Reflexology is a holistic science which deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet, hands and face which correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. Stimulating these reflexes properly can help many health problems in a natural way. It can be used as a type of preventative maintenance as well as reacting to any new problems found at the time of the treatment. Each client is treated as an individual where their symptoms as well as the causes of their complaint can be worked through.
Treatments begin with a consultation, discussing the individual’s medical history as well as their needs and expectations. On the first treatment clients are asked to give their written consent for the treatment and minors need to have consent from a legal guardian.
All clients are asked to remove their shoes and socks for the treatment, but otherwise remain fully clothed, and corn starch is applied to the feet as a medium before the treatment begins. Clients are asked to lie down on a lafuma reclining chair and completely relax in order to gain full benefit. Treatments typically end with some deep breathing, guided by the practitioner.
Reflexology can often bring about emotional release and individuals are fully encouraged to embrace any feelings that come up. Clients who additionally receive Reiki as part of the treatment commonly experience tingling or heat flowing through the feet and the energy body, and may even see beautiful colours or hear music; there may be a need to laugh or cry as the emotional body releases further stored patterns.
On the whole clients find a reflexology treatment stimulates deep relaxation and a sense of feeling reconnected with oneself and the world again. Individuals can feel either rejuvenated or very relaxed at the end of a session, depending on what the body needs. If the client feels tired, they will usually feel more energetic once they have rested enough
What Conditions Can it Help?
Reflexology is primarily used as a holistic therapy addressing a wide range of health concerns such as stress, anxiety, illness, pre-menstrual symptoms, back pain, indigestion, fatigue, IBS, and depression.
What Benefits can be Expected?
Clients who benefit from reflexology report feelings of deep relaxation and reduction or elimination of pain. Circulation is improved, resulting in increased oxygen and nutrient supplies to the brain and body. Detoxification is promoted, as well as a normalisation of the functions of the organs, glands, and structures of the body.
Reflexology for Fertility
Reflexology has been used for centuries to benefit health and wellbeing and to aid fertility and conception. 1 in 6 couples have trouble conceiving; miscarriages are increasingly common, sperm rates are falling and hormonal disorders are on the increase. The anxiety, worry and stress of an unmet desire can put strain on relationships and instigate isolation from friends and family while the process of getting pregnant takes centre stage. An increasing number of women believe that reflexology has helped them conceive. Some Gynaecologists are now suggesting it before fertility drugs or in conjunction with fertility treatment.
One major benefit of reflexology is the balancing of the endocrine system, the set of glands that produce the body’s hormones. Hormones play a key role in fertility and pregnancy and can be affected by stress. Aside from releasing Oxytocin and the Endorphins responsible for intense relaxation, reflexology provides a space away from the speed of modern day life and a chance to offload emotionally, physically and mentally.
Ideally both the male & female partners have treatment, particularly in the cases of unexplained infertility or for couples who have chosen IVF.
Reflexology works best when the client also follows a healthy lifestyle including a balanced diet, exercise, relaxation and good work/life balance. No two reflexology treatments are the same for each session because the chosen points address the needs of the client on that particular day.
Based on feedback from Reflexologists, the Association of Reflexologists believe that reflexology may be of great benefit to clients suffering with fertility issues. On average about 50% of clients seeking help through Reflexology for fertility issues, find themselves pregnant within 6 months of commencing treatment. However, it is vital to remember that each client is an individual and what might work for one person may not necessary work for another.
When a pregnancy delivery is overdue and induction is imminent, a reflexology treatment may relax and reduce stress and anxiety of the mother thereby, possibly speeding up the arrival of a natural delivery.
Classic Reflexology Fees
60 mins treatment £40.00
Book a course of 6 treatments and receive the 6th treatment for free at £200
Pre-conception, Fertility & Maternity Reflexology
First appointment – 90 mins £50.00
Follow up appointment – 60 mins £40.00
Book a course of 6 treatments and receive the 6th treatment for free at £200 (Block booking must be paid in advance)
Facial and Foot Reflexology Treatment Packages
Indulge in the benefits of Facial or Foot Reflexology choosing from a 60 minute or 90 minute treatment experience.
£50.00 per 75 minute treatment combination of your choice, for example 30 minutes facial reflexology and 45 minutes foot reflexology.
£60.00 per 90 minute treatment combination of your choice, for example 60 minute foot reflexology and 30 minutes facial reflexology.
Prices vary dependant on choice of therapy.
Due to the current laws I will have to ask you to sign a GDPR and client information form before I start the treatment.
GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
This policy enables me to better serve the needs of all my clients.
Sometimes it is necessary to reschedule an appointment and I understand that unplanned situations can arise. Please kindly give me as much notice as possible so that your appointment can be offered to someone else.
If you miss your appointment or have to cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice, the full treatment fee will be payable.
This policy also applies to gift voucher bookings.
Pregnancy clients: There is no cancellation fee for onset of labour, but please ask someone to let me know as soon as possible that you are unable to attend your appointment.
I want to be available for your needs and the needs of all my clients, when a client doesn't attend for a scheduled appointment, another client loses the opportunity to be seen.
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