Reflexology is a holistic treatment based on the principle that there are areas and points on the feet, hands, and ears that map via the nervous system to corresponding parts of the body.
Reflexology is a holistic treatment based on the principle that there are areas and points on the feet, hands, and ears that map via the nervous system to corresponding parts of the body. When pressure is applied to these areas and points it stimulates the movement of energy along the nerve channels, and helps to restore homeostasis (balance) in the whole body.
I may find crystals or blockages surrounding the 7000+ nerve endings of your feet, toes and lower legs throughout the session; I shall perform a variety of movements to release these congested areas and enable them to be cleansed from the body through it’s natural elimination process.
Our bodies are very complex and are capable of healing themselves, anything from a small cut or bruise to a major injury or emotional trauma. Reflexology can help facilitate this natural function within all systems of the body to bring about good health and wellbeing with an entirely holistic approach.
It can help with many problems such as:
- Poor digestion
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Arthritis relief
- Anxiety and depression
- Sleep problems
- Low immune system
- Hormonal imbalance
- Sinus congestion
- Skin disorders.
What to expect
Your initial appointment will last around 1hr 15mins as I will need to carry out a full, thorough consultation to ascertain your needs and requirements; enabling me to tailor the session specifically to you as a client. The session lasts around 50mins to 1hour where you will be made comfortable on a couch, wrapped up warm whilst I work on one foot at a time.
You may feel a little sensitivity if there is an imbalance in a certain areas, please do not hesitate to inform me if you feel uncomfortable at any time, although as a whole, the treatment is a very relaxing process.
You may experience ‘Contra actions’ as a result of the treatment due to the balancing and detoxification process taking place throughout the systems. These can include:
- Feeling thirsty
- More frequent trips to the toilet
- Feeling very tired and lethargic
- Nose becoming blocked up or very runny
- Feeling feverish.
These symptoms are what is known as a ‘Healing Crisis’ where by the body is allowing this crisis to take place in a bid to boost the immune system and self-healing abilities to areas of the body where it is most needed.The 'Healing Crisis' can last from 24-72 hours after our appointment and clients usually see a big difference in themselves afterwards. Please call me if you have any concerns or if you are unsure about anything.
Treatment follow up
I will discuss with you at the end of your first treatment how many sessions will need to take place, usually 6-10 sessions are helpful to clients with persistent problems. I also welcome those who like to have a ‘one off’ maintenance session every so often.
You can also:
Drink plenty of water to rid your body of toxins and enable your organs to function to full capacity.
Take plenty of rest after the session and allow yourself to reap the full benefits of the reflexology process.
Carry out individualised self-treatment techniques at home twice per day (as demonstrated by Verity within your aftercare advice session ).
Carry out regular exercise to release ‘feel good endorphins’ whilst oxygenising all the body’s internal organs to enable the body to work sufficiently and achieve homeostasis.
Eat a healthy balanced diet.
Take time at least once a day to relax and unwind, allowing the mind to rest and relieve the stresses of everyday life.
Try to reduce the intake of caffeine and replace with ‘decaff’ substitutes or herbal/fruit teas.
This is a unique and essential combination of reflexology and mindfulness techniques that can be used to great effect.
Stress is part of everyone’s life but our minds often interpret stress in a way that triggers a downward negative spiral. This often leads us into poor mental and physical health. If you suffer from stress symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, fatigue and irritability then Mindful Reflexology may be able to offer you, your friends or family some relief and support whilst dealing with the demanding pressures of everyday life.
Mindful Reflexology offers you a natural, holistic and non-judgemental therapy that gives your mind and body a chance to reduce your anxiety levels, unwind and release tension. Mindfulness is a concept based on Buddhist meditation that deals with the way we think and feel about stressful experiences. The primary focus is about relaxing and allowing our thoughts to move on so we can enjoy life without being overwhelmed by negativity.
A Mindful Reflexology treatment includes standard Reflexology practice but includes specific techniques to optimise, enhance and support your coping strategies.