What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a non-intrusive holistic complementary therapy, believed to date back to ancient China, Egypt and India.
It is based on the theory that there are reflexes on the feet and hands that correspond to the organs, glands, and systems within the body and by stimulating these reflexes the reflexologist can bring about a positive change within the body. You only need to remove your shoes and socks and the reflexologist will apply gentle pressure to the reflex points on the feet or hands to bring about a state of deep relaxation which stimulates the body’s own healing processes.
Reflexology is a natural therapy which aims to promote better health, boost the immune system, change symptom pattern and help create a stronger body and mind.
Is reflexology suitable for me?
Reflexology can be received by anyone at any age, from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care, and everyone in between. However, there may occasionally be times when it is not suitable to provide a treatment. The best advice is to give Catherine a call and have a chat about how it may help you.
Will reflexology help me?
Professional reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Reflexology is a treatment which is tailored to you as an individual, taking into account both physical and non-physical factors that might be affecting your health and wellbeing. A course of treatments can bring about positive changes in the body. The best way to find out is to try it, you may be surprised how good you feel after just one treatment. Reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally and therefore heal itself.
Usually, after a treatment, any tension will be reduced and you will feel deeply relaxed. You might also notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improving. You may also find that other aspects improve too; however, this happens on an individual basis. There have been some positive research projects carried out with reflexology; however, as yet, there is not a large enough body of evidence for us to make clinical claims of effectiveness. 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.
Reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.