The World Health Organisation defines health as ‘physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity'. As individuals we should have high levels of well-being, we should feel relaxed, full of energy, vibrant and happy yet so often we do not. Feeling good about yourself is wrapped up in so many aspects of our lives and when we do not feel good our lives are harder and more unhappy.
Reflexology can help with your well being, it can help you relax and sleep better which will in turn make you feel better.
Improved well-being is what we all want and reflexology might just help!
The theory of Reflexology is that it is a non-invasive method of stimulating reflexology points in the feet (also hands, face and ears) through the medium of touch. A a reflexologist I will treat the feet in a specific pattern that theoretically reflects the positions of the organs in the body. Sensitivities in the feet will lead me to reflexology imbalances which can then be released.
For an interactive view of how reflexology points reflect the body click on the icon below for the Association of Reflexologist's interactive foot map.
All areas of the feet are included so the experience is holistic – through the feet the body is treated as a whole not as a selection of symptoms.
What does a treatment entail?
On your first treatment I will ask you a few questions about your medical history, about your present and past health and your lifestyle. This will cover aspects of physical, mental and emotional health and will take approximately 10 minutes.
I will wipe your feet with a moist wipe and then apply some lotion to aid the movement of my hands over your feet. This is then followed by approximately a fifty minute treatment.
It should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. However a fleeting feeling of tenderness may be felt which will indicate to reflexology imbalances the release of these imbalances loosens tensions and may aid the free flow of energy in the body restoring its natural balance.
Any subsequent treatments will have a shorter questionnaire just to see how you have been since the last treatment.
Reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeing your Doctor or taking medical advice. It is a complementary therapy and can be used alongside other medical treatments.