Reflexology is the technique of applying pressure to reflexes on the feet.
The treatment encourages a state of deep relaxation, increased circulation, detoxification and stimulation of the body's own healing abilities in order to return you to a state of balance and well-being. It is a holistic therapy, which aims to treat the whole person and not just the symptoms.
By working these reflexes on the hands or feet we are seeking to access, stimulate and balance the various body systems, organs and glands. With 1000s of nerve endings in the feet reflexology can be a very powerful treatment on both a physical and emotional level. An increasing number of people use reflexology to promote their general health and psychological well-being. Reflexology may help with a range of acute and chronic conditions including:
- Stress and tension
- Hormonal imbalances including low mood, PMT and post-menopausal issues
- Pregnancy related symptoms: morning sickness, headache, fatigue, water retention (oedema), sleeping difficulties, circulation, digestion, constipation, backache, sciatica, anxiety, stress, symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) and for the physical and emotional preparation for labour. Maternity reflexology can help to create an optimum environment for mother and baby at all stages of pregnancy. Reflexology can also be used to support you with conception and also in the post-natal period.
- Headaches and migraines
- Neck, shoulder and back pain
- Urinary, digestive (IBS, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea) and immune system problems.
Reflexology is a non-invasive treatment and the client only needs to remove their shoes and socks. At the start of each treatment your feet will be cleaned with antiseptic wipes. If working on the feet is not possible the treatment can be carried out on the hands.
Before the initial treatment a full medical history will be taken. Please arrive 10 minutes early in order to complete this.