What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is the technique of applying gentle pressure to reflex areas on the feet to bring about a state of deep relaxation and to stimulate the body’s own healing processes. It is a natural therapy that can also facilitate more vital energy, help boost the immune system and create a stronger body and calmer mind.
The theory underlying reflexology is that the organs, nerves, glands and other parts of the body are connected to reflex areas or reflex points on the feet, by using a compression technique and a form of massage with your thumbs, fingers and hands, you can create a direct response in a related body area.
Reflexology does not claim to be a ‘cure-all’ but numerous different disorders have been successfully treated by this method. These disorders include:
- Sinus Problems
- Hormonal Imbalances including PMS
- Breathing Disorders
- Digestive Problems
- Circulatory Problems
- Back Problems
- Tension & Stress Related Conditions
- Sports Injuries
What are the benefits of Reflexology?
- Encourages the body to heal any current Disorders
- Relieves the effects of Stress
- Relieves Pain
- Encourages better Circulation
- Improves Bowel Movements
- Clears the body of Toxins
- Improves Nerve Stimulation
- Promotes General Relaxation
What to expect from a Reflexology Treatment
When you first visit Eastbourne Mind and Body for a treatment, a detailed medical history will be taken. You will be asked to remove your socks and shoes and will then be seated on a treatment couch.
The therapist will initially examine your feet before commencing with the precise massage movements. This particular type of massage involved requires the application of a firm pressure using the side and end of the thumb. In some instances, the fingers may also be employed.
All areas on both feet will be massaged. Areas corresponding to parts ofthe body which are out of balanace will feel uncomfortable or tender when massaged and the degree of tenderness will indicate the degree of imbalance. The sensitivity of the feet varies from person to person and the trained therapist will understand the correct pressure to apply and how to interpret the tenderness felt. The massage should not be very uncomfortable to even the most sensitive of feet and discomfort in a specific reflex is always brief and only lasts as long as the Reflexologist is applying pressure.
At the end of the session the feet should feel warm and you should be very relaxed.
The number of treatment sessions required will vary depending on the condition being treated.
To increase the massage benefits the client should not do anything too strenuous for some hours after a treatment, however a reflexology treatment can be done twice a week. Following treatment, it is sometimes possible that the eliminating systems of the body become more active in order to rid the body of unwanted toxic matter. However these reactions should not be severe.
Reflexology is a particularly pleasant means of treatment and a means of maintaining the body in good health.
|Consultation & Treatment||45 Minutes||£26.00|