Traditional Foot Reflexology
Not only is it a very relaxing treatment, but can also help relieve stress and anxiety, improve sleep, ease pain and increase circulation.
By working closer to the brain, it can have a more immediate effect. Facial reflexology can help with migraines, TMJ and sinus problems. It has the added benefit of leaving you with a healthy glow!
Hot Stone Reflexology
Using hot stones, the stimulation to the feet is intensified. Areas can be targeted with a deeper effect of relaxation and release.
Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD)
Research has shown RLD can be helpful in the management of secondary lymphedema symptoms. There is also some indication that RLD can alleviate symptoms of some auto immune disorders.
I have completed additional training in maternity reflexology, mindful reflexology and hot stone reflexology. We will work together and establish which treatment will be the most beneficial to you.
Reflexology is a non-invasive, relaxing therapy working on pressure points predominantly on the feet, but also hands and face. Reflexologists believe that the body is represented in the foot and that by massaging and working pressure points on the feet they can dissolve blockages/crystals thus allowing the body to heal itself physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Although there is evidence to suggest that reflexology was practiced as early as 250BC in Egypt, the western model commonly practiced today was pioneered by Dr William Fitzgerald and Eunice Ingham.
The body is sectioned into 10 zones, 5 on each foot, the head is the big toe in zone 1; from here you work your way to the outer body the ears and shoulders are located in zone 5. The body systems and organs also sit with in these zones, for example directly below the head is the neck, the oesophagus, all the way down to the bladder. By thumb walking the zones the therapist can feel for crystals, energy blockages, built up toxins in particular areas and then work to release the blockages allowing the body to heal itself.
Reflexology aims to gain balance between the mind, body and spirit. It is not uncommon for people to experience a healing crisis during a treatment where they can’t stop crying which is a great way to release pent up emotion. Reflexology can reduce anxiety and relieve stress. It can help people with insomnia and poor circulation. It can support women menopause and pregnancy. It is great for stimulating the blood and nervous system, however, it’s important to remember it is not a diagnostic tool or an alternative to seeking medical advice.
If you would like to discuss how reflexology may help you please contact me.