This is a natural, holistic therapy that helps to bring the body back into balance and promote healing. By unblocking any congestion in the natural energy flows throughout our bodies, reflexology aims to restore the functional and emotional status-quo.
Just as with massage, this type of treatment stimulates the circulation system as well as nerve endings. This encourages a state of relaxation, reducing stress and promoting well being.
It involves a stimulating pressure being applied to reflex points on the feet (or hands), which correspond to each organ, gland or part of the whole body. The purpose of treating holistically is so that the cause of the problem can be given focus and not just the symptoms. Additional techniques may be used during Maternity & Fertility Reflexology treatments.
Most people find the session extremely relaxing and many fall asleep during the treatment. Tenderness may be experienced on reflex points where energies are blocked, but this is quite normal. For some people minor reactions to treatment may occur, but they will usually pass within 48 hours. Many who try it do find that Reflexology is beneficial to some level whether it helps to completely clear the problem, relieve the symptoms or pain, or just help them feel better.
Although a single session can be deeply relaxing, it is advisable to bear in mind that a course of treatment will be most likely required to assist with many conditions, particularly if they have been experienced for a long time. This said, you should start to see some benefits from treatment quite early on.
Reflexology can be helpful in easing symptoms related to a range of conditions including:
- Back Ache
- Pre-Menstrual tension
- Pre Conception