What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexologists will work holistically with their clients and aim to work alongside allopathic healthcare to promote better health for their clients.
My training is in reflexology for the hands and feet.
People having reflexology do not need to remove clothing other than socks or gloves to allow the hands or feet to receive the treatment, making it perfect for people who do not wish to have a more in-depth treatment on the body, but who would like something relaxing that is still beneficial.
Reflexology should not be used in place of medical advice.
Will Reflexology be suitable for me?
Reflexology is a therapy which can be received by anyone at any age, from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care, and everyone in between. However, there may occasionally be times when it is not suitable to provide a treatment. If you are uncertain as to whether you can undertake a reflexology treatment, give me a call to find out!
How can Reflexology help me?
Reflexology is an individual treatment which is tailored to you as a whole person, taking account of both physical ailments or illnesses and non-physical factors that might be affecting your wellbeing.
The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually, after a treatment your tension may be reduced and you might feel relaxed. You might also notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improving. You may also find that other aspects improve too; however, this happens on an individual basis.
There have been some positive research projects carried out with reflexology; however, as yet, there is not a large enough body of evidence for us to make clinical claims of effectiveness.
With levels of stress increasing in most people’s day to day life, it is important that people take more responsibility for their own healthcare needs. Reflexology may be a suitable way to allow you to deal with the stresses and strains of modern life.
What are the benefits that I may experience with Reflexology?
Reflexology has the ability to:
- stimulate nerve function
- increase energy
- boost circulation
- induce a deep state of relaxation
- help eliminate toxins
- stimulate the central nervous system
- help ease migraines
- speed up recovery after injury or surgery
- relieve sleep disorders
- reduce depression
- relieve pain.
- help ease the treatment of various cancers
- help soothe the pains of pregnancy, even those occurring after the baby is born.
A good, well trained reflexologist will not claim to cure, prescribe or diagnose – and will prefer to work with conventional medicine rather than against it.