What is Clinical Reflexology ?
Reflexologists believe that every part of the body is linked to a reflex area on the foot or ankle and we work on these areas with expert touch techniques to stimulate, rebalance, calm & soothe the corresponding parts of the body.
As a Clinical Reflexologist, I am qualified to the highest level available in the UK ;
Agored Cymru Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology
Centralia Reflexology Mastership
and have worked successfully with clients presenting with a wide range of health concerns as well as those simply seeking the relaxing and rejuvenating effect of this pampering therapy.
Everyone including the young, elderly, sick or stressed can benefit and enjoy the deep relaxation that reflexology brings about, but you don’t have to be unwell to benefit – some people simply like to enjoy a treatment once in a while as a way to unwind and feel pampered.
Conditions that often respond very well to reflexology include (but are not limited to);
• Nervous system – stress, anxiety, insomnia
• Respiratory system – asthma, hay-fever
• Digestive system – IBS, constipation, heartburn
• Lymphatic system - lymphoedema
• Immune system – symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis & lupus
• Endocrine system – adrenal fatigue, CFS/ME
• Musculoskeletal system – back pain, aches and pains from arthritis & fibromyalgia
• Reproductive system – PCOS, endometriosis, sub-fertility, PMS
What to expect
In my tranquil reflexology room, during an initial consultation we will discuss your needs and I will ask you for information that will help me to formulate a treatment plan with you. You will be seated in a comfortable reclining chair and after removing your footwear I will then recline the chair to begin the treatment. Most people enjoy being covered in a fleecy blanket with just their feet uncovered and soon find themselves drifting off during the treatment.
A session will last for 1 hour from start to finish including a few minutes consultation time (plus add up to 20 minutes for the first consultation). I usually start the treatment with a gentle sequence that covers all the body systems reflected on your feet and then work on the reflexes relating to symptoms we have discussed and my findings during the treatment. Afterwards we will discuss the treatment and any aftercare that may be relevant.
I may ask some clients to seek medical advice prior to treatment if there are any concerns about the suitability of reflexology for an individual, as reflexology is not a substitute for conventional medical treatment where that is required.
It is important for clients to understand that a professional reflexologist, does not diagnose or claim to cure illness – our aim is to assist the body to rebalance, encouraging self-healing to take place