Will Reflexology help me?
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Reflexology is based on the theory that different points on the feet head and hands link to other organs and areas of the body. By applying gentle pressure to these areas it is possible to help the body restore its natural balance.
- Creates relaxation
- Reduces pain
- Improves blood flow
- Benefits mental health
- Complements cancer care
- Eases pregnancy, delivery
Reflexologists work with all age groups and adapt their techniques to the individual’s needs. As with all treatments there may be occasions when the reflexologist advises against a treatment so it is worth contacting the therapist to discuss whether a treatment is suitable for you. Reflexologists may also recommend a course of treatments for some people so they can gain maximum benefit for their needs. Reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.
What does a treatment involve?
A full medical history is needed to help the reflexologist advise on the treatment required. A consent form is signed in this process and the information given is strictly confidential. The treatment is non- invasive and depending on the type of reflexology the therapist will apply gentle pressure with their thumbs, fingers and hands to the feet, lower leg, hands, ears or face.
Overall, the treatment should be relaxing. After a few treatments most people experience a sense of well- being and relaxation. Some people may experience a short period of feeling tired and may experience a mild headache. These are normal reactions and should pass within 24-48 hours.
- After your treatment it is important to drink plenty of water.
- Try and rest to allow the body time to selfheal.
- Avoid stimulants such as tea, coffee and alcohol.
- Try and get some exercise and eat a healthy diet.
- It may be helpful to work some reflex points on the hands between appointments. This will help to optimise the effects of your treatment.