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What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a gentle and holistic healing technique that has been used for centuries to support physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. The art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, and was not introduced to the West until the early 1900s. It is based on the principle that reflex points on the feet, hands and face correspond to different areas of the body. By applying pressure to these points, we can bring about a state of relaxation and encourage the body to heal itself and rebalance by stimulating specific nerve pathways.

Can Reflexology support me?

Reflexology can support you in a number of ways. Some of the areas which reflexology can support you in include: headaches, digestive issues, muscle tension, hormone imbalance/PMS, fertility, menopausal symptoms, sleep disorders, pain as well as stress, anxiety and low mood. It can also help to improve circulation and energy levels, and provide a sense of overall relaxation and wellbeing. Please note: reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice. 

Is Reflexology for me?

Reflexology is a safe beneficial and treatment which can be received at any age, from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care and everyone in between. However, there are some contraindications and cautions that should be taken into consideration before beginning a reflexology session. Reflexology should not be used on areas of the body with inflammation, infection or open wounds. It is also not advised in the first trimester of pregnancy, in cases of DVT, thrombosis, or embolism and in cases of contagious disease or fever. If you have any questions about whether reflexology will be suitable for you, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

What to expect during my treatment?

The treatment begins with a consultation, where the reflexologist will ask questions about your health and lifestyle and discuss the areas of your body that are causing you discomfort. This helps the practitioner determine the best areas to focus on during the session and how best to tailor your session. The client is encouraged to relax in a comfortable chair while the reflexologist applies pressure to the specific points, using their fingers and hands. This pressure helps to stimulate the body's natural healing process, improve circulation, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. After the treatment, you may notice an overall feeling of relaxation, improved energy levels, and relief from pain or discomfort.

With regular treatments, the body can become more balanced and relaxed, leading to improved overall health and wellbeing.

During treatment please come dressed in loose trousers which can be rolled up to the knees. Also wear clothes which you dont mind getting oil/cream on.

What to do after my treatment?

After a reflexology treatment, it is important to drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins released during the treatment. It is also important to rest and relax as much as possible to allow your body to fully benefit from the treatment. Some people may feel overly tired or feel the need to release emotions, this is a perfectly normal process of the healing reaction. So take a breath, relax and allow your body to release, recharge and rebalance.

What is Marma therapy?

A marma is a vital energy point located on the surface of the body and is often used along side massages as an energy healing practice. According to Ayurveda, energy/prana can stagnate in these points, impairing health. However when these points are massaged its encourages the energy/prana to flow again freely, aiding health. Marma points have been used to re-balance the body, mind and soul.

How many sessions will I need?

Reflexology treatments and massages show better outcomes if done on a regular basis. It is a lovely gentle non invasive treatment which works on helping you to switch off from your daily busy life. Allowing you time to relax, recharge and rebalance your body, mind and soul. Initially treatments can range from monthly visits, to then every 2-3 months. It is totally dependent on your intention from the treatment and how it feels and benefits you. Consistency in making time to prioritise your health and wellbeing is the key.

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