A holistic therapy which treats the whole body through stimulating nerve endings ("reflexes") on the feet or sometimes the hands.
It is estimated that 70% of all illness is stress-related in some way. Reflexology induces a state of deep relaxation and therefore has a profound effect on reducing stress levels and anxieties. Reflexology is usually most effective when received over a course of treatments where the state of relaxation reached becomes deeper and more established, helping to facilitate the return of good health.
Reflexology can be particularly beneficial in supporting people who are troubled by:
- Stress related conditions of any kind:
- Migraines and cluster headaches
- Insomnia and poor sleep patterns
- Menstrual irregularities (including pre and post-pregnancy) & hormone flux
- Menopause symptoms
- Depression or anxiety
- Sinus problems
- Bowel disorders such as constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Gift vouchers are available for a single reflexology treatment or for a course of therapy. Please get in touch for details.
We start each reflexology treatment with a massage of each foot, including some stretches. A planned reflexology sequence is then performed, the focus of which will depend entirely on what the client is aiming to achieve through their treatment. Finally, a 'cool-down' massage 'closes off' each foot.
Overall, it's an hour of foot bliss!
Reflexology works optimally as a series of treatments. I usually recommend a course of 4 weekly appointments, then 2 fortnightly appointments, before moving down again to maintenance sessions. Of course, a single treatment can be booked for enjoyment or to trial the therapy out if you have not experienced it before and are unsure about committing to a series of treatments.
Before your first treatment we will conduct a full health and well-being assessment so that I can understand what you are hoping to achieve through your visit, it allows me to take in to consideration any health issues that may affect your treatment and to answer answer any questions you might have. This initial assessment process takes approx 20 minutes and is free of charge. During the pandemic, this is done by telephone in advance.
At subsequent appointments, we will review any health changes since your last appointment before proceeding with treatment, which in most cases takes 5 - 10 minutes and does not come out of your treatment time.
Holistic therapy takes in to consideration everything affecting a person: their body type, any health conditions or injuries, their lifestyle and their emotional state.
Finding the right holistic therapist / reflexologist for you is important. You need to feel confident that their experience and range of skills can help you achieve the aims you bring with you to the therapy room. No two people are the same (let's face it, no one person is exactly the same on different days!), so really, no two treatments should ever be identical.
People initially tend to book reflexology for a specific reason eg seeking general relaxation, to improve sleep patterns or to re-establish hormonal equilibrium. On experiencing the wider benefits of an holistic approach, they appreciate that ongoing therapy adapted to their individual lifestyle can have a profound effect on how they (and not just their body) experience and respond to life's constant demands and challenges.