45 minutes - £33
A form of Reflexology dates back as far as 4000BC in China and Egypt, and the North American tribes of Indians were known to have practised a form of foot therapy for hundreds of years. However the rediscovery of "Zone Therapy" as it was called is accredited to Dr William Fitzgerald between 1915 and 1917. During the 1930's Eunice Ingham extended the work of Dr William Fitzgerald and mapped the feet with all the corresponding organs and glands of the body which is still used today. Their work has continually been developed and their are now maps for working the hands, head and just the toes, all of which I practice.
What is Reflexology and How Does it Work?
The theory behind reflexology is that tension, congestion and disease in the body are mirrored in the feet, hands and head. Each foot, hand and half of the head represent one half of the body and have reflex points for every part of the body. As a reflexologist I don't diagnose, prescribe or treat specific illnesses, but working on the body I can feel areas that need stimulation to boost your natural healing powers, our bodies are equipped with self-healing facilities, but often fail to work properly because the vital energy pathways are blocked due to degeneration and the stresses and strains of life. Reflexology stimulates the body by reducing stress, accelerating the repair work and natural healing done by the body and boosts the immune system and balances the body. Reflexology encourages healing physically, mentally and emotionally.
Head reflexology isn't a head massage it is a form of reflexology and is a treatment which uses the energy around you to help balance and heal the body. It is very relaxing and calming. However if you enjoy a head massage then this is the treatment for you!
Reflexology is a very popular treatment and its appeal is universal and lasting because:
- All the organs, glands and skeletal systems can be accessed and stimulated through the feet, hands and head balancing the whole body.
- It is non-invasive, clothes don't have to be removed and the feet, hands and head can be accessed easily anywhere and at anytime.
- Is for healthy people as well as sick people, and for any age.
- It produces a state of relaxation and homeostasis (meaning balanced).
Some Conditions Reflexology May Help
- Anxiety and stress disorders
- Problems associated with the reproductive system (menstrual problems, such as PMS, painful, scanty, heavy or irregular periods, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome and menopause can all be treated)
- Problems with conception, male and female infertility, and loss of libido
- Joint pain and joint mobility
- Breathing disorders (all respiratory problems, including asthma, chest infections, cough infections, coughs and colds, ear, nose and throat problems can be eased with reflexology)
- Sleep problems and insomnia
- Problems with digestion and elimination (constipation, IBS, food allergies and flatulence)
- Blood sugar disorders
- Skin disorders (acne, eczema, psoriasis and rashes)
- Degenerative disorders(i.e. symptoms of MS and Parkinson’s disease)
- Sinus disorders
- Ear disorders
- Hormonal imbalances
- Circulatory problems
- Toxin build up
- Low immunity
- Restores mental illness
- Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress
- Improves focus and concentration
- Enhances and stimulates creativity and productivity
- Calms an overactive mind
- Boosts confidence
- Reduces or eliminates the need for drugs, tobacco and alcohol
- Reduces emotional turmoil
- Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress
- Releases the memory of past hurts
- Calms anger, frustration and impatience, induces courage and strength helping to cope with difficult situations and problems
- Lifts depression
- Increases positive emotions such as happiness, joy, enthusiasm for life
- Assists in resolving emotional conflicts
- Relieves stress, induces a deep sense of relaxation