I discovered Reflexology when I was very stressed and suffering IBS type symptoms in my old job in London. Luckily the company I worked for had a reflexologist on site. I found out how quickly reflexology made me feel very relaxed and able to handle the stress of my job. Reflexology also helped my stomach problems which I realised were exacerbated by stress. I believe that 'stress' is the root cause of many symptoms such as skin, sleeping, and digestive issues. Alleviate that stress and often your symptoms go away.
This lovely article from Mindbodygreen explains Why everyone should try reflexology by looking at how stress can affect the body, how reflexology can help and a mini stress relieving technique you can do on yourself. (Before booking to see a reflexologist obviously!).
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a complementary therapy and much more than a foot massage! Reflexologists believe that particular areas of the feet are related to certain organs in the body and working on these specific areas may bring the body balance.
What you can expect in a reflexology session
On your first appointment, a full medical history will be taken to establish exactly what reflex points need special work. I will then wash and relax your feet with hot towels. I am Aromareflex trained so tailor a blend of essential oils into the cream I use. Reflexology is pressure point massage on specific areas all over the feet. Most people find reflexology incredibly relaxing and not all all tickly. Every reflexology treatment on your feet lasts 1 hour so please allow 11/2 hrs for your first appointment and 11/4hrs for follow ups. I never want you to leave feeling rushed and unheard.
The reasons why you have come for reflexology will determine how often a session is required. Some people come weekly for 4 or 5 sessions before coming monthly as stress maintenance. Others come monthly as a relaxing treat. We will discuss what works best for you at your first appointment.
Home visits (at an additional charge) and Gift vouchers are available.
Parents with Children
Feel free to bring your child(ren) with you if you need to. I will provide toys and books to keep them occupied. I can also reduce the treatment time so you get the benefit of some reflexology even with no childcare options!
Disclaimer: Complementary therapies should not be used instead of medical advice. If you have concerning symptoms these should be discussed with your health care provider in the first instance.