Reflexology

reflexologyReflexology is a complementary therapy that treats the whole of the body through the stimulation of certain reflex points usually located on the feet, though occasionally on the hands. 

 

with Maria Wilson

What is Reflexology?
Reflexologists are able to help the body to heal itself by correcting any imbalances that can occur through illness, accident, disease or even lifestyle, correcting and maintaining the bodies natural equilibrium by restoring critical energy pathways that flow through the body, overcoming years of neglect and abuse.    It is a safe, natural and gentle therapy that can be used on anybody, including the elderly, the infirm and even babies.

How does Reflexology work?
Reflexology is a non-invasive method of stimulating reflexes in the feet and hands, through the medium of touch, which corresponds to every part, gland and organ of the body. Gentle pressure is applied by hand to the soles and upper areas of the feet in a specific pattern that reflects the positions of the organs in the body. Imbalances within the body can be detected by sensitivities in the feet. All areas of the feet are included so the experience is holistic – the body is treated as a whole not as a selection of symptoms.

What is Reflexology used for?
Reflexology can benefit many ailments and illnesses, both acute and chronic. Stress sufferers can benefit with the release of tension. Reflexology is a great preventative therapy, resulting in a well balanced and more harmonious body, resulting in better health.
Reflexology has been used for the improvement of general health, though it has been found to be highly effective at relieving stress, fatigue, sleep disorders, digestive disorders, ear complaints, constipation, menstrual problems, high blood pressure, headaches and migraines, sinus problems, arthritis, allergies, back and neck pains, and some skin conditions.

What’s in a typical session?
The first session is normally the longest as I will need to take your full medical and lifestyle history. From there I'll examine your bare feet. As I begin, I'll feel the reflex points of your feet, feeling for what seems to me to be gritty particles under the skin. These are indications of blockages which I will massage away. You shouldn't feel any discomfort but if you do, let me know as this is important information.
After this initial examination, I’ll be able to advise you how many more sessions you're likely to need.  These will need to be spread over a period of weeks to enable the body to heal itself effectively, and each session will be around 45 minutes in length.

Are there any side effects to Reflexology?
As reflexology is non intrusive, there are very few side effects to treatment.  Most people feel very relaxed or sleepy, though some are highly alert and refreshed.  However, normally both types are fully refreshed the next day.  A common side effect is an increased number of visits to the toilet, as the body is flushing out toxins.  Some people may develop a few pimples.  An increase in the amount of water you drink will be recommended in the first 24 hours.

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Maria Wilson
Maria Wilson