What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a safe, natural complementary therapy. It is a way of relaxing your mind and body, to help support your body's own healing, and improve or alleviate any stress or tension.
During your session, gentle pressure will be applied to areas on your feet. These areas are believed to correspond to different organs, parts and systems of the body.
The aim is to induce a state of deep relaxation. Most people find a treatment also aids sleep and relieves tension whilst giving a sense of balance and well-being, encouraging your body to heal itself.
My interest was ignited in complementary therapy when I was going through my own fertility challenges.
I decide to retrain, and am proud to be a Member of The Association of Reflexologists, MAR; having gained my Reflexology Level 3 Diploma in 2005, from the London School of Reflexology.
I am also on the register of the CNHC and I continue to undertake professional development to increase my skill base. This has included gaining specialist skills in both fertility and pregnancy, from the London School of Reflexology and Sally Earlam.
Your Reflexology Treatment
The treatment will start with a consultation to find out about your general health. You will then lay back in a reclining lafuma chair, fully clothed, with footwear removed. You can then relax, unwind, listen to some calming music and begin to enjoy the treatment.
I apply pressure to the reflex points using different reflexology techniques to help bring the body and mind back in to balance. If you have aches and pains, these may show up on your feet, and in working to re-balance the body, you may sometimes feel some slight discomfort.
Afterwards most people report a sense of calm, well-being and relaxation. Occasionally people feel lethargic, nauseous or tearful; this is usually transitory and reflexologists believe this can just be part of the body responding known as the healing process.
What is the Theory of Reflexology?
The overall principal is that energy runs up and down between all parts of your body. If your body is in a state of imbalance due to illness, injury or stress, your vital energy channels may become blocked and your body may not be in balance. The theory is that different points on the feet correspond with different areas of the body.
Reflexologists aim to open up the bodies energy pathways, boosting the immune system, clearing toxins, improving circulation and encouraging the release of endorphin’s. It encourages the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance, facilitating healing and optimal health.
Whilst the origins date back to Ancient Egypt, modern reflexology was developed in the 1930’s by Eunice Ingham. She developed maps of the entire body on the feet. She observed that congestion or tension in the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body. The right foot corresponds to the right side of the body and the left foot corresponds to the left.
When shouldn’t a Reflexology treatment be given?
It is not advisable to have treatment if you have a high fever, an infectious disease, suffer from Deep Vein Thrombosis, or varicose veins around your feet. Please also let me know if you are pregnant. Any pregnancy complications should also be discussed with me prior to booking a treatment.
Please just let me know about any medical condition during our consultation so I can adapt your treatment if necessary.
Recent Reflexology Articles
Read these posts to find out more, or read the review of my clinic featured in the 1883 Magazine.
Still need convincing then have a look at some testimonials from clients I have worked with.
Cost for Reflexology Ealing
|Reflexology – 55 minutes||£55|
|Course of 6 sessions, paid upfront||£275|