Reflexology – let your feet tell the story!

Perhaps you would love some peaceful time, something to help restore your energy and rebalance your body

Reflexology was what first started me on my path of being a practitioner. The ‘stories’ the feet could tell whilst we were training was fascinating.

It’s a therapy that has existed for thousands of years, with illustrations of reflexology being found in the pyramids in Egypt! Reflexology is an ancient healing art which has been around for many thousands of years.

Our body has the ability to heal itself. Following an episode of stress, illness, injury or disease the body can be in a state of ‘imbalance’, with vital energy pathways being blocked, thus preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium.

How does it work?

There are areas on the feet that correspond with organs and systems in the body.

A reflexologists’ sensitive and trained hands can detect imbalances in the feet. Then, by working these points it is possible to release blockages, balancing systems and restoring a free flow of energy to the body.

As reflexology treats the whole person and not just the symptoms it is possible for most people to benefit from reflexology.

During treatment there may be discomfort in some areas, but this is usually fleeting and for the most part the sensation of the feet being worked on by the reflexologist is a pleasant and soothing experience. Some patients drift into sleep during their treatment.

A course of reflexology will vary from person to person, depending on the needs of the body

What happens during a treatment?

The first consultation would involve a full case history to establish what the patient needs help with; this will add a half hour onto the first session. Subsequently a reflexology treatment usually lasts for an hour. A client remains fully clothed with the requirement to remove shoes and socks. It’s a good idea to wear loose, comfortable clothing when you have a treatment for your comfort and so that the lower part of the leg can be accessed.

There may be areas on the feet that feel more sensitive than others as they are ‘worked’. This helps the reflexologist to determine the areas of the body in need of balancing and healing.

The whole of the ‘body’ will be treated during each session with the sensitive, out of balance points receiving extra treatment.

What conditions might Reflexology help with?

Reflexology may help a wide range of ailments and conditions including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck/ shoulder pain
  • Headaches
  • Mental health issues/ Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Digestive problems
  • Insomnia
  • Stress-related conditions
  • Fertility issues
  • Pregnancy symptoms
  • Menstrual/ Menopausal problems
  • Allergies
  • Sinus problems
  • …and many, many more!

How many treatments will I need?

That is very dependent on the condition being treated. Regular reflexology is the perfect way to relax, restore and re balance your mind and body.

It is important to understand that reflexology cannot be used to diagnose nor can it ‘cure’ disease – it works by bring about the natural healing ability of the body.

The only thing missing from this post is your voice – have you experienced reflexology, were you blown away by its effects? Or perhaps you’d love to try it, if you pop across to my contact page you can let me know what you need.