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 should not claim to diagnose or 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 as it only deals with the feet and lower parts of the leg it is both non invasive and natural. Many clients fall into a state of deep relaxation during a treatment and some fall asleep, clients may get an improved quality of sleep whilst receiving Reflexology and for this reason Reflexology may be beneficial for people suffering with stress or sleep problems.
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.
In order to get the most out of your treatment please follow the following advice:
Drink plenty of water following a treatment as this will encourage the process of elimination and encourages the body to detox.
Avoid other therapies such as massage/acupuncture etc on the same day as your reflexology treatment as this may overstimulate the body (unless short treatments).
Try not to over exert yourself following a treatment, relax as much as possible.
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.
Many people have reported that they believe Reflexology has helped them on their fertility journey. Due to the balancing and relaxing nature of this therapy clients may benefit from regular Reflexology treatments. Sarah has attended 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.
Reflexology and Massage Therapy