Reflexogy is a non invasive complementary therapy that benefits your entire self and is suitable to support people at all ages, from birth to seniors, and stages in life including through maternity, fertility and hormonal changes. Both the feet and hands have thousands of nerve endings and having reflexology helps to restore balance and relaxes your mind and emotions.
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What is reflexology?
With ancient roots in TCM. Egyptian and Ayurvedic healing, modern-day reflexology was introduced as Zone Therapy by Dr William Fitzgerald and then further developed by Eunice Ingham, a physiotherapist, and her nephew:
It utilises specialised techniques on the feet (or hands) using thumb and finger pressure and is based on the concept that all the important elements of the body have reflexes that are located on the feet (or hands/ears)
The ‘reflexes’ are believed to correspond with the main systems of the body, and form a microcosm of the human body with the toes representing the head region all the way down to the bottom of the foot representing the pelvic area.
Working the reflexes is believed to help to correct imbalances and restore the body’s energy flow
It is believed to stimulate the nerve impulses to corresponding areas
Allows our feet to communicate the stresses and strains of our lives and for us to acknowledge these and make changes.
Learn more about reflexology
Please watch this short introductory video from the Association of Reflexologists. I am pleased to be certified to be a member of this organisation which has been ensuring high standards since 1984.
“If you are feeling out of kilter, don't know why or what about, let your feet reveal the answer, find the sore spot, work it out.” - Eunice Ingham
What are the benefits?
Aids deep relaxation
Reduces stress Relieves tension
Improves wellbeing Enhances positive moods
Increases restful sleep Improves mobility Balances hormones
Harmonises the body Brings a state of peace
Supports digestive issues
What happens during your reflexology appointment?
You will be invited to lie down on a comfy couch (cosy blanket optional).
Your feet will be wiped down with a cleanser.
Warm up techniques on your feet will begin your journey into relaxation.
Your foot reflexes will be balanced and a divine reflexology wax made from natural ingredients will be applied.
I will observe and inform you of any signficant reflexes found.
You will also be given aftercare advice which may include some hand reflexology techniques you can use at home.
What should I wear?
Please wear clothing that is comfortable and loose around the lower leg and ankle area so I can access your bare feet easily. You will be asked to remove your shoes and socks; the rest of your clothes stay on.
How frequently do you need reflexology?
If you are working towards a specific issue then it is of benefit to have 2-4 sessions over successive weeks and then once a month after that for maintenance.
What product do you use?
I use a beeswax-based reflexology balm (free from SLS, parabens) or massage cream. I also have a vegan wax option.
I also offer hand reflexology either in person as an online selfcare therapy. You will be guided and taught how to give yourself a basic hand reflexology treatment which you can then use at home or even sat at your desk at work. These sessions consist of a consultation, a gentle massage to warm and relax your hands and a customised treatment. You will be guided through how to use simple hand reflexology reflexes and points to optimise your own wellbeing.