Bristol Based Reflexologist. There are more than 7,000 nerve endings on each foot. Each of these areas, known as reflex points, corresponds to a specific system, gland, organ or part of the human body.
HOW REFLEXOLOGY MAY HELP YOU
Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may help to bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions or just be a lovely relaxing hour free from our stressful lives. Since reflexology is non-invasive, it can be used by anyone from children right through to the elderly and people suffering from ill health. Reflexology is a complementary therapy that involves a pressure technique using the thumbs and fingers on the reflex areas found in the feet and hands.
Reflexology is extremely effective and is based on the principle that reflexes in the feet and hands correspond to each organ and structure in the body, and are linked to those organs by energy channels, zones or meridians. When illness occurs in the body, the corresponding energy channels become blocked, and Reflexology is applied to destroy these blockages, allowing the energy to flow freely again, so restoring the body's natural balance and therefore good health.
As reflexology is holistic, addressing the whole body rather than individual symptoms, most people benefit. It is suitable for people of all ages. For each person the effects of the therapy are unique, however most find it supremely relaxing.
Additionally, many people value reflexology as a way of pampering themselves – an antidote to the strains of modern living, giving a sense of wholeness, well-being and revitalised energy.
What Happens in a Treatment?
Firstly we would look at what you are requiring from the treatment and go through the consultation, this doesn’t take long and isn’t complicated. You can choose whether you would like to lie on the couch or the on the reflexology chair, you stay fully clothed apart from your feet. You can choose if you would like some soothing gentle music on and once you are comfortable snug and warm we would start the session, again you can choose if you would like to stay present in the room or as most people drift off into total relaxation.
Benefits of Reflexology
Unfortunately stress cannot usually be avoided; we live with it or in it every day in some form or another. When we fail to manage it well, especially, the stress that results from problems, frustrations, overwork or worry, the body’s defences can break down and we become more susceptible to illness and disease. Reflexology reduces stress by generating deep, tranquil relaxation and peace allowing the nervous system to calm down, helping the body balance itself and allow healing energy to flow smoothly and gently throughout.
We all know how important it is for blood to flow freely throughout the body, carrying oxygen and nutrients to all the cells that make up the tissues of the body and removing waste products of metabolism and other toxins. Stress and tension tighten up the cardiovascular system and restricts blood flow in which the circulation becomes sluggish. By reducing stress and tension reflexology allows the miles of cardiovascular vessels to conduct the flow of blood naturally and easily.
Cleaning the Body of Toxins and Impurities
The body has a built in mechanism for self-cleaning, mainly the lymphatic system (lymph nodes) the kidneys, the colon and the skin. If these become blocked or function improperly, toxins and waste matter can build up. By deepening relaxation, reflexology causes all the systems to function more efficiently, including those that eliminate the waste products.
The technical term is ‘homeostasis’ and it means being in a dynamic state of balance. The thousands of cells and areas of the body each function to their own laws and purposes and work closely with each other. If one function or part is out of sync other parts may suffer. Reflexology helps the body to run harmoniously keeping energy levels flowing consciously and unconsciously throughout the body on a physical, emotional and mental level.
Please note my services do not serve as a substitute for professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis or treatment. I do not claim to cure or diagnose any medical condition and that I do NOT give professional medical advice. Please seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. You should never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it.
If you have a health problem, medical emergency, or a general health question, I recommend that you should consult a doctor.