What is Reflexology?
Reflexology can be traced back to 2330 BC in ancient Egypt and also in India and China. Reflexology as we know it today is attributed to the work of Eunice Ingham, an American therapist who mapped reflex points on the feet and hands corresponding to all organs, glands and parts of the body.
Reflexologists work holistically with their clients and aim to work alongside allopathic healthcare to promote better health for their clients.
Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Reflexology is a very individual treatment which is tailored to you as a whole person, taking into account both physical and non-physical factors that might be affecting your wellbeing. Some people find it works for them - some don't. The best way to find out is to try it!
The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually, after a treatment your tension may be reduced and you might feel relaxed. You might also notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improving. You may also find that other aspects improve too; however, this happens on an individual basis.
With ever increasing levels of stress in everyday life, it is important for people to take more responsibility for their own healthcare needs. Reflexology may be one of the ways to mitigate the stresses of modern life.
How often should I have a treatment?
Reflexology is no quick fix magic tablet. Like anything such as diets, health, exercise you have to maintain it to gain the most benefits from it.
Depending on the reason for you attending reflexology will be subject to how often you begin to come. If it is a problem that you would like relief from sooner then weekly or fortnightly treatments would be recommended. Then working towards regular monthly treatments, which is often suggested for general well being and stress (if not effecting day to day life).
What we need to remember too is that we are all different and our bodies respond to reflexology differently. Someone with one specific issue may have great results with regular reflexology treatments but someone else with the same issue may not. The best way is to try between 4- 6 treatments as by this time you should be able to know if reflexology has benefited you. Reward cards also encourage you to come regularly as you get your 6th treatment half price.
Is reflexology suitable for me?
Reflexology is a therapy which can be received by anyone at any age, from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care, and everyone in between. However, there may occasionally be times when it is not suitable to provide a treatment. The best advice I can give you is to speak with me and ask about any health concerns.