Reflexology aims to help restore health and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium by gently manipulating reflex points on the feet that connect with the rest of the body.
Relaxation – Reflexology induces a state of deep relaxation to release tension from the mind and body.
The stress factor – Stress is believed to trigger 85% of physical illness. Reflexology can help support you on an emotional and physical level to manage the stress that day to day life can bring.
“I started having reflexology at a time when stress had left me feeling low and tense. I was also having problems sleeping. Reflexology has helped me to relax and after several treatments I noticed a real improvement in my sleeping. Overall, I find reflexology gives me a physical and mental boost! " Helen
How does reflexology work?
Reflexology works by re-balancing the bodily systems enabling them to work in harmony on both an emotional and physical level. There are over 7,000 nerve endings on the feet that connect with the rest of the body, in addition to the many reflex points. By manipulating reflex points the following may occur:
• Stimulation of circulatory and immune systems
• Stimulation of the nervous & endocrine systems
• Deep relaxation & pain relief
• Increase in energy levels
Reflexology does not claim to diagnose or cure.
A reflexology treatment
A full case history is taken prior to the treatment. Objectives and expectations of the treatment are discussed in order to tailor the treatment appropriately. The treatment involves the client sitting in a reclining chair fully clothed with their feet slightly elevated. Only the feet are exposed during the treatment.
Regular treatments can be very calming, having a balancing and harmonising effect on both mother and baby during pregnancy.