What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy based on the belief that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all organs and parts of the body.
Modern Reflexology is an ancient art that dates back to a variety of cultures. The earliest evidence of hand and foot massage was discovered in Egypt in the tomb of Ankhmahor at Saqqara. The ancient Chinese also worked the hands and feet to help maintain good health and prevent disease and there is also evidence of working the hands and feet to improve health in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurveda developed in India and is considered to be the oldest recorded system of healing, dating back approximately 5000 years.
How Reflexology Works ...
I am able to detect tiny deposits and imbalances by gently applying pressure with my fingers and thumbs and massaging the relevant foot and hand reflexes which encourages your body's own healing mechanisms in order to restore and maintain your body’s equilibrium.
Your first session will involve both a detailed medical history and lifestyle consultation along with a treatment. This will enable me to create a bespoke treatment plan to address your specific needs. This first session will last approximately 1.5 hours and at ongoing treatments we will review your current health, wellbeing and requirements and adapt your treatment plan if necessary. Future treatments would be expected to last approximately 1 hour and a series of regular treatments is generally recommended.
Sessions are performed in a comfortable, relaxed environment and for foot reflexology will require you to remove your footwear and socks prior to the treatment. This will allow me to make a visual and tactile examination of the area to be worked on before beginning the precise reflexology massage techniques. These techniques can help you relax and in turn may improve mood, aid sleep, reduce stress, anxiety and tension.
In summary Reflexology can be a wonderfully relaxing experience resulting in an overall sense of positive wellbeing.
The only real way to know if Reflexology will help you is to try it!