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Holistic Foot Reflexology
Foot reflexology is a healing technique based on the principle of free and uninterrupted energy flow and helps activate the natural healing processes in each patient's body as well as to restore their physical and emotional wellbeing. As a certified reflexologist, I help patients reduce their stress and anxiety, among other ailments.
Holistic reflexology treatments are beneficial for relaxation, health and wellbeing, helping to reduce stress, tension and anxiety.
The main focus surrounding these benefits is a reduction in stress levels.
Stress causes a hormone response in the body known as fight or flight, releasing adrenaline and cortisone. Both these hormones, if over produced, can cause inflammation in the body leading to many health problems and can cause or agitate conditions such as headaches, migraines, muscle tension, digestive disorders, IBS, mental health conditions, anxiety and depression.
They can cause an increase in blood glucose levels to meet metabolic demand, they can also curb functions deemed non essential therefore altering immune system response, the function of the digestive system, the reproductive system and growth processes.
People are juggling so many responsibilities, work, family, finances and it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind and forget to take time out for yourself. Everyone needs to rest and have some relaxation to feel refreshed and improve wellbeing.
Because reflexology is such a relaxing treatment, it allows your body to rebalance and helps it return to a state of harmony.
Balance Your Chi
Hand reflexology is a massage technique that puts pressure on various reflex points around your hands. As in foot reflexology, the belief is that these reflex points on the hands correlate to different body parts and that massaging the points can help to relieve symptoms in other areas of the body.
There are many occasions where the application of hand reflexology will suit the needs of the client more than foot reflexology.
Many clients find this a valuable and healing treatment especially those with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, insomnia, frozen shoulder, stress and anxiety related disorders, repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome and especially children, the elderly, or those within corporate office environments, care homes and hospices.
Some benefits of hand reflexology:
Provide relief from hand & wrist pain, especially for those who spend a lot of time at a computer.
Improved circulation and detoxification.
Alleviate aches and pains, especially pain radiating to shoulders, knees, and lower back.
Allergy relief. Hand reflexology has been shown to help persons suffering from allergies. Certain nerves in the hands are thought to be connected to the head, face, and sinuses - all areas affected by allergies.
Fertility/IVF Support Reflexology
Relax and Unwind
Fertility/IVF support reflexology offers a specific treatment plan for you and your partner if you are thinking about starting a family or are having difficulties trying to conceive. This treatment aims to help people struggling with fertility problems, whether health related or unexplained.
Each treatment will be designed individually for you to support you through your journey.
Referral to other professionals such as a nutritionist, acupuncturist, counsellor or private fertility clinic may be advised.
There are many reasons why couples may struggle to conceive. Fertility problems can be extremely stressful for both partners, which in itself can cause an enormous problem. Trying for a baby can become very consuming and pressured. It has been well researched that stress affects the hormonal balance in the body causing further fertility problems.
Because reflexology is such a deeply relaxing treatment it may help to reduce these stress and adrenaline levels and rebalance the body and hormones. It also helps to eliminate toxins, improve circulation and to prepare you physically and emotionally when trying to conceive, including prior to starting, or going through assisted conception treatments.
The purpose of fertility reflexology is to support you to have the healthiest environment for conception to occur. If there is an opportunity to become pregnant, reflexology can help make that the best possible chance by rebalancing and relaxing the body systems and also the mind.
This is even more important if your chances of conception are reduced through conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis or a hormone imbalance.
Pregnancy and Post-natal care Reflexology
A Moment of Calm
Reflexology use in pregnancy is very beneficial to the mother and unborn baby. As it’s a very relaxing treatment, it can help with wellbeing, general anxiety, tension, reducing stress and stress related hormones. Minor ailments of pregnancy can also respond well to reflexology therapy.
Reflexology is very beneficial after the birth of your baby, especially when other types of complimentary therapies may feel too heavy. It can often feel overwhelming emotionally and physically when you get home, so it’s important to take some time to rest. Reflexology can help return the body to a balanced state, also giving you some much needed relaxation time.
Energise Your Life
Power reflexology is a powerful treatment that is tailormade to suit the requirements of each individual client.
It focuses on an original system of using the chakras, endocrine and nervous system to help unblock body armour that has developed as a result of trauma or unfulfilled desire. This can have a positive impact in helping clients move on in physical or emotional recovery processes. Sometimes unless this armour is unblocked on a deep energetic level it can manifest into illnesses or give rise to weaknesses.
Power reflexology improves the flow of energy to help the mind and body move on from traumatic events or any feelings of dissatisfaction with life. Energy blocks can be the fundamental reason why you feel muscular tension, pain, physical or mental health problems, illness or disease.
Power reflexology positively affects and releases any energy blockages you have which allows life energy to flow through your body’s physical cells, organs and neural pathways once again. The benefit is an improvement on an emotional, mental and spiritual level. As energy flows freely through your mind and body you experience a sense of well being and good health and strength to move forward in your life.
Power reflexology can benefit:
Clients short of time
Clients on a budget
This powerful form of reflexology is based on stimulating the spinal nerve root reflexes on the feet. Specific techniques will be used to energise effectively each individual vertebra and this will help to identify nerve roots out of balance.
Often, clients will feel sensitivity in the spine but have no association with back problems. Spinal reflexology can help identify what reflexes are really out of balance. Conversely, back problems can inhibit the proper functioning of the organs if nerve roots are compressed.
This technique can also be used as an addition to Fertility/IVF support reflexology. Spinal reflexology can help fertility issues by working the specific nerve roots which innervates the reproductive system.
Often a client's condition can take many treatments to achieve positive results with reflexology. Spinal reflexology can help treat the direct reflex as well as understand how to access the peripheral nerves to a specific organ or part of the body and help support a more effective response to the treatment.
Indian Head Massage
Work on Your Chakras
Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic treatment that has been practised in India for thousands of years.
It is a technique that uses acupressure massage on the head, face, neck and shoulders, to release energy and rebalance the body.
It aims to bring about a state of deep relaxation and to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints in these areas.
Further benefits include stimulating and improving scalp circulation which in turn helps strengthen and encourage hair growth, removal of tension from the jaws, smooth face muscles and increase energy levels.
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