Reflexology is a holistic therapy which is tailored to you as a whole person, taking into account both physical and non-physical factors that might be affecting your wellbeing.
The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually, after a treatment your tension will be reduced and you will feel relaxed. You may well also notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improving. You may also find that other aspects improve too, pain can be decreased and your immune system may work more effectively.
With ever increasing levels of stress in everyday life, it is important for people to take more responsibility for their own healthcare needs. Reflexology may be one of the ways to mitigate the stresses of modern life and improve our abilities to cope with the day to day stresses and strains.
Is it suitable for me?
Reflexology is a therapy which can be received by anyone at any age, from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care, and everyone in between.
What happens when I go for a treatment?
A full medical history will be taken on your first treatment, and you will be asked to sign a consent form for treatment. This will allow us to create a personally tailored treatment plan. The information will be kept confidential and held under the data protection act. Reflexology is a very easy therapy to receive, the only clothing that will have to be removed for a treatment to take place will be your socks and shoes.
The therapist will then use their hands to apply pressure to the feet, lower leg or hands. You may feel areas of transient discomfort during the treatment, but generally the experience should be relaxing, pleasant and enjoyable.
The therapist may recommend a course of treatments.
How will I feel after a reflexology treatment?
It is useful to give feedback to the reflexologist as this may show the response of your body to treatment. This in turn might help the reflexologist to tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs. After one or two treatments your body may respond in a very noticeable way. Most people note a sense of well-being and relaxation; however, sometimes people report feeling lethargic, nauseous or tearful, but this is usually transitory and reflexologists believe that it is part of the healing process.