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Reflexology - Healing Soles

Reflexology is an ancient therapeutic treatment which can be dated back to Egyptian times.

This 'Zone Therapy' was further explored and developed by Eunice Ingham in the 1930s who observed that the reflexes on the hands and feet can be seen to correspond to all major organs, glands and body parts. Thus, by treating the whole foot or hand, a Reflexologist is in fact aiming to treat and restore balance to the whole body.

After an initial consultation reflexes will be worked on both feet in turn whilst the client is lying or sitting. The Therapist feels with their hands for imbalances and tiny deposits in the feet which indicate congestion in corresponding parts of the body. The treatment is gentle and relaxing for the client as the Therapist applies varying degrees of pressure to the reflexes in order to remove blockages from the energy flow and stimulate self healing. Blockages can arise in the body's energy flow due to trauma, illness, injury or times of stress and they prevent the body from functioning properly. Some mild discomfort may sometimes be felt on the foot if there is an imbalance in the corresponding part of the body, but any such feeling should not last.

Reflexology works to reduce stress levels by soothing the central nervous system and inducing deep relaxation, thus restoring harmony and health to the body. It is not diagnostic, nor does it claim to cure, but it does try to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms of an illness, and encourage the body's own healing abilities.

“I have been going to Wendy regularly for a while and after each session I feel so much better, less stress, less joint pain and just an over all feeling of well being.  I have also noticed that my energy level has increased, which is wonderful”

Karen Fraser

Reflexology Can Help With

Tension, emotional stress and fatigue

Acute and chronic conditions

Circulation and elimination inefficiencies

Stress related disorders

Sleep pattern disruption

As a preventative healthcare therapy

Digestive problems, e.g. constipation, IBS, anxiety

Helps with sinusitis & clocked sinus

Very good for acid indigestion and headaches

Any musculoskeletal problems can be dealt with

Helps with lymphatic and respiratory problems

Helps with urinary and reproductive problems

Helps relax and prepare pregnant women for labour

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