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Reflexology explained


Reflexology - What to expect

Benefits of Reflexology




 

 




Reflexology explained

Reflexology is a well-established, effective therapeutic treatment that aims to rebalance the body through the stimulation of specific points/reflexes on the feet and hands. Reflexologists believe the feet and hands act as a miniature map of the body and when these reflexes are stimulated, a response can take place in the corresponding body parts. This can then trigger the body’s own healing mechanisms.
Our feet work hard for us carrying the entire weight of our bodies. With approximately 7000 nerve endings in our feet, by providing a reflexology treatment it can energise the entire body, relax us and make our feet feel brand new. (Reflexology is generally considered safe to be used in conjunction with other conventional medicines and is suitable for all age groups.)

Reflexology - What to expect

On the first visit a case history will be taken. Questions regarding medical background, current health and lifestyle will be asked. If appropriate, treatment will then be conducted.

The treatment itself is usually relaxing and consists of a variety of techniques applied by the practitioner’s thumbs and fingertips to the reflex points over the patients feet/ankles or hands. This is performed with the application of talcum powder, cream or oil.

Occasionally patients report some tender points however, nothing should be painful. Individual reactions to reflexology vary greatly, to gain the most from your treatment it is advisable to relax after the treatment and drink plenty of water.


Benefits of Reflexology
• Reducing stress and anxiety
• Promoting relaxation
• Improving breathing disorders
• Promoting restful sleep
• Improving skin, ear and digestive conditions
• Strengthening the immune system

 

 

 

 

 

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