What is Reflexology? Reflexology is a method of bringing about relaxation, balance and healing through the stimulation of particular points on the feet. These reflex points are linked to other areas and organs of the body so tension or congestion in any part of the foot mirrors tension or congestion in a corresponding part of the body. Areas lacking in vital energy are stimulated, whilst areas with too much energy are relaxed, encouraging a state of balance and well-being. Reflexology is a very powerful treatment and rebalances all of the systems of the body. Although some areas of the feet may feel tender, it will leave you in a profound deep relaxed state. The treatment ends with a relaxing foot massage using essential oils.
How does it work? Your body has the ability to heal itself but following illness, stress, injury or dis-ease, it is in a state of "imbalance" and vital energy pathways are blocked preventing the body from functioning effectively. By pressing and massaging the feet, energy is unblocked and our natural healing powers enhanced to restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium and encourage healing.
Reflexologists use their thumbs to apply gentle, firm pressure to the feet. Sensitive, trained hands can detect tiny deposits and imbalances in the feet and by working on these points, the Reflexologist can release blockages and restore the free flow of energy to the whole body. Our modern lifestyle creates all kinds of physical, emotional and mental stresses. Often we are unable to release these in a natural way and they become "locked up" in our body, producing a wide range of different symptoms. For those who are suffering ill health and stress, Reflexology can help ease pain and encourage healing. Regular preventative treatments help to strengthen the body and ward off illness and fatigue. Reflexology balances all the systems of the body and can aid sleep, deep relaxation, lift your mood and promote a lasting sense of well-being.
How Often Should I Come? Reflexology is an accumulative treatment, so initially works best if you can have a number of treatments close together. To gain the most benefit it is recommended that you have 4 treatments on a weekly basis followed by 2 fortnightly. After that you can come as often as you want for maintenance, however, in my experience leaving a gap of 3-4 weeks seems to have the most beneficial results.
Please note that reflexology is not a diagnostic treatment but involves a holistic approach that can help to identify imbalances in the body whether they are physical or emotional.