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REFLEXOLOGY COULD BE THE ANSWER...
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What is Reflexology?Reflexology can be many things to many people. But it is not a foot massage. Reflexology is a precise complementary therapy, not to be confused with beauty treatment. Nor thought of as an alternative to conventional medicine, but as a support to any medical treatment being received.
Reflexologists believe that the feet reflect the body and that all the organs and glands are represented somewhere on the feet, take a look at the Association of Reflexologists interactive footchart . By applying gentle pressure to the feet in an accurate and well formulated manner we believe that we are working indirectly with each and every area of the body. By doing so our aim is to help create the conditions in which our clients own powerful healing system can work to the best of its ability.
With Reflexology all aspects of the client are taken into account to help with overall well-being. Put simply holistic means 'whole'. You have probably heard the expression 'Mind, Body and Spirit', and it easily follows that if the physical body is unwell or in pain, for example if you were suffering from headaches, then the mind will not be as sharp as you might wish and your spirits will be low as a result.
Reflexologists therefore believe that your treatment should always be holistic in order to maintain a balance in these interlinked areas. To a reflexologist each and every area, organ and gland of the body is reflected somewhere in the feet. By applying gentle finger and thumb pressure to work with these reflexes, any imbalances will be felt by the skilled practitioner and in this way they are able to discover which are in need of particular attention. By using these special skills the reflexologist helps to return the body's systems to a natural state of balance, working together at their best, and encouraging the recipients own natural healing capabilities. At the end of your treatment your reflexologist will be able to advise you as to a suitable course of treatment.
However, please do not expect a reflexologist to diagnose. It is strictly against our code of ethics to do so. A well trained reflexologist will tailor a very individual treatment to suit you as a whole person, taking into account both physical and non-physical factors that might be affecting your wellbeing. Some people find that it works for them, some don't - the best way to find out it to try!
NHS EVIDENCE - a great website that is filled with 'free' Clinical & Non-Clinical information, over 1'000 results for Reflexology Click Here to view
STUDY (April 2013) In a recent research study at University of Portsmouth, shows that Reflexology could be as effective as painkillers,to read more please Click Here!
Please look on the 'frequently asked questions' page where I have listed several other research studies into the effectiveness of Reflexology in treating lots of different health concerns.
'I leave each session feeling happier, healthier and more relaxed' J.B. Stafford
'Reflexology is now a way of life for me. It's like chocolate - I can't live without it! Not only has it helped me become pregnant, but it has made me more aware of my own wellbeing'. C B - Stone
I would highly recommend reflexology as a treatment and Caroline as a practitioner, if you are struggling to conceive or simply to improve your health during pregnancy. I still visit Caroline every 6 weeks even now, (Louis born 2011) because the treatment is so relaxing and leaves me with an enormous sense of well being! K.H. Stafford -
Reflexology as a complementary therapy may help in the following ways :
- Increased Relaxation
- Release of Tension
- Improved Sleep
- Improved Mood
- Increased Wellbeing
complementary therapy can help to prevent it escalating into potentially serious health problems, such as high blood pressure, anxiety and depression.
Very positive outcome from yesterday - already! Eyes feel brighter, hip not hurting as much when I get onto my bike, great nights sleep last night and actually feeling a bit more energised and focussed. I also couldn't stop giggling yesterday when I got home - just felt all round much happier. Very weird, but very welcome. J H - Staffs
The first appointmentA full medical history will be requested on your first treatment, and you will be asked to sign a consent form for treatment. This information will be kept confidential. Reflexology is a very easy therapy to receive; the most clothing that will have to be removed for a treatment to take place will be your socks and shoes
The therapist will then use their hands to apply pressure to the feet, lower leg, you may feel areas of transient discomfort during the treatment, but generally the experience should be relaxing.
Please allow 1 hour and a quarter for this first treatment.
Subsequent treatments normally take one hour.
Number of treatments?The number of treatments needed usually depends on how long your body has been out of balance, however, some people simply require a periodic treatment.
How will I feel after a treatment?It is useful to give feedback to the reflexologist as this may show the response of your body to treatment. This in turn will help the reflexologist to tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs. After one or two treatments your body may respond in a very noticeable 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 infomation to feed back to the practitioner as it shows how your body is responding to treatment. This will help Caroline to tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs.
A small charge is made for home visits
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