Reflexology is the most popular treatment I offer. It is a complementary therapy that works alongside orthodox medicine, although you do not have to be unwell to benefit from this amazing treatment.
So what exactly is reflexology and how can this therapy help us in healing?
Reflexology is a healing art that uses acupressure and massage on the feet to promote relaxation, alleviate pain, and treat illness and to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. Reflexology utilises ‘reflex points’ on the feet that correspond to the structure and function of each part of the body. Applying pressure to these reflexes using gentle pressure influences the state of the body in many ways.
Modern reflexology is based upon the understanding that good health depends on the circulation of ‘vital energies’, known as Qi (Chi) or Prana. It is understood that vital energy runs throughout the body in a system of invisible, vertical channels called ‘meridians’. Achieving the proper flow of this vital energy helps promote good health. It is believed that an imbalance or the blocked flow of vital energy can be one of the main causes of disease.
Reflexology is not a cure for any health condition, although regular treatments do seem to help to alleviate the symptoms of ongoing problems such as Sciatica, menstrual problems, stress related disorders, arthritis, sports injuries – in fact the list is endless. Because it helps to restore balance back into the body, the body becomes better equipped to cope with most health conditions.
Reflexology is a very gentle treatment that is suitable for anybody from the very young to the elderly. To ensure the clients’ well-being, all treatments begin with a consultation to make sure that reflexology is the right course of treatment for that specific client. In some cases, Doctor’s permission may be required before treatments can commence, for example, for those suffering from diabetes.
The treatment usually takes about hour and a half, including the initial consultation, 60 minute massage and a little time to recover afterwards. It is important that clients take it easy for a while after the treatment and drink plenty of water.
Crystals can be incorporated into this treatment such as clear quartz or amethyst. They assist the even flow of energy around the body and complement this treatment.
Regular treatments are recommended to keep the body in balance but even a one off session is a treat.
It is my favourite treatment to give and also receive. It’s like an MOT for your body and it feels sooooo good.
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Hugs Louise X