Reflexology is an holistic healing art and a form of therapeutic foot massage. It’s based on the idea that there are zones and reflex points on the feet (hands, face, ears and head) that relate to every organ, gland and part of the body.
Applying specific pressure using thumb, finger and hand techniques to these points and reflexes, results in stress reduction causing physiological changes in the body. In turn, it balances the body by relieving tension, improving circulation and promoting the natural function of the body’s systems. It supports the self-healing ability of the body and for most people, it is a relaxing and revitalizing experience.
What are the benefits?
- Relaxation and Release of Tension
- Improved Circulation
- Helps the body to normalize naturally, without unpleasant side effects
- Promotes natural, self-healing and well-being
- Provides preventative self health care
How does it work?
When the reflex points are stimulated, the body’s natural electric energy works along the nervous system and reflexology zones to clear energy blockages. Once you begin to relax, your body automatically begins to repair and heal.
Who is it for?
Reflexology is suitable for everyone, of all ages. It is an excellent form of preventative health care and research has also shown it can also be helpful in relieving chronic pain and symptoms related to the following conditions:
- Respiratory Conditions (Asthma)
- Childbirth & Labour
- Chronic Fatigue
- Constipation (and other bowel related conditions)
- Migraines (and headaches)
- Menstrual issues
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Musculo-skeletal pain (back pain, TMJ, frozen shoulder)
Your Treatment with Caroline
Your first session will require you to complete a basic health form and we will briefly discuss any issues or concerns that you have before we begin the treatment. The first session is a little longer for this reason, to allow enough time for a full and relaxing treatment and you always have the option to begin the treatment with a relaxing footbath.
If it is difficult for you to get to the studio, for health or transport reasons, please don’t hesitate to ask me about home visits.