Reflexology can be carried out on the face, hands and feet.
There are many forms of reflexology with varying styles and specialities:
Some of which are:
Reflexology works on the idea that the soles of the feet, the hands and the face are a mirror image of the body and that every organ and system in the body has a reflex point in the feet, hands and face. By stimulating certain points we are stimulating the various systems and organs in the body. By incorporating some Thai Foot massage movements and use of a Thai Foot stick, into some of the reflexology sessions, provides very precise point stimulation.
The client is fully clothed during the treatment with only footwear being removed if working on the feet. For anyone who does not like people touching their feet, it can be done on the hands or on the face.
While all reflexology treatments can be very relaxing and/or stimulating, because of its proximity to the brain, facial reflexology works very quickly on the central nervous system and is deeply relaxing.
Reflexology Lymph Drainage
(RLD) is an award winning reflexology technique which supports lymphoedema sufferers. Using very light touch RLD focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet to help reduce swelling.
Reflexology for Fertility
Reflexology assists in re-balancing the mind/body connection. Fertility or infertility can be for a large number of reasons. By concentrating on the Lymphatic system, immune system, neurological and endocrine system, it helps to reduce stress and balance hormones.
Reflexology can provide help with:
Endometriosis, and menstrual problems
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:
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. For all new mums who have had a course of reflexology treatments during their pregnancy, we offer a complimentary session for both mum and baby following delivery.
Babies & Toddler
Babies are especially responsive to reflexology. Many mothers will instinctively rub their children’s feet and hands when their child is cranky, crying, or uncomfortable. Reflexology works very well for most babies.
Babies’ feet have undeveloped arches, and their skin and bones are usually fairly soft making reflexology an effective and fast modality for them. By applying gentle pressure to congested areas in the feet, blockages can be released to restore the flow of energy to the whole body.
Results for babies are often experienced immediately and can help with:
Reflexology for Cancer Care
For anyone receiving a diagnosis of cancer, regardless of the prognosis, this can be devastating on a physical, mental and emotional level. Telling family and friends can also be very traumatic.
With reflexology in cancer care, we give the client reassurance and comfort and some space for themselves at a time in their lives when they can be feeling completely vulnerable, fearful and overwhelmed. In these sessions, in a quiet and gentle way, we hope to assist the client to alleviate their presenting symptoms while at the same time boosting their immune system. We want to calm, sooth, nourish, renew and support the client or their family in whatever way is suitable for them at that time.
Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of conditions such as:
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