Reflexology is a safe and a natural therapy that is increasingly used by many people as a way of relaxing and harmonising the physical and emotional state, based on the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body.
Reflexology is a unique method of using the thumb and fingers pressure on these reflex areas. The treatment can help with relaxation and to alleviate areas of discomfort. When areas of tension or congestion are found, these areas may feel tender for the client. Work on specific reflex areas is broken up by relaxation techniques to ease any tenderness and to help relaxation.
During treatment the patient remains fully clothed and lies on a couch, or sits in a chair, in a comfortable and peaceful environment. The practitioner places their hands gently on or just above the body. The patient may experience the energy flow from the practitioner’s hands as warmth, tingling, coolness, and sometimes other sensations.
Usually the treatment is deeply relaxing and has a calming effect, although some patients report feeling energized following a session. The treatment can be adapted to an individual’s needs and comfort.
There is benefit from an individual session but you may find it more effective to have a series of treatments. These can be arranged weekly, fortnightly, or less frequently to suit your personal needs.