HOW DOES REFLEXOLOGY WORK?
Reflexology works on the principle that there are approx. 7,000 reflex points in the feet which are relative to all organs, parts and functions of the human body. Pressure is applied using the thumbs & fingers to stimulate these reflexes and if there is congestion in a particular area of the body, the corresponding reflex on the foot will also be congested and may feel tender or crunchy. Pressure therapy on and around these areas helps to stimulate energy & nerve pathways and improve blood supply, thereby encouraging the body's natural healing process.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN IT HELP?
Tremendous results have been achieved for a wide variety of everyday ailments. Conditions such as back & joint pain, stress, anxiety, exhaustion, depression, insomnia, migraine, respiratory problems and menstrual disorders to name a few can all be helped. Many people have turned to Reflexology as a last resort and find it is the only thing which gives them any real relief. Others find it is great for helping maintain general good health.
ARE THERE ANY CONDITIONS IT CAN’T HELP?
There are very few conditions Reflexology can’t help and treatments can be given to all ages from very young children to those receiving end of life care. Treatments should only be carried out by a properly trained practitioner as great care and accuracy are needed in order to gain maximum benefits.
Many busy people choose Reflexology as a way to help them relax and unwind. It has been estimated that over 80% of illness is stress-related so we can all do our best to try and prevent poor health. If we are to enjoy life to the full, it is important that we try and maintain our bodies as best we can and avoid placing the system under any unnecessary strain.
HOW LONG DOES A TREATMENT TAKE?
A full treatment takes around an hour. A detailed medical history is taken at the first appointment which helps to identify areas which may need extra attention. All information given by the patient is treated in the strictest confidence. The treatment room is calm and tranquil and I aim to help you feel deeply relaxed during the treatment. Many people find themselves falling asleep and leave feeling a deep sense of peace and calm.
HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER A TREATMENT?
People can experience a variety of responses following a treatment. Many people report feelings of extreme vitality and wellbeing with increased energy levels. Some may have reactions such as a headache, runny nose, skin rash or the need to visit the bathroom more often although these are all positive signs as it shows the body has responded and is working to eliminate toxins. Extreme tiredness may also follow as the body relaxes, releases tension and gives itself a well-earned rest. However, any reaction usually only lasts a day or so. Drinking plenty of pure spring water will further aid the detoxification process.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Reflexology never promises to diagnose, prescribe or cure. It only encourages the body’s natural healing powers to take over. Some people respond very quickly while others may take a little longer. As a general rule, if the condition has been present for a long time, it will take longer for your body to rid itself of unwanted toxins. Most people begin to see very good results after six weekly treatments and only a small percentage fail to respond. Even a one-off treatment is of great benefit.
Anything you tell me is totally confidential and is never shared with anyone. No records are ever kept electronically and all details I hold about you are stored securely. I normally keep records for around 7 years for insurance reasons, but you can ask me to destroy or delete them at any time.