Reflexology

Reflexology is a natural holistic therapy. As a natural therapy it only uses the technique of human therapeutic touch and interaction to bring about its results. It can help to reduce stress and bring about deep relaxation and seeks to work with the body’s natural or innate healing efforts to stimulate the self healing mechanism of the body.

Reflexology works on the premise that the soles of the feet and the hands are a mirror image of the body and that every organ and system in the body has a reflex point in the feet and hands.  Also there are energy zones in the body which run from our heads right through our bodies to our feet. These zones are thought to be linked by energy flow rather like the meridian theory of traditional Chinese medicine and by  stimulating these points and zones, we are  stimulating the various systems and organs in the body.     In this way imbalances in the tissues, organs and systems of the both can be both detected and effectively treated to restore balance and well being.

The client is fully clothed during the treatment with only the shoes and socks being removed. If however you do not like people touching your feet, the treatment can be also carried out on the hands.

 

Thai Foot Massage

This treatment is based on the Traditional Thai foot massage using Thai Foot sticks to stimulate reflex points in the feet and legs.  It also includes a therapeutic massage of the feet and lower legs using hands, palms and fingers to relax the muscles of the feet and lower legs.

Like other techniques of reflexology foot massage in Thailand is based on the principle that each area of the foot is related to an area or organ of the body, so by pressing or massaging these particular areas it is “massaging” the related body organ.  In this respect the foot massage can be considered a full massage because it affects the whole body.

A Thai foot massage can be a deeply relaxing experience, and it’s not unusual for clients to comfortably doze off in the course of their treatment.

The benefits of Thai Foot Massage:

It improves circulation in the legs and feet / It restores balances to all systems of the body

 

Maternity Reflexology

Reflexology is one of the most popular complementary therapies used during maternity because it improves general well-being, energy and promotes balance. Women who receive reflexology during their pregnancy can experience shorter labour times and less need for painkillers. Reflexology can also have a positive impact on postpartum depression, anxiety and hormone levels.

Reflexology can help to ease pregnancy, delivery and post-natal ailments including:

  • Morning sickness
  • Hormonal imbalance   
  • Constipation and indigestion
  • Oedema/Water Retention
  • Sciatica, SPD and back ache
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Leads to better sleep and more energy Levels
  • Decreases stress levels and anxiety.

  • Reflexology can help induce labour naturally. It helps prepare the body for labour by balancing the body’s systems, especially the endocrine system which is responsible for the secretion of many important hormones.

    Reflexology and Labour

    Reflexology can be used during labour with the following results:

    The length of labour can be very much reduced by having regular treatments in the weeks prior to your expectant delivery date. To help boost energy levels and aid muscle relaxation between contractions. It can stimulate the production of natural endorphins during labour. After birth Reflexology babies are very calm, suckle better and are less prone to colic.


    Post Labour

    After the birth of your baby you may be feeling tired and a little over whelmed with the responsibility of this new little bundle! You may benefit from a reflexology treatment at this very special but busy time. It can help with the following:
    Replace energy loss, Aid mother’s milk flow, Post natal depression, New stresses & anxieties, Re-energises the body, Helps uterus Return to original state.


    Reflexology Lympathic Drainage

    Reflexology Lymph Drainage is an award winning  NEW non-invasive reflexology technique which supports lymphoedema sufferers. RLD focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet to cause an effect on the lymphatic system in the body.  It is a unique sequence that has been researched and developed by Sally Kay BSc(Hons), whilst working in Cancer Care.

    Lymphoedema is defined as tissue swelling due to the failure of lymph drainage.

    Lymphoedema may occur:

  • In the arm after breast cancer treatment if the nodes are removed
  • In the leg if cancer or its treatment affects the lymph nodes in the groin area or the pelvis.  This is most common in prostate cancer, cancer of the womb, cervix or ovary.

    RLD may also be useful in the following conditions:
  • Lymphoedema
  • Fluid retention
  • Fibromyalgia            
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • ME
  • Allergies
  • IBS
  • Colitis
  • Sinus

  • Note: Cost may be covered by your Insurance company