Treats all areas of the body through the feet to disperse blocked energy, ease tension and improve circulation.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is far more than just a glorious foot massage (although it is that as well). It works on the basis that all regions and parts of the body have access areas on the feet (and, to a lesser extent, on the hands). Parts of the feet that feel tender, ‘crunchy’, numb, or are otherwise less than flawless are indicative of disharmony in that part of the body. Working the reflex areas is both a diagnostic method and a treatment, and helps the body eliminate toxins, improve circulation and restore balance.
What are the benefits?
Reflexology helps a variety of problems – everything from a bad back, digestive issues and poor energy levels to low mood and tiredness. It is suitable for everyone, including babies, pregnant women, those recovering from surgery and the elderly. It is deeply relaxing, nurturing and re-energising on a physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual level.
What happens during a session?
Reflexology is practised with the client sitting comfortably in a special recliner-type chair so that her/his bare feet can be easily accessed. It is not painful (nor ticklish) and creates a feeling of peace. The therapist works firmly but gently over the soles and tops of the feet and ankles with thumb and finger pressure to find and massage areas of discomfort.
To get the full benefit from Reflexology you need to be comfortable.
Please note the following:
- Do not have a heavy meal or consume alcohol for two hours before or after a treatment
- Wear non-restrictive clothing that allows you to present bare feet easily.
How many treatments will I need?
Complementary therapy is not a ‘quick fix’ option – it is an ongoing process. However, you should be able to see significant changes in your health and well-being after about 7 sessions. This is the reasoning behind my scale of charges.
The first 7 sessions are crucial and should be taken at about weekly intervals, whenever possible. Thereafter they can stay weekly or have wider spaces between them, as appropriate. Obviously, the longer you continue treatment, the more well-established will be changes for the better and the quicker your body will respond.
What do I need to do after a session?
It is generally a good idea to avoid strenuous activity for a couple of hours after treatment and to drink a glass of water to help the body detoxify itself. After a treatment you should feel fine and relaxed, but it is possible that you may experience a temporary worsening of symptoms. This is unlikely to last more than a few hours and is caused by the body eliminating toxins.
How does it work alongside conventional medicine?
Reflexology is classed as a complementary therapy. It does not replace the care offered by your doctor, but can play a most helpful supporting role to many conventional treatments.
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Where can I have a Reflexology session?
Reflexology sessions are available at our Coach House therapy room adjacent to Berry’s Farm Shop & Cafe, Swinithwaite, Wensleydale. DL8 4UH Click HERE for a Map
Reflexology helps a variety of problems of body, mind and spirit – everything from a bad back, digestive problems or poor energy levels to low mood, tiredness or spiritual discontent.
However, you do not have to be ill to benefit. Many people come for a Reflexology treatment on an ongoing basis to help them relax and de-stress.
To enquire about a Reflexology session
t: 0845 474 2383 or e: email@example.com