What is Reflexology?
A Reflexology treatments is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexologists work holistically with their clients and aim to work alongside medical healthcare to promote better health for their clients.
Below is a video showing what Reflexology is all about and below ( at the bottom of this page) are two interactive maps that detail reflexes and the areas of the body that they correspond to. Simply click on the video or on one of the maps for more information.
Will Reflexology help me?
Well trained reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Reflexology is a very individual treatment which is tailored to you as a whole person, taking into account both physical and non-physical factors that might be affecting your wellbeing.
The treatment is extremely relaxing and has been known to offer relief for various ailments and complaints. Conditions which benefit from Reflexology include:
- Hormone imbalances/PMT/Infertility
- Menopausal symptoms
- Headaches and migraine
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Pain management
Reflexology is a therapy which 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 we can give you is to give your local reflexologist a ring and ask!
What happens when I go for a treatment?
A full medical history will be requested at your first visit, you will also be asked to sign a consent form before treatment begins. This information will be kept confidential.
Reflexology is a very easy therapy to receive; depending on the type of reflexology, the most clothing that will have to be removed for a treatment to take place will be your socks and shoes.
The Reflexologist uses a blissful combination of massage and pressure on the feet to disperse any blockages, tension and grainy, crystal like deposits. These deposits occur when the body is out of balance.
How will I feel after a reflexology treatment?
Reflexology helps the body to restore balance naturally. After a treatment your tension will be reduced and you will feel relaxed and calm. You will also notice yourself sleeping better and your mood and sense of wellbeing improving. You may also find that other aspects of your life improve too.
It is useful to give feedback to the reflexologist as this will show the response of your body to treatment. This in turn will help the reflexologist to tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs. After one or two treatments your body can respond in a very noticeable way. Most people note a sense of well-being and relaxation.
- No advice given, or posts made should replace seeking advice from qualified professionals such as doctors, lawyers and counsellors.
- Reiki or Reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.
- The success of a treatment or healing is dependent on self healing which I aim to facilitate. As such I cannot guarantee whether or not it will be successful.
- All information given during readings is for entertainment purposes only.
© 2015 by Donna Anstead. Rain Dove