Reflexology is based on the theory that different points on the feet, face and hands (called reflexes) correspond with different areas of the body. Fully trained Reflexologists are taught to work with these different reflexes as a reflection of the human body, often from an emotional perspective as much as a physical, yet in no way as a diagnostic tool.
During a treatment, I work all over the face, feet or hands (depending on the choice of treatment) using different massage and pressure techniques to cover all of the reflexes in detail. Combined with a listening ear, I aim to support the "whole person" during treatments rather than support an individual problem. Working "holistically" is key for me.
Even though I have personally experienced the positive effects of Reflexology for many years, I have also attended various workshops, and carried out personal studies of my own, in a quest to understand how reflexology treatments are of benefit. In very simplistic terms, I have come to the conclusion that:
Reflexology treatments relax the body which greatly helps to reduce stress levels. Given that many of us live such fast paced lives, and so many conditions are triggered by stress, this factor alone can have numerous positive effects on the body both physically and emotionally. I think everyone can feel a difference when their body starts switches off from stress.
Lymphatic and circulatory blood flow can be improved.
In addition to the "reflexes" on the face, feet and hands, other "energy" pathways such as meridians and acupressure points are worked on as part of a Reflexology treatment. These energy lines are often incorporated in to my treatments as they are thought to have balancing effects on the body. They follow similar principles to acupuncture, but I do not use needles!
I believe all these factors combined can greatly help our personal wellbeing to the extent that I try and have 1-2 Reflexology treatments myself each month. However, if you would like to read some of genuine reviews from the clients I have worked with, please vist my Facebook Page to see their feedback after receiving treatments.
To start, we go through a short consultation to discuss your medical history and any situations that may be causing you stress or worry. This 15 minute conversation helps me understand how you are feeling and which techniques would be best to use.
You then relax on my therapy couch with socks & shoes removed so I can apply warmed oils over your feet, face or hands. This helps me to easily apply gentle pressure tecnniques over the reflex points. Whilst you may feel some areas of sensitivity, the treatment itself is very relaxing and most clients doze or sleep deeply throughout the session.
The treatment itself lasts about 1½ hours, as I may opt to do some energy balancing techniques to finish or show you ways to treat yourself at home. At the end of each session, I also take a few minutes to discuss my Aftercare Advice with you so you can continue with your wellbeing at home if you want to.
Sue Hamblin fmar
Foot, Facial & Hand Reflexologist
Karuna Reiki® Practitioner
Flower Essences and Meditation
Thank you - Sue Hamblin
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