Reflexology is the gentle art form of therapeutic foot massage. It aims to treat the individual as a whole incorporating body, mind and spirit.
Reflexology is a specific pressure technique which works on precise reflex points on the feet, based on the premise that reflex areas on the feet correspond with all body parts.
Pressure is applied to the reflex areas using specific thumb and finger techniques. This causes physiological changes to take place in the body as the body's own healing potential is stimulated.
Reflexology can be beneficial for many conditions:
The goal of reflexology is to trigger the return to homeostasis - a state of balance. The most important step towards achieving this is to reduce tension and induce relaxation.
What reflexology can do for you in pregnancy:
Regular treatment can help to reduce labour times, as well as helping with postnatal depression and general relaxation.
Reflexology is a very gentle and natural way to recover following the birth of your baby. Postnatal reflexology sessions will give you a much needed opportunity to relax.
The treatment may also:
The first one hour session will include a brief consultation to establish your medical history and current situation, followed by the treatment. All further sessions will last around an hour.
Please note a minimum of 24 hours notice of cancellation is required for all sessions.