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About Reflexology

What is Reflexology

Reflexology has been a well established ancient cultural practice for many centuries. The Egyptians were known to have references of foot therapy painted on the inside of tombs in 2,300 BC and the Chinese are recorded as using foot and hand pressure therapies over 5,000 years ago.

In 1930 Eunice D. Ingham pioneered the practice of modern reflexology by being able to map details of the entire human body to the corresponding area on the soles of the feet and hands referred to as zones.

Reflexology is a specialised technique where the reflexologist uses their thumbs or fingers to apply appropriate pressure to the feet or hands.

It is based on the principles that there are reflex areas and points on the foot or hand that correspond with different organs and systems in the body. When appropriate pressure is applied to these areas and points it stimulates the movement of energy pathways to encourage the body to restore and rebalance a natural healing process for optimum health and wellbeing.

What is Reflexology Lymph Drainage

Research based treatment by Sally Kay, Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD) is a pioneering reflexology technique used to stimulate the lymphatic system which is a network of thin tubes, lymph nodes and ducts that run throughout the body. The lymph system is a very important part of our immune system and plays a prime role in helping to fight disease such as infections and bacteria, helping to destroy abnormal or old cells, regulates fluid balance and is involved in the absorption of fatty acids.

The RLD reflexology technique focuses on stimulating the lymphatic system reflexes on the feet to encourage the movement of lymph around the body. It has proven results in assisting with the reduction of swelling for people experiencing lymphoedema (a condition that causes swelling in the body particularly in the arms and legs, and can occur following treatment for cancer.)

The specialist treatment is also very helpful in managing and reducing symptoms experienced with following conditions
Autoimmune conditions such as Fibromyalgia, ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)
Muscular skeletal pain

The results using this specialised technique really can bring about benefits for an individuals health.

What is Reflexology For Women's Health

A course of Reflexology sessions seek to help reduce associated symptoms where there is an imbalance of hormones. Issues relating to perimenopause, menopause, endometriosis, fibroids etc.. Often impact on peoples daily life, and can cause poor sleep, fatigue, hot flushes, irritability, loss of concentration (brain fog) low mood, loss of libido etc.

Reflexology can help with sleep issues. A good nights sleep is very important because it helps the body to rest and restore.

What is Crystal Reflexology

Crystal reflexology enhances the advantages of reflexology with the healing energies of crystals, allowing the body, mind and spirit to re-balance.

During a session of crystal reflexology, the treatment involves using crystals to work over the reflex points on the feet. The theory behind reflexology is that the reflex points on the feet are connected energetically to related organs and body parts. The use of crystals, on and around your body, allows the healing crystals to assist in balancing the energies by releasing stagnant or blocked energy. Your treatment will be tailored to suit your specific needs. The treatment will be carried out in a lying down or reclined position with socks and shoes removed.

Using a crystal to perform the reflexology, as well as placing the crystals on, around and underneath the body, can bring about a completely different reflexology experience for the recipient. The effects for each person, from each crystal, are always different.

What Conditions Can it Help?

Although reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure conditions it is a well recognised form of complementary health treatment and is often used alongside conventional care in healthcare settings such as hospitals, GP practices and hospices. Reflexology is a valuable way of indicating areas where there may be higher levels of tension/stress/sensitivity. People use treatment to help manage and support a variety of health challenges and long term conditions.

What Benefits can be Expected?

The most common theory about how Reflexology works is that it helps to energise the reflexes that are connected a specific part of the body, helping to improve circulation, stimulate nerve connections, relax muscles and improve lymphatic drainage.

  • Deep relaxation
  • Reduce stress & release tension
  • Improve sleep
  • Boost immune system
  • Increase energy levels
  • Increased sense of wellbeing.

    How will I feel After the Treatment?

    It is important to remember that everyone will respond differently. However, most clients will feel very relaxed.

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