I practice Light Touch Reflexology, which is a subtle yet powerful non-intrusive holistic therapy used to relieve tension and aid recovery from illness by applying gentle touch and massage to specific points on the feet.
Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflex areas on the feet and hands that connect via energy pathways to organs and systems throughout the entire body. It is believed that illness manifests in these reflexes and Reflexology aims to promote relaxation, restore the flow of energy and balance throughout the body to leave you feeling refreshed.
Who will it help?
Potentially reflexology is suitable for anyone, children through to the elderly, supporting people with wide ranging conditions. Reflexology seeks to activate the body’s self-healing processes and helps to promote positive benefits on both physical and emotional levels. It offers increased relaxation, release of tension, help improve sleep, help improve mood with increased sense of well-being. Reflexology is helpful when trying to conceive, and I have had advanced training to help couples for both natural and assisted fertility.
What can I expect during a treatment?
Treatments are held in a private, peaceful setting with a pleasant garden outlook. At your first session you will be asked some questions about yourself, your health, your lifestyle and your expectations to assist with tailoring the treatment for your own needs. This appointment takes approximately 20-30 minutes longer than subsequent sessions. Wearing loose fitting trousers or a skirt would be more comfortable. You will be asked to remove your footwear and made comfortable in a treatment chair, which can accommodate clients up to a weight of 25 stones. You’ll be offered a blanket for warmth and comfort with your feet exposed ready for being gently treated. After this you can relax and enjoy your treatment which will last one hour while all parts of your feet are worked on, with particular attention to any areas that relate to your health concerns.
How might a treatment affect me?
Most people feel pleasantly comfortable both during and after the treatment, however you may experience some unusual sensations. Following your treatment, it is advisable to give yourself some time as you may find you feel more tired than usual, so it is a good idea to rest for a short while if possible, and to drink some water to help flush through any toxins which may have been released.
You may find your tension is reduced and that you feel relaxed. You may notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improving following treatments; responses are individual.
How many treatments might I need?
Whilst one treatment is well worth receiving, a short course of, say, one session a week for 4 weeks is generally recommended to give you an opportunity to experience what health and well-being benefits reflexology might offer you. Your progress will be discussed with you to agree the best progression of your treatment, and it may be beneficial to continue to receive regular maintenance treatments, perhaps on a 4 to 6 weekly basis, once your initial course of treatments is complete. However, the frequency of treatments is entirely for you to decide.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy and does not profess to cure or treat specific illnesses, also the therapist will not diagnose or prescribe. You are assured of confidentiality at all times.