What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a Complementary Therapy which has grown in popularity as more and more people are turning to this non-invasive and versatile treatment. The theory is that reflexes, or points, on the feet hands and lower limbs, face and also the ears are linked and correspond with organs and body systems. Used alone or alongside Allopathic Medicine this therapy has shown profound effects on promoting better health and well being.
What will happen during a treatment?
The first time you come to an appointment we will take some extra time to discuss your medical history and expectations from treatment. We will plan an unique treatment plan tailored to you and you will receive a full treatment at your first appointment. At each appointment we will discuss your progress and adjust treatments where appropriate. We will agree a course of treatment.
Reflexology treatment is usually pleasant and relaxing; occasionally you may feel temporary discomfort. Treatment can involve pressure or massage of reflex points on the feet and lower legs, sometimes hands and lower arms, face and scalp, depending on the type of reflexology we are working with.
Will reflexology help me?
Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Your treatment will be uniquely tailored to you as a whole person, taking into account all factors that may be affecting your health and well being. Some people find it works for them and some people may need a different therapy, or to visit their GP or a combination – an integrated approach can be helpful. The best way to find out is to try it; don’t forget I offer a sample session if you are feeling unsure.
There are more and more research projects being carried out with reflexology, and many are positive and encouraging. There are not yet enough for clinical claims of effectiveness.
Relieving stress becomes ever more an important part of our everyday healthcare priorities in our modern lifestyles. Reflexology can be one very effective and appropriate way to achieve this.