What to expect

Reflexology is a very easy treatment to receive, you will only be asked to remove your shoes and socks. 

The first treatment will involve discussing your full medical history and completing a brief lifestyle questionnaire with you and talking through your expectations and health goals. This information will allow me to create a bespoke treatment plan for you and this will be regularly updated and reviewed. A full reflexology treatment will then be carried out and after care advice will be given before you leave.

My treatments are bespoke to you on the day and always aim to promote relaxation, increase blood flow and circulation, improve energy flow throughout your body and help boost your immune system and encourage the release of toxins.

Reflexology is suitable for all ages, from newborn babies right through to those receiving end of life care.

Subsequent treatments will be planned with you and vary with each individual. Many of my clients start out on fortnightly treatments and then move on to a monthly maintenance treatment. 

 HOW CAN I HELP?

Are you struggling with overwhelm and exhaustion?

Overwhelm can creep up on us, we all take on so many responsibilities whether that is family, work and running a home. Combine this with lack of sleep, worry, anxiety, fatigue and exhaustion and we can feel like everything is spiralling out of control. Reflexology is a wonderfully relaxing treatment that can help to release built up tension and stress and leaving you floating out of my clinic room.

My female clients challenges range from those struggling with heavy and painful periods, to PMS, through to symptoms linked to conditions such as PCOS and Endometriosis, as well as the range of challenges that tend to coincide with the perimenopausal years. I have completed  further training on Reflexology for Menopause which gave me a great insight into the huge range of symptoms and also how I can support my clients with specific techniques to help alleviate their symptoms. Reflexology is also suitable for pregnant ladies and can help reduce the aches and pains associated with pregnancy. It is a wonderful relaxing treatment and especially good to have when you are nearly full term to help prepare your body to give birth.

My male clients also experience the same amount of stresses and strains but just in a different way. Male clients book in to help maintain good health, help strengthen their immune system and also aid detoxification. They also find the treatment helps as a coping strategy for de-stressing mentally. 

 

 

Please note that as your Reflexologist I cannot cure or diagnose your health conditions and reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice. 

Stress Management

Stress is the overwhelming feeling of being unable to cope with emotional or mental pressure

According to a survey carried out in the UK in 2020, the most common type of stress experienced by Brits was work stress, with 79 percent of respondents saying they frequently felt this type of stress. Furthermore, 60 percent of respondents frequently feel monetary stress, while 48 percent experienced family stress.

When we are in a state of stress the sympathetic part of the nervous system is activated automatically and prepares the body for the stressful situation or event, this is when our body is in the fight or flight response.  Just as the stress response exists as a survival mechanism the body also has a counter balancing relaxation response which is known as the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the rest and digest system.  When this response is generated, stress hormones drop, heart rate and blood pressure decrease and the body returns back to its process of rest and repair. 

Long term stress and anxiety can have a negative impact on your health and wellbeing. It is the prolonged exposure to stress and the over production of stress hormones that can take a physical and psychological strain in the body leading to exhaustion and illness. Reflexology is very effective in managing and reducing your anxiety and stress.  By gently working on the reflex points relating to specific areas of the body Reflexology can produce a deep state of relaxation in body and mind. 

How can Reflexology help reduce stress and anxiety symptoms?

Regular Reflexology sessions are an excellent way of offsetting the unhealthy effects of prolonged stress.  By using Reflexology for anxiety and stress relief the body is gently encouraged to reach a place of deep relaxation, moving towards improved functioning of all the body systems. Through the stimulation of the foot reflexes the parasympathetic part of the nervous system is activated allowing the body to rest and recover. If you would like to know more how Reflexology can help you to manage your stress and anxiety, please get in touch.

If you are stressed you may be experiencing some of these symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Shallow breathing
  • Sweating
  • Heart palpitations
  • Aches and pains
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Brain fog