The principle is that reflex points all over the feet, hands, ears and face relate to different areas of the body. So for example, the toes represent the head and the brain and accross the ball of the foot represents the chest, breast and lung area.
The science is that the pressure sends messages to the brain, that will in turn send messages to the body to encourage a healing response.
There have been references to working on the feet, hands and ears in many civilisations throughout history. Some of the earliest evidence of Reflexology dates back to 2500BC where Egyptian tomb drawings depict what looks like a modern day Reflexology session, and the fact that it was found in a Physician's tomb seems really relevant.
A reflexology treatment is traditionally carried out on the feet but sometimes on the hands, face or ears depending on the client's condition and needs.
Initially at the first appointment, a consultation form will be completed with the client (this includes medical history and details of any medication taken by the client) and then a full investigatory treatment will be given on the feet.
This will enable me to create a Bespoke treatment plan for you depending on your specific needs and presenting conditions.
Of course, you may just want to have reflexology for relaxation and that is ok too, you can just come for one off treatments.
It is advised that for best results you have 6 x weekly treatments. However it is your decision, I will not push you to do that, you must do whatever your finances allow you to do.
Reflexology can be extremely relaxing, de-stressing and re-balancing, and the body will take what it wants from the treatment.
The only items you will be asked to remove are, socks, shoes and tights.
After a treatment the body's own natural healing process may cause some people, but not all, to experience a mild headache, feel tired and experience more frequent urination. You might also feel more emotional, and sometimes, some symptoms, may seem slightly worse. This is quite normal and temporary and should pass usually within 48 hours.
Try an avoid stimulants such as tea, coffee and alcohol and, also avoid eating a heavy meal for at least an hour after your treatment.
Please drink a couple of glasses of water after your treatment and try and get some rest to allow your body to rebalance.