Reflexology is a holistic treatment that aims to rebalance the body’s systems by applying focused pressure on specific points or reflexes on the feet which refer or map to specific organs and structures in the body. Working these reflexes, combined with the deep relaxation this treatment induces, helps to bring about a powerful healing effect on the physical and non-physical.
Issues dealt with during reflexology
We all know that stress is a cause of a multitude of health issues. It drains your energy levels, leaves you holding your muscles tightly and leads to poor sleep patterns. Finding a way to relax helps you to reduce these symptoms. It is amazing how time out and an easing in tension, allows you to function better, cope with daily stress more effectively and enable you to put things in perspective. Reflexology creates a deep sense of relaxation and calm allowing you to release excess stress from your life.
Anxiety can affect all aspects of your life, preventing sleep, affecting clear judgement and increasing stress which in turn all impact on health. Relaxation treatments help by interrupting your negative cycle and promoting a reduction in your stress levels, as well as giving time to repair, re-energise and re-focus. With this new state of calm and clarity, new solutions are often found, allowing you to move forward. Reflexology creates a deep sense of relaxation and calm allowing you to release excess stress from your life.
Never under estimate the power of relaxation. It is the key to health and happiness. It is a skill that many of us need to learn especially with the hectic lifestyles we now lead. We also need to give ourselves permission to relax. It is amazing how the effects of one relaxation treatment boost your whole body and mind, allowing you to be overall more effective. Our treatments will bring you into a deep state of relaxation physically and mentally and can be adapted to your needs on the day. Reflexology creates a deep sense of relaxation and calm allowing you to release excess stress from your life.
Hormones play a vital role in communication and instructions in all areas of our body. They regulate energy levels, stress response, temperature control, digestive function, reproductive health, growth, immune function and everything else. Our treatments help to balance and normalise hormone production and function, thus impacting all aspects of your health, your sleep and your mood. Reflexology works directly on your endocrine system by stimulating or sedating your endocrine glands that produce and release hormones thus helping to regulate hormone balance.
Digestive health is vital for overall health. If your digestive system is mal-functioning your nutrient absorption from your food is affected, thus reducing your access to energy, building blocks and repair materials. Your digestive tract is directly affected by your stress response. Digestion is only activated when you relax. In a stressed state, your energy supply is being diverted to muscles, eyes, brain; areas that are required in a reactive state. When you relax energy is diverted to internal operations; digestion, reproduction and repair. Issues like constipation, IBS, heartburn etc. can respond very well to relaxation treatments like massage and reflexology. Reflexology works by creating a sense of calm and relaxation and by working directly on the digestive system reflexes.
Your immune system is vital to your overall health. A weakened immune system will leave you vulnerable to infection and other illnesses. Many of our treatments, including reflexology, full body massage, aromatherapy massage and Reiki, will stimulate your immune system. Reflexology works by stimulating all aspects of your immune system and other systems that impact it such as your nervous system and endocrine system.
Nerve pain can be due to several factors, such as postural imbalance, causing impingement of nerves, and stress factors, making the Central Nervous System more sensitive. Occasionally nerves can be firing incorrectly, sending false signals. Reflexology, aromatherapy and relaxation treatments will look at a sensitized central nervous system and interrupt your pain cycle enabling your nervous system to function normally, thus reducing pain.
Fatigue can occur after an illness, leaving you vulnerable to re-infection and with reduced energy levels. It can last a while after the illness has cleared. Reflexology can help by creating a sense of relaxation and calm and by stimulating your immune system, encourage relaxation, and help your body to restore hormone balance and digestive function thus returning you to full health.
Sleep deprivation or insomnia can affect health, mood, energy levels, and concentration levels. Reflexology and massage can bring you to a state of relaxation that compares to sleep in its ability to enable recovery and repair. Treatments also aid normal sleep patterns where they have been disrupted by stress, pain or ill-health.