Clinical reflexology is believed to reduce stress and tension, improve circulation of blood and lymph, and to bring balance to the body and mind. Reflexology stimulates the nervous system, which connects to every part of our body. It is also believed that reflexology can help stabilise hormones. Stress causes hormone imbalance – imbalance in hormones can affect fertility, sleep, skin, memory, digestive problems, fatigue, mood swings, depression and even appetite.
The World Health Organization have stated that stress is the epidemic of the 21st century. With stress linked to so many health conditions, and reflexology being so deeply relaxing, it is very easy to see why reflexology may be so effective.
Reflexology is non-intrusive and can be given to anyone, from birth to those receiving end of life care - it can even be enjoyed by those with stable pregnancies. There may, however, be times when a treatment would not be suitable, this can be discussed confidentially and without charge.
Before any reflexology treatment I will make sure that we are both clear on your specific aims and will cater your treatment towards that purpose. During the Clinical Reflexology treatment, I work on areas, known as reflexes, on the feet, which are believed to relate to body systems, organs and structures elsewhere in the body.
Whilst reflexologists should not claim to treat specific conditions, by working these reflexes with specific techniques, imbalances in the body may be detected and homeostasis (balance) and a sense of wellbeing and general good health may be restored, naturally.
Afterwards, I will offer aftercare advice and any information I feel beneficial for your consideration. I will not diagnose.
Please note, any information or reflexology treatment given is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Always speak to your medical practitioner first - do not delay in favour of complementary treatment. Complementary therapy will always be there – it’s been handed down for thousands of years!