Benefits of Reflexology

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• Improves the body’s circulation
• Controls the perception of pain
• Assists in the elimination of waste products from the liver, kidneys and bowel
• Breaks down tension and alleviates stress
• Balances all the organs and structures of the body.

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is the holistic understanding, study and practice of treating points and areas in the feet and hands that relate to corresponding parts of the body. Using precise hand and finger techniques, a reflexologist may improve circulation, induce relaxation and enable homeostasis. This encourages the person’s own healing systems to be activated to maintain wellbeing.

reflexology foot chart
Reflexology Foot Chart

Reflexology is based on the principle that reflexes in the foot correspond to all the glands, organs and parts of the body. By stimulating these reflex areas, the treatment directly corrects physical imbalances within the body and indirectly corrects emotional imbalance. Through reflexology, the energy pathways of the body are opened and the body’s immune system is boosted.
Reflexology is aimed at correcting the three negative factors involved in the disease process – congestion, inflammation and tension.

This holistic treatment has had great success in aiding a number of common ailments including arthritis, asthma, infertility problems, insomnia,constipation, circulatory diseases, headaches, lymphedema back pain and much more.
Athletes who have regular reflexology sessions often experience fewer injuries and it has even proved extremely effective in treating colic in infants.

In the field of Oncology an increasing number of consultants are recognizing the benefits of this relaxing and calming therapy, and it is now accepted as standard practice in many Maternity units.

Hand Reflexology
baby reflexology
Baby Reflexology

Courses of treatment vary in length, depending in each case on the body’s needs. Long standing problems might require up to 6-8 sessions. A single session will usually last about one hour. Once your body has regained its equilibrium, an occasional treatment will stimulate your immune system and maintain your well-being.

On the first visit, the practitioner will conduct a full personal consultation. This will take into consideration your past and present health and lifestyle. The consultation enables the treatment to be tailored to your specific needs.In some instances it may be necessary to gain your doctors permission before treatment can commence. All this will be discussed on a confidential basis with your practitioner.

A reflexology treatment lasts for approximately one hour. As it is the feet, which are generally treated, you simply remove your socks and shoes. You will be invited to sit or lie on a comfortable treatment chair or couch.

The reflexologist will then use their hands to apply precise pressure techniques to the feet treating specific points, which correspond to all organs and systems of the body. Following treatment, any significant findings will be discussed with you. As the effects of reflexology are cumulative, many people find it beneficial to continue with regular treatments.

In order to gain maximum benefit from your reflexology treatment try to rest and take things easy as this helps to boost the body’s natural healing abilities.  Increasing the amount of water that you drink can help to flush the toxins out of your system thereby aiding the detoxifying process

Just listen to your body and put aside time to relax. After one or two treatments your body may respond in a very definite way. Most people note a sense of well-being and relaxation; sometimes people report feeling lethargic, nauseous or tearful, but this is transitory and is a part of the healing process. This is vital information to feed back to the reflexologist as it shows how your body is responding to treatment. This will help the reflexologist to tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs.

Reflexology will not make a condition worse.

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