Reflexology

Reflexology

Reflexology is becoming more popular as a Complementary Therapy. It was first used by the ancient Egyptians, Indians and Chinese thousands of years ago.

It is a unique science, working on the feet by stimulating reflex points which correspond to different parts of the body.

It is also described as 'an art', as each individual practitioner has their own, unique touch and touch is very healing. Different people will be 'drawn’ to different practitioners as we all vibrate with different energy frequencies.

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Reflexology is non-intrusive, allowing the reflexologist to work on the feet with their fingers and thumbs, stimulating various reflex points which correspond to various organs and systems of the body.

This allows the body to relax and help to restore any imbalances which may be causing stress related conditions.

Is stress affecting your life?

Stress plays a major part of modern day life and is around us whether at home, work or in the social environment. When stress becomes too much for us to handle, the body's natural defences break down and we become susceptible to 'dis-ease.'

An estimated 12.5 million working days are lost annually to work related stress in the UK. (HSE survey 2016/17)

Reflexology helps to relieve stress and tension by allowing the body to relax. It can be very relaxing or invigorating, depending on the needs of the individual.

As a holistic therapy, it works on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of the individual thereby helping one to cope better with the stresses and strains of everyday life.

After a treatment, people are often aware of a feeling of tranquillity, or increased vitality, making them feel more able to cope and tackle most issues in their life – with renewed energy.

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How does reflexology work?

One theory is a psychological one, implying that the power of suggestion makes it work, claiming that it is a placebo.

Another belief is that the lymphatic system eliminates toxins and boosts the function of the immune system, restoring chemical balance within the body.

Acupuncture brings balance to the flow of energy alongside the body’s meridians. It is believed that Reflexology works in the same way.

Another theory is that crystalline deposits build up and block the nerve pathways preventing nerve endings from transmitting their impulses. It is believed that Reflexology clears these crystalline deposits.

There are many theories regarding how reflexology works but there is still a lack of evidence to provide reasons why so many people are able to benefit from the experience of reflexology.

It is, however, becoming more recognised as a beneficial complementary therapy and there have been many research projects carried out on various health conditions which show positive results.

Reflexology can benefit everyone. It is a therapy that helps to maintain good health.

What to expect


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When you attend for your first session we will discuss your health and well-being prior to your reflexology treatment. (75-90 minutes)
Subsequent sessions will be approximately 60 minutes.

All information remains confidential.

All that is required is for your socks and shoes to be removed and allow me to work on your feet whilst you relax on a comfortable couch, in a safe, professional environment.

Who is reflexology for?


Reflexology can help everyone!

There may be times when we are in need of a little help to overcome any imbalances within our body. It can help anyone who is affected by stress in their lives.

Reflexology can support us through the conception journey, pregnancy and post natal period.

 

The benefits


Alleviates stress and tension

Improves circulation

Helps to increase energy levels

Helps overall well-being of the body and mind

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Stimulates the central nervous system

Induces a deep state of relaxation

Eliminates toxins

Helps to achieve better relationships with those around you

Benefits of reflexology

How often should I have a treatment?

It all depends on each individual.

If there are any chronic conditions that need to be addressed, a course of six treatments is advised. Usually one session each week for four weeks followed by two fortnightly appointments.

Many people like to maintain their health and well-being with a treatment at least once every month. Others have a treatment every fortnight or weekly.


Summary


Reflexologists are there to support you as a whole person and to help promote your well-being.

Reflexologists DO NOT diagnose, prescribe or cure.

Reflexology can fit into a busy lifestyle and become a welcome break in our hectic lives.

It should NOT be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.


Take an hour out of your busy schedule to see what benefits you get – you deserve it!


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"I predominantly use the Kruchik method for reflexology but each session is unique for your own needs."

 

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Jacqueline is a full member of the Association of Reflexologists

Happy feet-healthy body!