Reflexology is considered as a Meridian therapy in which the energy lines link the hands and feet to various parts of the body. In reflexology, the practitioner applies gentle pressure to specific reflex points on the feet to stimulate an involuntary response in organs and glands in the body, helping them to function normally.
Reflexology provides a relaxing treatment helping to relieve stress and tension, to stimulate the circulation and improve the nerve functions.
Reflexology is a massage technique applied to the feet. However there are still many people who do not know quite what to expect, or know how Reflexology can benefit them.
The Father of Reflexology William Fitzgerald (1872-1942 ) said
“Reflexology is the application of specific pressure to reflex points in the hands and feet”
This therapy goes back much further than this and has been known for many thousands of years. It was first practised by the early Indian, Chinese and Egyptian peoples. There is a painting on the wall of the tomb of Ankhmahor at Saqqara in Egypt depicting Hand and Foot Reflexology.
So “What is Reflexology?”
Reflexology is a Complementary Therapy that works on the feet or hands enabling the body to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury or disease, it is in a state of “imbalance”, and vital energy pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium.
A Reflexologist uses hands only to apply pressure to the feet. For each person the application and the effect of the therapy are unique. Sensitive, trained hands can detect tiny deposits and imbalances in the feet, and by working on these points, a Reflexologist can release blockages and restore the free flow of energy to the whole body. Tensions are eased, and circulation and elimination is improved.
“Who can benefit from Reflexology?”
Since reflexology treats the whole person, not just the symptoms of disease, most people benefit from treatment.
“What happens when you go for a Treatment?”
There are many Reflexogists practising and there will be differences in the way they work. We are all trying to achieve the same. There is a therapy and therapist out there for everyone when their mind is set on the complementary medicine approach.
On your first visit there is a preliminary talk with the Reflexologist and then work begins on your feet, noting problem areas. There may be discomfort in some places, but it is fleeting, and is an indication of congestion or imbalance in a corresponding part of the body. For the most part the treatment is relaxing and soothing.
A treatment session lasts for up to an hour. A course of treatments varies in length depending on your body’s’ needs. This will be discussed with you. Some people need one session, others up to six sessions and they continue for maintenance, taking a break sometimes and coming back again. It is really so individual. All we ask is that you know you want a Reflexology session and you know you have made adequate time for yourself to fully appreciate the benefits.Reflexology helps us to cope on a physical, mental and emotional level thereby encouraging us to maintain health in all areas of our lives. At the end of the treatment, you will feel calm and relaxed or energised if that is what you need.
Advanced Facial Reflexology (Bergmann method)* with Dee Parkinson
Facial Reflexology - Lift face and Spirit
Dee trained at the London School of Reflexology. Initially obtaining her diploma in Foot Reflexology she then found that Facial Reflexology and Facial Massage was a natural extension of the Reflexology treatments she could provide.
As beneficial and Foot Reflexology it is a great option for anyone with foot problems or wants to try Reflexology but has ticklish feet!
Dee is also qualified in Indian Head Massage and Hand Reflexology.
Naturally stimulates collagen and elastin from the inside, tightens, plumps, sculpts the neck line, smooths and lifts the face, leaving a glowing complexion after just one treatment.
* Calming and uplifting, with all the health benefits of foot Reflexology
Facial Reflexology also £35 per treatment. Great for those with ticklish feet! Seriously though it's great for facial challenges, palsy and ticks etc.
Holistic Face Lift Massage is also £35
Zone Face Lift - an holistic Face Lift that benefits the person as a whole is £65.