What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a holistic therapy, which follows the principle that the body is mapped on the ears, hands and feet. During the treatment I will apply pressure to the feet using fingers and thumbs, activating nerve endings that lie on specific reflex points. This pressure sends neurological messages to the brain, which then relays that message to the area of the body that is ill, stressed or disturbed. The body's own healing mechanisms are then activated in the required area, enabling healing to occur naturally.
What can I expect from a reflexology session?
Reflexology is a non-invasive therapy. In your first appointment, I will carry out a full consultation to discuss your general diet and lifestyle and medical history. This also gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. If we are working on the feet, which is the most popular method of reflexology for my clients, I will ask you to remove your socks and shoes and lie on the massage bed. Using some wax with essential oils, I will begin with some gently relaxation techniques. I will work both feet, covering all of the systems of the body, and sometimes returning to areas to help balance particular reflexes. I believe that reflexology should be a relaxing treatment, working to calm the nervous system, however you may feel some pain in certain parts of the feet depending what is going on in the body. During the treatment I will take notes so that I can tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs. This is to speed up the healing process.
After a session it is important to drink plenty of water to flush out any toxins, and I also recommend you to avoid alcohol. Allow up to 1.5 hours for your first session and consultation.