Reflexology is an ancient healing art that has been practised in the East since around 500BC. It was founded as ‘Zone Therapy’ in the West in the early 1900’s by Dr Fitzgerald, who recognised its pain relieving benefits and first used it to desensitise the teeth for dental operations.

Reflexology follows the theory that there are points on areas including the face, feet and hands that correspond with all the organs, glands and structures of the body. It works by looking at the feet, hands or face as a micro system of the body, for example; the toes/fingers represent the sinuses. When the Reflexologist stimulates an area or ‘reflex point’ using gentle thumb and finger techniques, this in turn can stimulate the natural healing responses of the body.

Treatment

This is a very simple treatment to receive, at most you will be asked to remove your shoes and socks. Lay down on a massage couch and relax as a small amount of cream/oil is applied to the area being treated (usually the feet or hands depending on individual preference). Gentle and specific pressure techniques are applied to rebalance any disturbances found by the practitioner. Reflexology is not painful nor ticklish. It is very gentle, relaxing and therapeutic, treating the body and mind on many levels. It can be used to complement the treatment of many conditions and is particularly beneficial for relieving stress and anxiety.

Benefits of regular treatment

Reflexology works to promotes the body’s own natural healing processes. This can generate many health benefits such as:

  • Strengthening the immune system

  • Regulating the digestive system

  • Stimulating the blood and lymphatic system

  • Reducing oedema

  • Eliminating toxins

  • Balancing the hormones helping with conditions such as PMT and the menopause

  • Relieving muscular aches and pains

  • Helping to balance the emotions to reduce stress, anxiety, grief and depression

  • Improving sleep patterns

  • Relaxing and re-energising the body and mind

 

‘I live with MS and with that comes challenges. Emma has helped me in lots of different ways, and will always go the extra mile to help resolve any issues I have. I mostly have reflexology (every two weeks) and my sessions are tailored to whatever I need on the day. Emma is a very gentle soul, and having therapies with her is a very enjoyable experience. Highly recommended.’ Sheila

 

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