SO MUCH MORE THAN A FOOT MASSAGE.....
How does Reflexology work?
Reflexology works on the principle that zones and reflex points on the feet mirror organs and systems within the body. Reflexologists apply gentle pressure over these reflex points using a thumb walking technique. It is through this method that therapists are able to detect areas of congestion, (sometimes felt as small crystals under the skin). Reflexologists work over these points in order to aid the elimination of toxins, rebalance the body and release the flow of energy which in turn is thought to encourage the body's natural healing process.
Following an initial consultation, the reflexologist will carry out a treatment relevant to the clients needs.
Reflexologists cannot diagnose or claim to cure any conditions and treatments should not be substituted for medical advice where required. However, reflexology is known to be an extremely relaxing therapy, and regular clients are often able to completely zone out during a treatment. Clients often report an improved quality of sleep whilst receiving regular sessions and for this reason it may benefit people suffering with stress or sleep problems.
Reflexology and Womens Health
Due to the balancing and relaxing nature of this therapy some women may report a benefit from regular Reflexology treatments for hormonal balance and low mood. Sarah has experience of treating womens health issues such as menopausal symptoms, PMT, endometriosis, PCOS and conception issues; Sarah has attended advanced training on Reflexology and Conception and is able to provide a treatment plan for individuals or couples, please contact Sarah for a chat to discuss your needs or arrange a consultation.
What are the benefits?
Some of the benefits which may be experienced through Reflexology are listed below:
*Calms and soothes the body and mind
*Reduces feelings of stress and may relieve pain
*Promotes a feeling of well being
*Encourages elimination of toxins
*Assists the body in maintaining a balanced state.
Getting the most from your treatment
In order to get the most out of your treatment please follow the following advice:
Hydrate well following your treatment. You may have increased thirst and its important to prevent dehydration.
Avoid other therapies such as massage/acupuncture etc on the same day as your treatment as this may overstimulate the body.
Try not to over exert yourself following a treatment, some people experience a burst of energy following their session but its best to allow this energy to be used to promote healing.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine following a treatment as this can counteract the process of elimination.
To prevent discomfort avoid eating a large meal before a treatment.
If you experience any changes or effects between treatments, make a note of them before attending your next visit.