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 Reflexology

Reflexology is a technique that applies gentle pressure to your feet or hands to bring about a state of relaxation and help the body's own healing process. 

Reflexology works in a similar way to acupressure and acupuncture. Certain points on the feet and hands that correspond to the organs and glands in the body. So by pressing and massaging these points it can stimulate energy pathways in the body. If any energy pathways are blocked reflexology aims to unblock them, allowing the energy to flow freely again which aims to restore balance to the body. 

If your reflexologist feels tender, sensitive or crunchy sensations on the feet they say it can indicate that an area of your body is out of balance. By pressing the points and working them gently, reflexologists can help kickstart your body's natural healing powers.

Reflecology can help you:

  • relax and cope with stress and anxiety

  • relieve pain

  • lift your mood and give a feeling of well being

Reflexology can help;

  • boost the immune system

  • fight off colds and bacterial infections

  • reduce sinus problems

  • reduce back problems

  • change hormonal imbalances

  • overcome infertility

  • reduce digestion problems

  • reduce arthritic pain

I will begin by gently smoothing oil or cream on your feet. Next, I will put mild to moderate pressure on one foot at a time using different techniques. I may might return to certain pressure points a second time, but I will cover the entire area during the session, not just the points connected to any trouble spots you might have.

Sessions are usually 30 or 60 minutes long. At some point, you might feel so relaxed that you fall asleep, or you could feel a rush of emotions as energy moves through your body. Afterward, you could feel energized or have a sense of calm.

If you suffer from certain conditions, I may ask you to check with your doctor first.