What is reflexology?
In reflexology, light pressure is applied through massage to the reflex points on the foot, sending a calming message from 7000 nerve endings, via the central nervous system, to these organs, glands and systems. In turn, this signals to the body to reduce tension, enhancing overall relaxation. This stimulates the body’s own healing process by bringing internal organs and their systems into a state of optimum functioning, and increasing blood supply, thus providing additional oxygen and nutrients to cells and enhancing waste removal. Reflexology positively affects the circulatory, respiratory, endocrine and immune systems in the body.
How it may help you?
Illness, stress and disease create an imbalance in the body preventing it from functioning optimally. When stressed, our body releases hormones which compromise our immune system. Reflexology creates a relaxed state in which the parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated and stress hormones are reduced, allowing the body to start to heal.
Although reflexology is not used to cure, diagnose or prescribe health disorders, millions of people worldwide use it to complement other treatments. There is much anecdotal evidence, experience and many small pilot studies which show reflexology to be beneficial for a number of conditions including:
*Asthma and hay fever
*Pregnancy conditions and natural labour
Reflexology is well recognised as being therapeutic for those in hospitals, hospices and for cancer patients and those in palliative care, because it helps aid relaxation, cope with stress and anxiety, relieves pain, lifts mood and improves well-being.
Reflexology is not a painful treatment and, if you experience any pain, however, if pressure on some areas of the foot is sensitive, your therapist may tell you that this sensitivity relates to problems in a particular part of your body. Most people report that having reflexology feels wonderfully relaxing and soothing.
Pricing: 1 session – £65.00