An Introduction to Reflexology
Reflexology works by sending messages via the nervous system to balance the whole body. This has, spiritual, mental and physical effects. This treatment can be used as to maintain good health or help people with many conditions which include:-
- Back and neck pain
- Various skin conditions
- Hip and walking problems
- Insomnia & other stress related issues
- Digestive/circulatory problems
- Menopause & hormonal imbalances
- Depression & Confidence issues
The reasoning behind the many empirical success case studies is that every second the nervous system is continuously working sending vast amounts of signals we will never be able to fully understand. However regular appoitments helps provide a time for the body to balance these messages and signals and can even rewire signals to work more effectively.
Whether you are lacking in energy or not able to relax a treatment can help bring the body, mind and soul into a focus as a whole, informing the body you are ready to listen and providing a time for the nervous system to do the processes of clearing, cleaning and restoring.
The energy contained in this is physiological response is proven to heal through the responses from people who have been treated. Once you start reading about Chines traditional medicine, meridians and circadian cycles we understand this is just not a simple placebo effect. The lack of scientific description that demands finding a cause and therefore demanding a solution can actually lead to frustration. For health the body aims to maintain homeostasis , we aim in reflexology to encourage the body to naturally re-balance in order for healing to occur or re-align and treat symptoms.
Reflexology is one of the few alternative therapies that will not only re-balance the body but the mind also. Once clients can feel more at ease in themselves they are more able to deal with life changes and challenges and experience that great feeling of wellbeing. I generally find that people can relax quickly here and this will lead to me being able to achieve very good results quickly. The session will take approximately one hour (although the first requires longer) where I work approximately 40 movements per foot. I will work the whole body through the feet and re-visit the places showing imbalance. I finish the session with relaxation breathing techniques. I can also show hand reflexology movements for clients to 'self treat' between treatments.
During the sessions clients can truly unwind as I have developed a gentle way to work the feet to relieve congestion of energy that may have built up and is uncomfortable when pressure is applied. Sometimes clients can experience an immediate response to that area being worked on and some may need several sessions. Once balance is achieved, many will use me as their monthly 'treat'.
At the end of a session the client will usually be very sleepy and may feel chilled. This means they have relaxed well and the body has began working to re-balance itself and my advice is that they should not put themselves under force to work hard or stress themselves so they get the most from their time spent here.