Reflexology

Its all about reflexology

 

History

Modern reflexology is based on an ancient form of therapy. There is evidence of some form of foot and hand therapy practised in China as long as 2330 B.C. and also at the same time  in Eygpt, as depicted in the tomb of  Ankmahor. The North American tribes of Indians are known to have practised a form of therapy for hundreds of years.

The theory behind reflexology is that areas of the foot correspond to organs and systems of the body. Pressure applied to the foot is believed to bring relaxation and healing to the corresponding area of the body 

Reflexology may not be a  scientifically  proven medical treatment but studies suggest that is a helpful complimentary treatment for stress and anxiety.

What happens during the treatment?

You will be asked to remove your shoes and socks and sit in a reclining Lafuma chair. You remain fully clothed at all times. I will make you comfortable and lie you back and place a blanket over you and begin treatment. First treatment always take slightly longer to allow time to fill in a consultation form to assess healthy and lifestyle and if you take any medications it would be helpful to bring a list of those with you and any vitamins you take on a regular basis.

During your reflexology session I use the beautiful Flying Wild balms The balms are made by hand with certified organic ingredients to allow my fingers to locate the specific reflex points needed whilst moisturising your feet at the same time!

How long does it take for reflexology to work?

One session of reflexology will make you feel calmer but a monthly session will give you longer term benefits   I used to call a reflexology session for myself a  “happy hour”.  Everyone’s life is hectic and taking time out to relax and have pressure applied to your feet to encourage the release of toxins from the body. Its important to drink plenty of water after a treatment as this also encourages release of toxins. A course of 6 treatments made the most difference when I was treating my case study clients.

Contra indications to Reflexology

On your first treatment you will be asked to sign a Consent form and there will be  list of contra-indications to treatment and they are Thrombosis, Phlebitis, Internal Bleeding, Gangrene, Fever, Lymphatic Cancer , First Twelve weeks of Pregnancy and finally Unstable Pregnancy.

A record of your treatments will be kept with your permission to be data protection compliant.

Given the heightened concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID -19) I want to take this opportunity to reassure you that infection control guidelines will be followed in line with the latest guidance from the World Health Organisations and government authorities.

At this time you will need to wear a Face mask during the treatment and I will wear a mask and facial shield.

Cancellation Policy

24 hours notice  is appreciated but life events happen and obviously if in contact with anyone who is Covid positive I completely understand cancellations at short notice at this present time.

Home Visits Available

Home visits are available within a 10 mile radius of CV8 3FP.  There is an additional cost of £5.00 per visit to cover petrol.