What is reflexology?
Whilst the art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, it wasn’t until 1913 that Dr.William Fitgerald introduced this therapy to the West as ‘zone therapy’. He noted that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the zone.
In the 1930’s Eunice Ingham further developed this zone theory into what is now known as reflexology. She observed that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy, which works on the feet to aid healing to the whole person not just the prevailing symptoms.
How may reflexology help me?
Reflexology may be used to help restore and maintain the body’s equilibrium. This gentle therapy encourages the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance.
Here are some conditions that reflexology may aid
Reflexologist do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Each session of reflexology works on an individual basis.
Many people use reflexology as a way of relaxing the mind and body and counteracting stress. Some doctors, consultants and other health care professionals recognise reflexology as a well established, respected and effective therapy.
With ever increasing levels of stress, it is important people take more responsibility for their own health care needs.
Reflexology may help with coping on a physical, mental and emotional level thereby encouraging healing and maintenance of health in all areas of life.
Reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.
Who can benefit from Reflexology?
Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions.
After having completed a course of reflexology treatment for a specific condition, many people find it beneficial to continue with regular treatments in order to maintain health and well-being.
What happens when I go for treatment?
On the first visit, Helen has a preliminary talk with you to determine your present and past health and lifestyle.
Helen will then use her hands to apply pressure to the feet; the application and the effect of the treatment are unique to each person.
Helen will be able to detect subtle changes in specific points on the feet, and by working on these points may affect the corresponding organ or system of the body.
A treatment session usually lasts for about one hour and a course of treatment may be recommended depending on your body’s needs.
How will I feel after the treatment?
After one or two treatments your body may respond in a very definite way. Most people note a sense of well-being and relaxation; sometimes people report feeling lethargic, nauseous or even tearful, but this is transitory and is part of the healing process.
This is vital information to feed back to Helen as it shows how your body is responding to treatment. This will help Helen to tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs.
How Much Does It Cost?
A session costs £35 & lasts 45 minutes to an hour