What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a holistic treatment based on the principle that there are areas and points on the feet, hands, and ears that map via the nervous system to corresponding parts of the body. When pressure is applied to these areas and points it stimulates the movement of energy along the nerve channels, and helps to restore homeostasis (balance) in the whole body.
Stress, injury, or illness can cause the balance to be disrupted when component parts are less effective. Problems can then be compounded by the fact that the rest of the body works harder to compensate, potentially causing problems in other components.
There are 7,000-7,200 nerve endings in the human foot, and each of these is a reflex point that corresponds to a body part. Reflexology uses special finger/thumb manipulations to stimulate reflex points, which will stimulate the flow of energy to the corresponding body part. This gradually helps to restore homeostasis and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself, physically and emotionally. As reflex points are minute, the movements are quite precise and care must be taken to cover all of them to ensure that the treatment is comprehensive and therefore a holistic treatment for the whole body. However, there is no reason why a specific reflex point (or points) can’t be worked on more if an imbalance is detected. Imbalances manifest themselves through crystals at the affected reflex point, which vary from being slightly crunchy like sugar to lumps of varying sizes. Dispersing these crystals is what unblocks energy channels.
Reflexology does not diagnose diseases or cure specific medical conditions. The therapist is assessing imbalances in the client and through the treatment is attempting to help heal the clients own healing energy to restore these imbalances.
Benefits of Reflexology:
Aids sleeping problems and disorders
Helps stress related conditions and promotes a deeply relaxing effect
Calms and relaxes both mind and body
Aids Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other digestive problems
Headaches and Migraines
A series of treatments is recommended, a minimum of four or six weekly treatments, followed by one every two weeks and continued with a once a month maintenance treatment.
Reflexology (60mins) £30
Reflexology (30mins) £20