Reflexology Therapy uses the feet as a map of the Body. All of our Body System’s and Nerves are stimulated by using this relaxing pressure point treatment on the feet. Using precise hand and finger techniques and applying pressure to the feet to reduce stress on the body’s organs, glands, and other body parts and systems. You improve circulation, induce relaxation and remove blockages and toxins to enable homeostasis of the body. This encourages the person’s own natural healing to be activated to heal the body & maintain wellbeing.
Who can benefit from Reflexology Therapy?
Reflexology is suitable for all ages and can bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. It is advised to do a course of Reflexology treatments to treat a specific condition and many Clients find it beneficial to continue with regular treatments in order to maintain Health and Well-Being.
*It is suitable for all ages and provides relief from a wide range of Aliments and Conditions*
*Many people use Reflexology Therapy as a way of relaxing the mind and body and reducing stress. It is also used by many doctors, consultants and other health care professionals as Reflexology is recognized as a well established, respected and effective therapy.*
*A List of some of the Illnesses & Diseases that benefit using Reflexology*:
- Hay Fever
- Back/Neck Pain
- Aches & Pains
- Foot Pain
- Fluid Retention
- Skin Problems
- & many more…
Reflexology and What to Expect:
- A Consultation will be done with the client to find out more about them, what their specific problem may be and to learn more about what they would like to gain out of the treatment.
- Relaxing the feet in a lovely warm basin of water with coconut oil to nourish the skin.
- Relax on the bed and a foot reading will be performed on the feet so the Therapist can see and tell more about the client through their feet.
- A more detailed Reading will be performed if the client is getting “Reading of the Feet” done also.
- Bio Energy will be performed to boost the energy at and around the feet and to relax the client more.
- The Reflexology treatment will then be performed on the feet using specific pressure points using the hands.
*The treatment will last approx 1 hour and if getting a more detailed “Reading of the Feet” done it will be 1 hr 15 mins.*
Reflexology is a safe and relaxing treatment for both Mother and Baby during pregnancy, labour and post pregnancy.
Many midwives and consultants in hospitals recommend Reflexology for various symptoms during pregnancy.
*It is advised to wait until after the first trimester to have a Reflexology treatment*.
There are many benefits of Reflexology during Pregnancy.
It helps relax the mother to be and reduces any Anxiety or Stress.
It has a very relaxing and calming effect on the baby in the womb, as when the mother is relaxed so is her baby.
Relieves any symptoms the Mother may have:
- Back Pain
- Morning sickness
- Regulates Blood pressure
- Lack of Energy
- Pain and Discomfort
- Fatigue and many more..
Having regular sessions throughout pregnancy can really help alleviate any symptoms and help relax both mother and baby.
It has a balancing effect on the overall body, the hormones and also the emotions.
Inducing Labour with Pregnancy Reflexology
Pregnancy Reflexology can help Induce Labour Naturally.
Many women go for Reflexology treatments to encourage labour, especially if they are overdue.
Reflexology can help the body get ready for birth, aid relaxation, reducing stress and promoting pain relief.
Studies have found that it can even help reduce the length of labour.
History of Reflexology
Reflexology dates as far back as 2330BC in Egypt. It was also practised by American-Indians, Chinese and other Asian countries and by African tribes for hundreds of years.
Dr William Fitzgerald, an American Ear Nose and Throat surgeon developed the theory of the link between reflex zones in the feet and hands with corresponding areas and organs of the body. He introduced reflexology to the West around 1913.
Dr Fitzgerald discovered that some of his patients were producing an anesthetic-type effect on certain parts of their bodies by applying pressure to other parts of their feet. This enabled him to perform some minor surgical operations without the aid of an anesthetic. He divided the body into ten vertical zones – five on each side of the body, and found that there was an energy link between parts of the body found on the same zone.
A Physiotherapist Eunice Ingham also known as “The Mother of Reflexology” went on to refine and develop zone therapy. She found that by applying pressure to certain areas of the feet she could not only reduce pain but treat a whole range of other ailments too. Reflexology arrived in Europe in the 1960’s and in Ireland in the 1980’s.