Reflexology is an ancient art originating from Chinese and Eastern traditions. It is an non intrusive complementary health therapy. The theory of reflexology is that all the systems and organs of the whole body are mirrored or reflected in smaller peripheral areas, for example the feet, hands, ears and face. The therapist applies pressure to specific points on the feet usually (or hands or face) that correspond to the different areas of the body, using thumb, finger and hand massage techniques.
It is a deeply relaxing treatment and there are several theories as to how it works. One theory is the nerve impulse theory, whereby the application of pressure on the individual foot points causes a message to the brain and on to the corresponding part of the body via the nervous system. Another theory is that the treatment works by unblocking the energy meridians, the same way that acupuncture does. Whatever the theory, it can simply make you feel better!
Reflexology can help if you are suffering from:
Generalised aches and pains
Symptoms of menopause
A treatment session is usually one hour and costs £35. It can be combined with Reiki/healing (1.5 hours for £50).
“After infertility treatment and one failed attempt at IVF, I booked a course of reflexology treatments with Alison to prepare for a 2nd cycle of IVF.
I had never had reflexology before and after my first session I must say I was extremely impressed. I came away feeling calm, relaxed, and full of energy.
I felt that the treatments were worthwhile in many different ways – I was much less anxious at the end of the sessions and felt far more confident about my chances of success at IVF.
I went on to become pregnant after my 2nd cycle and gave birth to a healthy baby boy 9 months later!
I highly recommend her as a reflexologist.”
“Wow, wonderful treatment, relaxing at the time but really felt the benefit later, looking forward to returning!
Also, if you are trying reflexology for the first time, Alison will make you feel really comfortable.
Friendly and highly recommended!”
“I have been receiving care from Alison for over a year. Her treatments have helped me manage my chronic pain and lack of sleep due to severe arthritis.
I have found that I sleep better and have less pain the night following a treatment. I will continue to receive this holistic care.
Alison’s treatment room is in a beautiful rural setting, and it works so well in promoting a great experience.”
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