Reflexology is an ancient therapy practised for over 5000 years. It was introduced to the Western world more than 100 years ago. It is a non-intrusive therapy based on the theory that there are points on the feet and lower legs, hands and lower arms, or ears and face that correspond with different areas of the body.
Reflexologists believe that working on these points with thumb, fingers or knuckles to apply pressure, aids relaxation and helps to improve an overall sense of well-being. Improved well-being is more than absence of illness, it includes an improved frame of mind and better interactions with those around you, and increased enjoyment of life.
Many of us experience increased levels of stress in our modern world and by recognising that this can have a detrimental effect we can seek ways to take action to address our own healthcare needs. Reflexology is one way of helping us manage the stress of modern life.
How will I benefit from Reflexology?
As a holistic therapist I am here to support you as a whole person and to promote your well-being. As a Reflexologist I do not diagnose, prescribe or cure.
It is not possible to know in advance how you will react to a treatment. Many people do feel relaxed and may sleep better and may notice they feel happier and that their general well-being has improved. Sometimes there are other improvements but this depends on the individual. Most clients will have a number of treatments and perhaps choose regular maintenance after that at monthly intervals.
There are now some positive research projects on reflexology but the body of evidence is not large enough for Reflexologists to make clinical claims of effectiveness.
Click on the link below to a video produced by the Association of Reflexologists in 2014 to find out how others receiving Reflexology have responded to treatment
Hand Reflexology Videos
Self help in a time of change.
The two videos you will see below provides relaxation techniques you can use for general well-being and for issues with difficulty in sleeping. Please note the government self isolation and social distancing advice before using the video. However, the main reason I have placed it here is because you can use the techniques on yourself. Simply find a comfortable place to sit, place a cushion on your lap and use left hand to support and carry out the techniques on your right hand, and then swop over to use the right hand to support and carry out the movements on your left hand. If you get confused you can call me or email for further advice.
As the video emphasises: Reflexology is not a substitute for medical advice and I would strongly advice against using these techniques if you have symptoms of the Covid-19 virus. Please then refer to government guidelines. The downloadable information sheets on my client download page may also be of help. Stay safe and I hope you find the videos useful. Do let me know how you get on via my Contact me page.
Hand Reflexology for Stress and Tension
Hand Reflexology for Sleep
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1 hour £38
First treatment will last 1 hour and 15 minutes at no extra charge for taking of case history information.
Treatments are carried out in my treatment room. I do not usually offer home visits unless a client is unable to travel to me for health reasons.