How does Reflexology work?
Reflexology which dates back to ancient Egypt, is a complementary therapy that involves the technique of applying gentle pressure, to specific reflexes points found on the feet, hands or face. The reflexes are said to correspond with the whole body, for example the left foot corresponds with organs, glands and nerves on the left side of the body and the right foot with the right side of the body. When applying gentle pressure and massaging in a specific way, reflexes become stimulated which causes a direct response in the connected area of the body, this response encourages the body's healing process and in turn works to alleviate symptoms of various health conditions as well as promote deep relaxation and general wellbeing.
"I was very impressed with my treatment. Explained everything well and had all my questions answered in detail so I felt confident. I've had long term headaches and reflexology has proven to really help" Imogen Cauthery
How can reflexology help me?
Reflexology is a powerful treatment that aims to relieve stress and tension, which is especially beneficial in today’s society due to the busy and hectic lives many of us lead, reflexology in turn may also boost the immune system and reduce a person’s vulnerability to disease, as well as help to relieve symptoms of a variety of minor to chronic health conditions. Reflexology is not restricted to working on stress and other ailments but is also a great way to get pampered and very beneficial to those who simply want a relaxing, therapeutic treatment.
What can I expect from a treatment?
Your first session will begin with a consultation, where we will discuss your medical history, lifestyle and general wellbeing, we will also explore what you would like to gain from the reflexology session, so that an appropriate treatment plan can be adapted to your needs. You will have time to ask any questions and once you are comfortable and happy to begin, the treatment will take place.
During the reflexology treatment I will use various massage techniques and gentle pressure on different areas of your feet, with the aim to relax you and stimulate the body's healing process. The pressure used will either be very light or deep but never painful and soon enough you will find yourself feeling very relaxed. At the end of the treatment, I will discuss any sensitive or congestive areas that may have been detected.
How will I feel after the treatment?
After the treatment many may experience the sensation of feeling deeply relaxed and rejuvenated, however possible reactions can occur such as symptoms appearing worse before they get better, a slight headache or an increase in needing to go to the toilet, all of which are symptoms of a healing reaction and although slightly unpleasant are a positive indication, that the body is beginning its healing process and ridding itself of toxins. Reactions should pass within 24 hours and clients will be advised to drink plenty of water following the treatment to help flush out toxins and ease the intensity of a possible healing reaction.
How often should I have Reflexology?
To gain the most out of reflexology it is recommended to have subsequent weekly or fortnightly treatments, however it is said that some can respond to treatments simply after one session.
Reflexology is suitable for all ages and works well alongside medical treatment, however please note that reflexologists do not claim to cure or diagnose.