Reflexology is one of the least invasive modalities. While you relax under a warm blanket, I work with your feet, hands and/or ears, using specific touch techniques, to create deep relaxation to help your body take a break from the stress we create in our day to day lives and allow healing to take place. With over 7,000 nerve endings in our feet alone, body maps link to every part of the body, meaning a session can be very targeted to solve a specific problem, or simply be dedicated to relaxation. Common issues where reflexology has had proven results in supporting include:
- PMT, hormonal issues, including infertility
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscular skeletal complaints - especially those annoying stiff necks and shoulders
- Digestive issues
Feet, Hands and Ears?
Many people have experienced the more traditional reflexology on their feet, working with reflex points and zones linked to body maps that have been documented for almost 100 years. Those body maps can also be found on the hands and ears, potentially making reflexology sessions three times as effective.
An integrated session will focus on a specific physical issue you may want to address, or be part of your ongoing approach to wellness to keep on top of the every day stresses of life. However, if you know that you only want work on your feet, that is no problem. Sessions can be tailored to what you want and need at each visit.
I strongly believe that it is always worth trying reflexology - but of course, I would say that! It is one of the most non-invasive therapies you can find yet deeply effective. I am linked into a strong network of body workers and therapists of many other complementary therapies who can also provide support for very specific and chronic issues if needed. If it takes a village, consider yourself part of one.
Research into Reflexology
There is an increasing amount of research being done into the power and effectiveness of reflexology. Some studies more rigorous than others, some with valuable placebo groups as part of the test, but all helping provide us with a more detailed understanding of where reflexology can really make a difference. A useful website, reflexologyresearch, has collated 380 of studies to provide a central source of information that can provide both practitioners and clients with reassuring knowledge to support and focus their sessions.