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Reflexology

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, hands, face and ears correspond with different areas of the body, when stimulated through pressure.

It is a gentle treatment, which can generally be received by anyone* at any age.

 

Reflexology sessions can be a wonderfully relaxing experience, where you can take time out from everyday pressures. As such it could be one of the many different ways you might want to try to help with relaxation, which can in return, be helpful in releasing stress.

As widely acknowledged, long term stress can be related to experiencing many physical, mental and emotional symptoms, including feeling exhausted/burnt out, having stress headaches, stress rashes/hives, an increased heart beat, muscle aches, stomach problems, sleep problems or generally just feeling anxious or overwhelmed. **

Therefore, as a form of relaxation, having a Reflexology session might be helpful in dealing with stress levels, with improving your mood, aiding sleep, calming your mind, body and emotions and, hence can help with improving your overall sense of health and well-being.

Reflexology sessions can be beneficial for anyone of any age*, it can be extremely beneficial as you get older and can be very relaxing and hence supportive before, during and after pregnancy*. If you wish to combine a reflexology with a massage, I can tailor make a treatment plan to include both therapies.

Please note: If you are pregnant and would like to receive a Reflexology session, please click here:

 

 

 

 

*In rare cases the consultation conducted before session will indicate that a therapy cannot be conducted safely. If you suffer from specific health conditions, please feel free to enquire before booking a treatment and/or consult you GP/medical team.

**For a deeper understanding of long-term/severe stress and related symptoms and ways to combat it, consult NHS advice online or contact your GP to seek professional medical advice. Complementary therapies are not a substitute for professional medical advice.

 

What to expect

As a new client you will be send a questionnaire to fill in and return before the first treatment. In addition, approximately 15 minutes will be added to your initial treatment slot to complete the consultation. On each consecutive treatment a short check-up consultation will be included.

 

While receiving a Reflexology session the client is in a sitting position with their feet raised and only the calves and feet need to be exposed. The session is conducted by relaxing the feet and by applying pressure to specific pressure points in the feet (hands, face or ear). Although, depending on the client’s needs, some areas will receive more intensive attention, all areas of the feet will be treated during a session to support the body’s natural ability to heal itself holistically. Some areas might feel tender but generally, the experience is a gentle and relaxing one.

For information on possible 'after effects' and general 'aftercare advice' please read the corresponding section on this website (see More -- Aftercare and Aftercare Advice). You might be given some individualised aftercare advice and self-help tips at the end of the session. While a single session can have a wonderfully relaxing effect, several consecutive sessions might be recommended to try to achieve a longer lasting and deeper result.

During your session pressure is applied to specific reflex points, paying particular attention to areas of concern, while taking into account both physical and non-physical factors that might be affecting your well-being.

The sensitivity of the feet varies from person to person and session to session. Please discuss any questions you might have with me. At the end of your session you will get a few minutes to rest and receive home-care advice, if required. Drinking several glasses of water spread out during the day is recommended after a session to aid the body in eliminating toxins, which might have been released during the Reflexology session.

How will I feel after a  session?

Most people note a sense of well-being and relaxation; however, sometimes people report feeling lethargic, nauseous or emotional but this is usually transitory and is considered part of the healing process.

Should you ever have concerns about how you feel after a treatment, please reach out to me. Should this not be possible, or in severe cases, please consult your GP or 111or 999.

 

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