Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the principles of ancient Eastern Medicine that different points of the feet correspond with different areas of the body. It has recently enjoyed a surge in popularity as a modern holistic therapy to relieve pain and stress. Reflexologists support clients alongside conventional healthcare.
WHAT HAPPENS AT A SESSION?
Treatments take place in a reclining chair and last about an hour. The application of painless pressure to the feet will attempt to support particular areas of pain or discomfort, stress, anxiety etc. Single treatments can offer relaxation benefits and multiple sessions can help support specific conditions. Call for more details. Enquiries welcome.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Chinese and Ancient Egyptians believed that reflexology could stimulate the body into healing itself by improving circulation, reducing stress, pain and restoring natural balance. By the 1930’s reflexology was evolving across Europe and the United States and various academic modelling techniques were attempting to understand it’s mechanism of action. All systems agree that reflexology works with zones, reflexes and energy pathways aiming to improve lymphatic flow, improve mood and energy and to aid circulation.
Will it be painful?
Reflexology stimulates the nervous system to do the work of balancing and releasing, it is not the ‘therapist’ who ‘fixes’ discomfort. The idea of releasing pain is not the aim, rather to bring the body into balance, and then the pain subsides. Reflexologists do not diagnose during a session.
Scheduling follow-up sessions
The number of sessions varies and is determined by the client’s health and reasons for seeking reflexology. In general, results from reflexology are often subtle and cumulative. Thus, you are more likely to see greater benefits from regular sessions (for example, once a week for six weeks) than if you have a session once every six months. If you are dealing with a specific illness or condition, you may need to have more frequent sessions.