Reflexology

Picture of feet with colours to show what the different areas are.Reflexology is pressure massage to reflex points on the feet or hands.

Reflexology is believed to date back to Ancient Egypt, India and China. In 1913 Dr William Fitzgerald introduced this therapy to the West as ‘Zone Therapy‘. He noted that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone.

In the 1930’s Eunice Ingham further developed this Zone Theory into what is now known as Reflexology. She observed that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body.

 

What are the benefits?Picture of feet

  • Helps relax body and mind
  • Stimulates the lymphatic system
  • Helps relieve tension
  • Stimulates blood circulation
  • Aids sleep
  • Improves mood
  • Improves a sense of well-being
  • Is suitable for all ages

On your first visit

When you come for your first treatment, we will go through some questions about your present and past health. We will also talk about your lifestyle. During the treatment you lie or sit on the massage bed. I will use a combination of relaxation techniques and pressure points on your feet or hands. The application and the effect of the therapy is unique to each person. Every session is tailormade to suit your needs. I might use different techniques each time you visit, so you get the most effective treatment. 

Hand Reflexology

Hand Reflexology follows exactly the same principal as foot Reflexology. The human body is completely reflected in the hands the same way as the feet. 

Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD)

RLD aims to stimulate the function of the lymphatic system and drain excess lymph from the damaged area. With RLD you focus primarily on reducing secondary lymphoedema, a swelling in the arm following treatment for breast cancer. 

RLD can also be used for any other type of oedema.

Reflexology and Pregnancy

Reflexology before, during and after the pregnancy is an excellent way for the body to relax. Both partners can have Reflexology during this exciting time. 

Adapted Reflexology techniques are used during the pregnancy. 

Reflexology for the baby is a lovely way for the parents to connect with the baby. I can show you some techniques you can use with your child, so you can continue at home as well.

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