Foot Reflexology is a blissfully relaxing therapy that treats the feet and hands in order to balance the whole body. This treatment works on the principle that each of our body systems is mapped out on to our feet. By stimulating the corresponding areas or reflexes it is possible to alleviate health problems and bring the body and mind into balance.
A Reflexology treatment stimulates the body’s own energy system to clear blocks and stagnant energy to revitalize and nourish the whole body from head to toe. It prompts the body to help heal itself by balancing and toning the organs and internal systems, helping flush toxins out of the body and revitalizing the immune system.
You will lie fully clothed on the couch with your shoes and socks removed while the treatment takes place. It is not unusual to feel so deeply relaxed that you fall asleep!
The Benefits of Reflexology can be experienced with the following problems:
- Digestive disorders
- Hormonal imbalances, PMT, painful periods
- Stress-related conditions
- Tired feet
- Lack of circulation
- Lack of energy
… and so much more!
You or your loved one do not have to have a problem to benefit from a treatment – you can have a Reflexology treatment for the pleasure of having a relaxing session or just time to yourself. It’s a great form of care for elders/seniors too!
Take relaxation to the next level and try Hot Stone Foot Reflexology! This is an incredibly indulgent treatment which enhances the benefits of a conventional reflexology. As the name implies, the treatment involves using smooth hot basalt volcanic stones on the feet to relax the body at its depest level. The heat brings about physiological and psychological changes, promoting a meditative state and influences the internal energy flow, bringing balance to the body and mind.
As a precursor to the treatment, hot stones are placed on areas of the body, to warm the tissues, to dilate blood vessels and get blood and oxygen flowing into tense areas. The stones’ heat can produce powerful and dramatic results when they are placed on certain key areas of the body (Chakra lines/points, and acupuncture meridians among them).
Hot Stone Reflexology combines the benefits of reflexology treatment with hot stone therapy for a deeply relaxing experience. It is estimated that one stroke of a hot stone is worth five strokes with the hand! It is also believed to yield five times deeper and five times longer lasting effects compared to reflexology alone. Stones are firstly used to massage the lower legs relieving any tension in the calf muscles and helping to enhance energy flow. Smaller stones are then used to work the reflex areas and points of the feet. The heat from the stones quickly opens the reflex pathways bringing deeper level of relaxation than conventional reflexology.
Reflexology for Lymph Drainage (RLD) is a specific reflexology technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet that aim to cause an effect on the lymphatic system in the body. RLD treatment stimulates the flow of the lymph through the lymphatic system which explains the reduction of swelling.
This unique technique has been researched and developed by Sally Kay BSc(Hons), whilst working in Cancer Care, primarily to treat patients who have gone through treatment for breast cancer. It's common for breast cancer patients to develop lymphoedema - a swelling of the arm or leg - after the operation. The swelling is a sign of damage to the lymph vessels or lymph nodes, which leaves a build up of fluid. Patients can experience such pronounced and painful swelling that movement becomes restricted and their body confidence plummets.
There's no cure for lymphoedema in traditional medicine so many people live with this painful condition, unaware that RLD is a scientifically proven holistic therapy capable of treating it.
A great advantage of RLD is that only the feet are worked avoiding direct touch to the affected area which may be painful. It is also deeply relaxing.
RLD is also effective for people with other (non-cancer related) more common conditions and for those suffering with auto-immune disorders.
The following listed conditions and more, can benefit:
• Chronic Fatigue
• Sinus problems
• Muscular tension
• Aches and pains
• Premenstrual syndrome
• Fluid retention
RLD is not only for those with the conditions listed above. It's also used a therapy to boost lymph system. People who may feel sluggish, lethargic and find it difficult to get going in the morning can use RLD to help them feel more energised.
Many people experience immediate result even after one session. Weekly treatments for a period of 4-6 weeks are recommended to achieve maximum improvement.