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Reflexology

Reflexology is an established, non-invasive complementary therapy. It is less inhibiting than some touch therapies - you only have to take off your footwear!

It is based on the principle that all organs, structures and systems of the body have a corresponding reflex point on the hands and feet. Working these reflexes properly may assist wellbeing in a safe and natural way. It may help to reduce everyday stresses and strains, aid relaxation and improve circulation, thereby revitalising energy levels.

Feet:

There are many different methods of working within reflexology. Some practitioners use gentle touch, others a firm deep pressure. I am trained in a variety of reflexology methods and techniques which allows me to provide a treatment session uniquely suited to the specific needs of each client. I have also trained in foot mobilisation reflexology which focus on flexibility and structure of the foot and looks at how important our foot health is for happy knees, hips and backs. Our feet are amazing! They support, propel and provide hundreds of postural combinations for the body above them. If they are distorted and weakened through injury, illness, poor foot wear and neglect, there can be a mechanical stress on the entire body. Natural movement and flexibility are key aspects of good foot health.

Holistic Approach:

Reflexology is an holistic therapy so aims to work on a physical, mental and emotional level, assisting the body to regain its natural balance. Treatment also involves discussion of other factors that may be affecting health and well being such as diet and lifestyle. If relevant, sessions will look at how these factors may be addressed and changes that could be made to improve health. The therapy is suitable for all ages from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care. It is an effective therapy in its own right but is also used to complement Western medicine; NHS hospitals increasingly employ reflexologists to support conventional treatment.

Stress:

With ever increasing levels of stress, it is important that people take more responsibility for their own health care needs. Reflexology can be incorporated into a preventative healthcare lifestyle as we continue to realise the damage caused to health by our environment. Stress related conditions may respond particularly well to reflexology. The deep state of relaxation patients experience during treatment may begin to relieve anxiety and stress from the very first session.

First Appointment:

The initial appointment takes up to one and a half hours and will include a full consultation, medical history and lifestyle profile, followed by a treatment. Subsequent treatments last between 45 minutes and one hour. Frequency depends upon the nature of the condition being treated and this will be discussed at the first session. Each session of reflexology is tailored to meet the needs of the individual.

After a focused course of reflexology many people find it beneficial to continue with periodic treatments in order to help maintain health and well-being. Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. The therapy should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.

RLD - Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage

RLD is an award winning reflexology technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet. The aim is to cause an effect on the lymphatic system in the body. It is a unique sequence that has been researched and developed by Sally Kay, whilst working in Cancer Care. The results appear to support the theory of reflexology. Excerpt from Sally Kay's website For further information visit https://www.reflexologylymphdrainage.co.uk

VRT - Vertical Reflex Therapy

Vertical Reflexology Techniques (VRT) are a unique method of weight-bearing reflexology which is briefly applied to the top of the feet and hands. Clients are treated in a seated, reclining or standing position.

It was discovered and developed by Lynne Booth and her accredited classes have been taught internationally. VRT has received an award from the Institute of Complementary and Natural Medicine (ICNM) for its 'Outstanding Contribution to Complementary Medicine'. For further information and self help recordings visit https://boothvrt.com

ART - Advanced Reflexology Techniques

The ART techniques are more concentrated and generally deeper than the more orthodox reflexology techniques.

They form a therapeutically effective clinical method of reflexology and can be used for a much more specific treatment.

A qualified practitioner will never go beyond the patient's discomfort tolerance. For further information visit www.artreflex.com

 
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