Natural, Simple, Effective
WHY CHOOSE REFLEXOLOGY?
Coping with life's challenges can at times be a struggle. Whether you are tired, not sleeping, stressed, worried,
are suffering with pain, or just feel like you need to get back on an "even keel" again,
reflexology can help alleviate many symptoms.
With its uplifting and energising effects, reflexology stimulates the senses, induces deep relaxation
and provides an improved sense of well-being.
Simple relaxation is often the key to better health. There is nothing that beats stress quite as effectively
as relaxation, and reflexology does just that!
Reflexology not only provides support physically and emotionally, but also works well
to complement other therapies and conventional methods.
What is it?
Reflexology is a very safe and very effective tool for promoting relaxation and improving health & wellbeing.
Whilst the medical and scientific world remain "on the shelf" as to whether they agree its effects can prove beneficial for relieving symptoms associated with specific health concerns, this form of relaxation therapy has progressed in leaps and bounds over the years and is now widely recognised within the health care sector, accepted as a form of treatment for pain relief and covered by many health insurance providers.
It is a popular treatment used within palliative care and it is widely used to assist with Fertility & Pregnancy related issues. In fact, more and more hospitals throughout the UK are introducing reflexology to expectant mothers to help induce labour naturally!
How does it work?
Reflexology is an ancient form of complementary therapy, influenced by Acupressure and Zone Therapy, that works by applying gentle pressure to reflexes* found on the feet. By working the reflexes, energy blockages along the nerve pathways are released, thus improving the functionality of the body. By stimulating the nervous system in this way, circulation is improved, delivering oxygen and nutrients around the body, and lymphatic flow is increased, encouraging waste removal. All the body's systems are worked to induce a deep feeling of relaxation, bringing an overall sense of well-being to the body, as a whole.
* Reflexes are areas located on the hands or the feet that correspond to particular parts of the body. Reflexologists believe that the hands and feet are mini maps of the body!
What happens during a treatment?
The treatment involves the gentle application of pressure to the feet, so only socks and shoes are removed while you lay down comfortably. Before the treatment begins the feet are observed and their characteristics are noted. Both feet are then gently warmed up with a relaxing massage. Then the treatment begins, starting on one foot at a time, gently working the reflex areas.
During the treatment sensitive areas the therapist finds on the feet are noted down. You may or may not feel these sensitivities, or you may even feel a sensitivity somewhere else within the body when a specific reflex is worked. These feelings are perfectly normal and if you do experience anything it's important to let your therapist know.
At the end of the treatment both feet are gently massaged with a soothing reflexology balm.
You should the find treatment a deeply relaxing experience.
How many treatments are needed?
Just one treatment can make a huge difference! Simple relaxation allows the body to begin its own natural healing processes, enabling it to restore balance.
A treatment once a fortnight, once a month or when you feel it is required, is great for stress relief and to help you unwind.
For general health, good results are often achieved after 6 sessions. These need not be taken weekly and each treatment plan is individual.
Reflexology is also a fantastic aid for all aspects of pregnancy. From pre-conception, throughout the term and post-pregnancy, reflexology can provide immense support not just for Mother & Baby but for Dad too!
How much does it cost?
£40 / 60 Mins
for a full
* Complementary Therapy should not be used in place of conventional medical care. Always consult a GP or other health professional for medical attention and advice.