Reflexology is a way to massage the internal organs of the body through the feet, hands, as well as the face and ears. This form of therapy has been done for hundreds of years and yet the full benefits of Reflexology are now only beginning to be understood.
A Reflexologist uses hands only to apply pressure to the feet or to the hands. For each person the application and the effect of the therapy are unique. Sensitive, trained hands can detect tiny deposits and imbalances in the feet, and by working on these points the Reflexologist can release blockages and restore the free flow of energy to the whole body. Tensions are eased, and circulation and elimination are improved. This gentle therapy encourages the body to heal itself, often counteracting a lifetime of misuse.
I like to give everyone a personalized treatment, this entails having a consultation and treatment when you first book in with me (unless it is for a taster). I always allow two hours for this as it gives time to go through everything and to have a great treatment. Each session is personalized and so, therefore, I do not use a ready made up blend of oils. I offer essential oils for you to smell, and you tell me if you like them or not, and from there a blend is made. This is where the wonderment of Aromatherapy comes in for no two sessions are the same.
If you have private healthcare you may be able to claim back your treatments with a Reflexologist, it is always worth asking.
I am also a member of the Association of Reflexologists (AoR), who have articles about reflexology as well letting you know the latest news. Through AoR I am also on the register for Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and AoR has representation at the Parliamentary Group for Integrated and Complementary Healthcare (PGICH). To find out more about AoR here is their link www.aor.org.uk.
I am also a registrant of Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council – CNHC which was set up in 2008 with funding and support from the UK Government. Their purpose is to protect the public. You will be able to find useful information on their website www.cnhc.org.uk