What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a Complementary Therapy that works on the feet or hands enabling the body to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury or disease, the body is left in a state of 'imbalance', and vital energy pathways are blocked preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology may be used to restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium and encourage healing.
A Reflexologist uses hands only to apply pressure to the feet. For each person the application and the effect of the therapy is unique. Sensitive, trained hands may detect tiny deposits and imbalances in the feet, and by working on these points the Reflexologist can release blockages and restore free flow of energy to the whole body. Tensions are eased and circulation and elimination is improved. This gentle therapy encourages the body to heal itself.
Who can benefit from Reflexology?
Since reflexology treats the whole person, not just symptoms of an illness, most people benefit from treatment. Many people use Reflexology to alleviate stress and its related conditions. It is powerful, relaxing, rejuvenating and energising. It may ease feelings of tensions and stress that may have an adverse effect on the immune system which leads to stress-related conditions on the body. It is also time out from a busy and sometimes hectic life, hence the name of my business 'Me-Time'!
Reflexology may also help:
Indeed Reflexology may benefit almost everyone. An increasing number of people are using this safe, natural therapy as a way of relaxing, balancing and harmonising the body. Read my client testimonials.
What Reflexology is not
Reflexology is not a foot massage, although massage techniques are used throughout the treatment. It is not used to diagnose or cure an illness. In addition, a reflexologist does not prescribe or treat for specific conditions in isolation.
What happens when you go for a treatment?
On your first visit there is a preliminary talk with the practitioner. The Reflexologist then begins to work on your feet noting problem areas. There may be discomfort in some places, but it is fleeting, and is an indication of congestion or imbalance in a corresponding part of the body. For the most part, the sensation is pleasant and soothing.
The initial session will take approximately 75 minutes but any further sessions will take one hour. A course of treatment varies in length depending on your body's needs. Your Reflexologist will discuss this with you at the first session. After the first treatment or two your body may respond in a very definite way; you may have a feeling of well-being and relaxation; or you may feel lethargic, nauseous or tearful, but this is transitory. It is, however, vital information for Reflexologists, as it shows that your body is responding to treatment.