What is it?
Received on bare feet – and sometimes the hands, Reflexology treats the whole body, as all body parts are reflected on these areas. Reflexology is based on the principle that the anatomy and physiology of the body is mapped out on the feet; a microcosm of the macrocosm.
The feet are divided into 10 energy zones and channels that flow through the whole body. Specific finger pressure is used to cover all the zones and to initiate and accelerate the body’s own healing mechanism. The treatment is based on Western and Eastern Healing Reflexology techniques, in that both the physical and the energy systems of the body are addressed, thus being a whole-body approach. It is a highly effective natural healing therapy, that improves health and well-being.
Reflexology feels good. It is pleasant, soothing and relaxing and may help to relieve stress and tension. As all body systems and organs are mapped out on the feet, Reflexology may help with conditions of the, muscular, skeletal, nervous, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, immune, reproductive, hormonal and urinary systems.
Conception, Pregnancy & Post-Natal Reflexology
If there are no pre-existing medical reasons for conceiving, then an over-load of stress chemicals may be a factor that can prevent a woman conceiving. Stress hormones play havoc with the bodies endocrine system and the release of reproductive hormones. Reflexology is a relaxing treatment that can help to neutralise cortisol and adrenaline and can help to tone the reproductive organs to prepare for conception.
Reflexology is a safe treatment during pregnancy, and I've seen it work with specific pregnancy ailments, such as carpel tunnel syndrome, pelvic pain, headaches, back-ache, morning sickness and water retention.
It is also a nourishing, nurturing treatment to help a new mum recover after giving birth.
How long is a treatment?
For a full reflexology session an hour is needed. This gives enough time to do a full treatment and to go over any areas that need working out.
Depending on the reasons for coming for Reflexology, a course of treatments may sometimes be recommended. This gives an opportunity for the body to make and process changes leading to positive health and well-being.
Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins.
I am a member of the International Federation of Reflexologists