Reflexology involves applying gentle pressure to areas of the feet which creates a positive effect in the corresponding area of the body. The feet are a mirror image of the bodily systems, glands & organs.
Every pair of feet is unique and tells a story. As well as being relaxing and rejuvenating Reflexology can be very effective and beneficial for numerous conditions. It could be likened to an MOT for the body and mind and is the perfect therapy to reduce stress and tension plus it is suitable for all ages.
Benefits of Reflexology
Stimulated Nerve Function – By stimulating more than 7,000 nerves in the feet, reflexology encourages the opening and clearing of neural pathways. It interrupts pain pathways, reducing pain.
Improved Immune System – Reflexology stimulates the lymphatic system thus reducing risk of infection. It cleanses the body of toxins and impurities and also stimulates the production of endorphins, leading to an improved immune system and sense of well-being.
Increased Energy – Reflexology revitalises energy throughout the body by relaxing and opening up energy pathways.
Reflexology and Pregnancy
Maternity Reflexology aims to optimise the physical and emotional health of pregnant women and will also allow themtime away from their busy life, to focus purely on themselvesand the growing baby.
Research has shown that regular Reflexology treatments during pregnancy can significantly reduce pain during labour, reduce the length of the first stage of labour and improve the quality of sleep in post-natal women.
Hot Stone Reflexology
Hot Stone Reflexology originated in India and China and has been around for centuries. Ancient civilizations believed that hot stones cleansed the body and relaxed the heart, grounding the soul and soothing the mind. The stones relax the body at its deepest level and are effective in creating harmony and balance. The subtle energies of stone introduced into a treatment calm the senses, relax muscle tension and promote a meditative state.
Gabriela Slater works as Reflexologist at the clinic on Mondays.