What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a complementary therapy widely accepted in the UK and recognised by the NHS, many GP's and hospices. It is an ancient art known to have been practiced in Egypt, India and China and is based on the principle that there are reflex points on the feet that correspond to every organ, gland, system and structure within the entire body. It is not a beauty treatment or foot massage, but a gentle clinical therapy where precise pressure techniques are applied to the reflex points with proven results. Reflexology seeks to work with the body's own healing response, thereby allowing not only symptoms to be treated but also the causes of the symptoms. It is totally safe for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly, for pregnant women and those undergoing chemotherapy.
Conditions that can be relieved
Stress related conditions
High blood pressure
Headaches and migraines
Back and neck pains
Allergies and some skin conditions
Treatments generally begin in the 2nd trimester to help relieve many of the unpleasant effects of pregnancy and can continue up until the birth. Reflexology is extremely relaxing and helps your body adjust to the hormonal changes it is undergoing. From the 38th week onwards the aim is to help facilitate labour.
Hot Stone Reflexology
This deeply relaxing treatment brings together the therapeutic dimension of Reflexology with the luxurious warmth of hot basalt stones.
The neck and shoulder area are treated first; the volcanic stones are then placed beneath the shoulder blades whilst the feet are worked with smaller heated pebbles in the traditional "reflex" areas. As with normal Reflexology, particular attention is paid to problem areas, while working on the body as a whole to create harmony in body, mind and spirit.
These powerful sessions have the ability to help the client truly unwind and let go.