Reflexology today is based on an ancient form of foot and hand therapy that has its roots in ancient Egypt and China. Evidence suggests that it was practised in China in some form as far back as 4,000 BC.
It has now become a very popular and well known complimentary therapy and Julie is always available to discuss any queries or worries you may have regarding your treatment.
You will find Reflexology extremely relaxing to receive but also energising in its effect.
The Human Foot
Amazingly the human foot is a map of the whole body!
Every part of the body has a corresponding reflex area in the foot and the therapist can access these areas to encourage proper and healthy functioning of every bodily area and system.
By specific massage of the reflex areas in the foot the natural function of the body is stimulated by releasing blocked and stagnant energy. Reflexology encourages the body the begin to heal itself from the inside out.
What it helps
It can help with digestive disorders, thyroid problems, fertility issues, migraine, asthma, insomnia and many other disorders. It can aid with a low sperm count and help to regulate menstruation. Many midwives now practise Reflexology within the scope of their care of the expectant mum as it can be helpful to induce labour naturally.
As Reflexology releases endorphins into the blood stream and promotes a sense of deep relaxation it is extremely effective in treating stress and anxiety. It promotes natural sleep without the use of medication. Regular treatments can be very useful to include in your lifestyle to help with any stress management program you may be embarking on.
Reflexology can be used alongside other therapies such as physiotherapy. It can also compliment treatment that you may be having from your GP. It can help with the distressing and uncomfortable effects of chemotherapy treatment and is also used extensively in palliative care.
On your first visit Julie will carry out a consultation process discussing your health problems or issues that affect your wellbeing. You will then be asked to remove shoes and socks and make your comfortable on a recliner chair or treatment couch. Cream or oil is usually applied and massaged into both feet. The treatment itself takes approx. 45 mins to complete. Following your treatment you will be advised to drink plenty of water and after care will be discussed.