Reflexology helps your body maintain its natural balance by applying gentle pressure to stimulate reflex points on the feet or hands and head which correspond to each part of the body.

Reflexology is a complementary therapy and works well alongside orthodox medicine. It is gentle, relaxing, yet very powerful and encourages the body to rebalance and heal.

We are all individual and respond in different ways so an initial course of treatments at weekly or fortnightly intervals may be recommended.

How can Reflexology help me?

Reflexology can be used to help restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium. This gentle therapy encourages the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance.

Reflexology has been shown to be effective for:

Back Pain
Sports injuries
Hormonal imbalances
Digestive disorders
Stress-related conditions: asthma, eczema, psoriasis etc

Reflexology does not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe.

Who can benefit from Reflexology?

Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. After you have completed a course of Reflexology treatment for a specific condition, many people find it beneficial to continue with regular treatments in order to maintain health and well-being.

While many people use Reflexology as a way of relaxing the mind and body and counteracting stress, at the same time many doctors, consultants and other health care professionals recognise Reflexology as a well established, respected and effective therapy.

With ever increasing levels of stress, it is important people take more responsibility for their own health care needs. Reflexology helps us to cope on a physical, mental and emotional level thereby encouraging us to heal and maintain health in all areas of our lives.

What happens when I go for treatment?

On the first visit, we will have a preliminary talk with you to determine your present and past health and lifestyle.

We will then use hands to apply pressure to the feet and often the head – energy lines in the body pass through both ends of the body. The application and the effect of the therapy is unique to each person.

” ….. A professionally trained reflexologist can detect subtle changes in specific points on the feet, and by working on these points may affect the corresponding organ or system of the body.”

A treatment session usually lasts for about one hour. A course of treatment may be recommended depending on your body’s needs.

How will I feel after a Reflexology treatment?

After one or two treatments your body may respond in a very definite way. Most people note a sense of well-being and relaxation; sometimes people report feeling lethargic, nauseous or tearful, but this is transitory and is a part of the healing process. Feeding back information to us following a session enables us to tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs.

It hurts when I’m having a treatment what does this mean?

Reflexology can, at times, be uncomfortable. If you experience any discomfort it is important that you inform us on each and every occasion, as this response to the treatment helps us to build an understanding of how your body is working. Discomfort can be an indication that there is an upset in the energy flow in a particular part of the body. The point of discomfort often corresponds to an area in the body which may be out of balance or not working as well as it could be. Often this does not mean that there is something physically wrong with the body, rather it can give an indication of the cause behind a problem. For example if you are visiting us to help with back pain, you may find areas of discomfort not only in the spine reflexes but in other areas that correspond to the spine physically, or which give an indication as to why you are suffering from a bad back in the first place. Every individual is unique in this respect and we will discuss the patterns that emerge from each session with you.

Can Reflexology have an affect on any medications I’m taking?

Reflexology works by helping the body function at an optimal level. There are some circumstances where this may mean that you don’t need as high a dose of medication as you would do when not attending for Reflexology. However any change in dosage or frequency of medication must always be discussed with your doctor prior to altering medication. Contrary to popular belief, Reflexology cannot “flush the system” of medication.

Reflexology in pregnancy?

Nearly everyone can benefit from having Reflexology during pregnancy. There are some studies which suggest that Reflexology helps to reduce complications during pregnancy and can make for an easier and shorter birth.

Generally Reflexology is not carried out in the first trimester, 12 weeks, due to your body settling into ‘being pregnant’. Many changes occur in those first 12 weeks and your body needs time to adjust.  After the first trimester Reflexology is possible and generally very beneficial to you and your baby, relaxing you and helping you both stay healthy through the following 6 months of growth.

Reflexology is very relaxing and can help with stress related symptoms. Most women sleep well following a treatment and many report a sense of wellbeing. Although relaxing many people also feel energised. Other benefits include help with headaches, constipation, backache and symphasis pubis pain.

In the later stage of pregnancy, subject to doctor’s approval, Reflexology may be applied to induce labour. Applying pressure to certain points on the feet can stimulate contractions and may therefore be an option to avoid induction if you go over your due date.

Following the birth the relaxing effects of Reflexology can provide you with some quality time-out and promote a sense of wellbeing. Reflexology is known to be accumulative and has shown to help prevent postnatal depression.

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