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Reflexology - An overview
The history of Reflexology
The benefits of Reflexology
The body is a complex machine. To maintain a healthy balance all parts need to be working together. If the body's balance is disrupted in one part, for example an injury, the rest of the body compensates and works harder to achieve balance. If the imbalance continues then this could lead to further problems.
Reflexology is a holistic therapy. I will treat the whole person, body, mind and spirit, to induce a state of balance and harmony. This stimulates the body's own potential to heal both physically and emotionally.
Reflexology is performed on the feet. It is based on the principle that there are reflex zones in the feet which are linked by energy pathways to corresponding parts of the body. When pressure is applied, it will stimulate the movement of energy along these pathways. I will apply pressure and massage the reflex zones which will provide a valuable benefit to any client.
If you have an underlying condition
We are, today, far more aware of complementary therapies and options available to us.
Complementary therapies are beginning to become recognized by the NHS to have benefits for patients. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) makes reference to 'recognizing that Reflexology and massage may be helpful for people with Multiple Sclerosis'
Although there is only a small amount of research conducted in this area and as a result less recognised amongst traditional practitioners, this is a huge step in recognising and accepting the value of natural therapies for patients.
If you have an illness or underlying condition you can benefit from a complementary therapy. I will discuss this with you at a consultation.
There are some illnesses which may prevent treatment or require treatment to be adapted however, wherever possible I will try to work with you.
I recommend prior to any consultation and treatment that you discuss your intentions with your GP. I will ask you to sign a declaration form confirming that you have done so. In some instances I may wish to write to your GP prior to any treatment being given.