Clinical Reflexology is a non-invasive, holistic therapy that works alongside conventional medical care. The aim of reflexology is to replenish and restore energy levels, to support the immune system by reducing the impact of stress and encourage the body to return to a physiological harmony through deep relaxation. Reflexology allows a client to take an active role in their health and well-being.
By applying pressure to reflexes on the feet with thumbs and fingers, a trained Clinical Reflexologist is able to detect any imbalances which may be as a result of stress, illness or injury. Working these reflexes in a very specific way will initiate a beneficial response in a corresponding area of the body, incorporating meridian points (acupuncture points) and advanced techniques to encourage your body to achieve 'homeostasis'. A skilled and experienced Reflexologist can also look at the health of the foot and lower leg. They can also look out for inflammation, oedema, skin health and an uneven gait.
All the systems of the body are worked on the feet, musculoskeletal, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, nervous, and lymphatic. By applying pressure to points and zonal pathways brings about a holistic connection that encourages a balance between all these systems.
Reflexology produces a profound relaxation and some people even fall asleep during treatment, however you may feel some tenderness in certain areas corresponding to parts of the body which are out of balance, but this is usually momentarily as the therapist will adjust the pressure to work within your tolerance. Each session is tailored made to meet the client's unique needs
Reflexology isn't ticklish and pressure can range from a feather like touch, ideal for babies and those with extremely sensitive feet, to a firm pressure for individuals who prefer a much deeper treatment. I read the response to each reflex point and adjust pressure and technique accordingly.
Reflexology & Facial Reflexology may help with the following:
· Musculo-skeletal pain (i.e. backache, stiff neck)
· Frozen shoulder
· Headaches and migraine
· Hormonal imbalances
· Breathing disorders & respiratory conditions
· Stress related digestive disorders
· Fertility & Pregnancy issues
Mental Health Issues
Facilitates Lymphatic Drainage