal reactions and are part of the healing process. They should pass within 24-48 hours.
Many report sleeping better and notice a feeling of improved mood and well being. This will help keep the body in balance and aid the body's own natural healing process.
WHO CAN THIS BENEFIT?
Reflexology is suitable for all ages and a wide range of conditions. By encouraging the elimination of toxins from the body, improving circulation and boosting the immune system, reflexology helps to normalise the bodies functions, easing or totally eradicating the symptoms of any number of ailments.
Arthritis, migraines, sleep problems, digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances, bladder issues, stress and anxiety are just a few conditions that Reflexology has shown to be particularly helpful.
Who is this unsuitable for?
In the case of an unstable heart condition, a risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis, severe cellulitis, fever or contagious illness, or any acute undiagnosed pain or unstable condition, a client is advised to seek advice from a GP before coming for reflexology treatment. It is also unsuitable when under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The full medical consent form will highlight any caution conditions and medication details to the therapist, so that treatment can be tailored to suit the individual.
How often do you recommend a treatment?
Depending on the individual, Reflexology treatments can have a cumulative effect so a course of 6 is often recommended. Discounted packages are available at both clinics. Please get in touch for more details and bookings.