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Clinical Reflexology

 

What is reflexology?

 

Reflexology is a scientific technique of applying pressure to reflexes on the hands or feet. It is believed to have the effect of enhancing the normal functioning of all parts of the body. It was originally thought to have developed in Egypt before making its way over to the Far East. In the West it became the subject of study for a number of doctors in America who used some of the principles behind it in alleviating pain and supporting healing for their patients. From there it made its way to England in the sixties and has since gone from strength to strength – now the third most popular therapy in England.

 

What is a reflex?

 

A reflex is an area on the foot or hand which corresponds to various parts of the body. It is thought that this is enabled by the nervous system and/or energy lines. What are the benefits of reflexology? There are a number of benefits which are believed to be brought about by reflexology and include:

 

  • Relaxation
  • Enhanced healing
  • Better sleep
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved circulation
  • Better lymphatic drainage
  • Promotes healthy mind
  • Promotes calmness
  • Promotes digestion

And many more..

A Typical Session

At your first session the therapist will ask a number of questions about your general health and wellbeing. This is totally confidential and it helps the therapist identify the best treatment plan for you. After completing this form you will be asked to remove your shoes and socks so please wear appropriate clothing. As you are relaxing on the couch your therapist will begin the treatment by refreshing your feet with cleansing wipes. Once this is done the therapist will then begin the relaxation techniques which are designed to loosen the feet and prepare them for the reflexology. The reflexology you will receive from the therapist will be a personalised plan designed just for you based on the information given at the consultation. Once this section is complete the therapist will finish off with more relaxation techniques and at the end of the session you will be offered some aftercare advice.