What is Reflexology?
Reflexology has been practised for thousands of years in China and Egypt.
In reflexology, there are zones and reflex areas on the feet and hands that correspond to all glands, organs and systems of the body. Applied pressure by the thumb, fingers and hands on these areas of both feet induce the body to heal and balance itself. Reflexology is gaining more popularity with people who report feeling less pain and more general wellbeing from treatments.
What can Reflexology help with?
Reflexology is beneficial for those who are experiencing:
How long does a treatment last?
Treatment lasts an hour and 15 minutes including consultation. The consultation includes your health concerns, diet and lifestyle. I discuss the treatment with you and talk about a treatment plan to suit you.
If you have a specific illness or condition you may need a number of sessions. You may benefit by having a session every week for 3/6 weeks or you might need less. Then when your pain is managed or healed, you might decide to have a top up treatment every 8 weeks or more. Sometimes one to two treatments is enough where a person feels they have had huge benefits and less pain or they sleep better.
If you have stress in your life or have a digestive issue, I sometimes suggest in the first reflexology session to combine it with a food sensitivity test, it takes 30 minutes to see if there is a food causing you some health concern. If its stress or anything that’s worrying you I suggest emotional stress release or past trauma recall as part of the treatment usually 30 minutes in length. You can ask about this when you call me to make a booking.
What happens during a treatment?
After the consultation, you lie on the plinth with your shoes off. I work on your feet outlining where I find congestion and where that relates to in your body. You will feel relaxed and as I work on specific reflexes on your feet, you might feel a certain sensation or energy movement in an area of your body, but not in a painful way. During the treatment you can ask questions or just totally relax. The treatment is about you. My aim is to find the right pressure as I work on your feet and loosen up and get rid of specific congested areas.
The second and follow on treatments is a further discussion on how you have progressed and how you are feeling since the last treatment. I continue to work on the zones of your feet to enhance further improvements of congested areas, that might still be causing an issue for you or a lingering pain that has not fully gone completely.
Extra time is given to congested areas. By the end of the treatment you should feel very relaxed and note improvements in yourself in the days that follow. Follow up advice is given to you at the end of the treatment and what areas might need to be worked on more, or a plan put in place for you. It is totally up to you on what you feel you need.
Reflexology treatment and fertility issues
There are many factors that can affect fertility and conception. Stress is often a big factor and diet another. Sometimes it can be a toxin that needs to be chelated from the body. A sensitivity to a particular food can cause digestive issues and causes further problems in other parts of the body. I look at the person’s overall diet, lifestyle, medication and stress. Everyone is different and there might be hormonal imbalances in the body or medical diagnosis from your consultant and we will discuss these during the free telephone consultation or as part of the treatment. This is where Bio-Kinesiology comes in.
I outline the treatment plan that would help you to enhance your fertility or if you are having other medical treatments we can have a chat as to how to go about the reflexology treatments and when.
You don’t need to have a fertility issue but you might like to have a treatment to get your body ready for pregnancy.
However as a Bio-Kinesiologist , I would investigate and test for any hormone imbalance, toxins, stress and food sensitivities that could be blocking the path to you becoming pregnant. In this treatment, I advise as to what food sensitivities are relevant, anything you might need to detox if relevant and nutrient deficiencies you are low in to help your body back into balance. Just as important this treatment is also available to your partner who might need to look into this form of treatment as a way in helping both of you.
If you prefer to have reflexology on its own then we can outline a treatment or a plan for you. Here you have options to consider and what is best for you. Contact me for a consultation and discuss the treatment that could be beneficial for you.
Special Needs Children / Down Syndrome / Autistic / ADHD & Reflexology Treatments
I have attended specific workshops to further enhance my experience in this area.
Many special needs children feel very relaxed during a treatment. I have noted the following feedback from parents, more sociable with their family, sleep better, more calm, more focus, improved digestion and more at ease in their school and learning environment.
A series of sessions is advised although after one session parents can usually see the benefits. Sometimes special needs children have digestive problems that they cannot communicate to you and this can reflect in their behaviour in some ways. I sometimes bring bio kinesiology into this treatment and test for food sensitivities, nutrient deficiency and do a treatment plan that will help your child combined with reflexology treatments.