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 method) using different massage and pressure techniques to cover the reflexes in detail. With each treatment, I aim to support the "whole person" rather than focus on an isolated problem.
Even though I have personally experienced the positive effects of Reflexology for many years, I have 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 the impact of stress. Given that so many conditions today are stress related, this factor alone can have numerous positive effects on the body, both physically and mentally.
Lymphatic and circulatory blood flow can be improved with reflexology (I am trained, and work with, the specialist Reflexology Lymph Drainage technique).
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 traditionally covered in acupuncture but I work with kinesiology principles, so you will be pleased to know 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 one reflexology treatment 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.
The first treatment starts with a short consultation to discuss medical history and anything that may be causing stress or concern. This 15 minute conversation helps me understand which reflexology technique(s) would be best to use.
Clients then relax on my therapy couch with socks & shoes removed so I can apply warmed oil over the feet, face or hands. This helps me work over the reflex points with ease. Whilst some areas of may prove sensitive, the treatment itself is very relaxing and most clients doze or sleep deeply throughout the session.
Each treatment lasts about 1-1½ hours in total as I show clients how to self treat with reflexology or discuss other relevant Aftercare Advice so they can continue to support their wellbeing at home.
Sue Hamblin fmar
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