Reflexology is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet, hands, face and ears which correspond to all the glands, organs, and parts of the body. Reflexology is a unique method of using the thumb and fingers on these reflexes, finding and working on the areas of congestion or tension to help the body operate at its peak efficiency.
Reflexology can help by relieving stress and tension and improving blood supply, also promoting the unblocking of nerve impulses to the areas that are needed and generally help the body promote self-healing.
Reflexology is safe, non-invasive and a profoundly relaxing therapy for restoring and balancing the body. Most importantly, it is not just the illness we are treating. It is the person themselves, emotionally, spiritually and physically.
I personally always use a foot spa to relax the feet before a treatment. This is also gives me time to check how things have been since the last treatment. To have a chat over specific areas that may have been discussed before.
As well as foot reflexology, I also do face reflexology. Which I think at this point I am the only Sorensensistem™ face reflexologist in Dorset.
I often top and tail, as I call it. I do half foot and half face reflexology which enables the client to totally relax. Many fall asleep whilst having the face reflexology, which again induces healing as you are so relaxed.
My clients find this time is for them only. Time to unwind, to be, to talk openly about problems they may be having and to know it is totally confidential.
How and why does Reflexology work?
Newcomers to Reflexology are sometimes baffled by how precise pressure on specific areas of the feet can affect the whole health of the body.
The reason this works is because reflexes, link each part of the body to a special area on the feet, hands, face and ears. The nervous system serves as the connection. With proper manipulation of the reflex points, a reflex action is produced through the nerve endings. Sending a message along those nerve endings to start working at its best. The nerve endings are the wiring system of the house you call your body. As with any complex wiring system, a short circuit can mean trouble… As tension is eased, pressure on the nerves and vessels is relaxed, thus improving the flow of blood and its oxygen-rich nutrients to all parts of the body.
Can a Reflexologist determine what is wrong with me by examining and treating my feet or face?
A qualified Registered Certified Reflexologist will never diagnose or name a disease, prescribe or adjust a client’s medication, or treat for a specific condition. Our method of therapy is a complement to your doctor’s care, but is not meant to replace it. That is why it is why it is called complimentary therapy, not alternative therapy. We work alongside the doctors not instead of. Reflexology will not interfere with your doctor’s treatment or make any condition worse.
The foundation of this work has been built upon the opinion of practicing therapists who have had the opportunity of observing the remarkable results obtained from this particular method. Also doctors agree that 75% of our health problems can be linked to nervous stress and tension. We have to look at everyone in a holistic way.
Can you mix reflexology with other therapies?
Shiatsu Massage is a gentle form of manipulation on backs, necks, hips etc., or I also use acupressure, which is like acupuncture but without the needles. This stimulates or sedates points along the meridian lines where needed.
Auricular Therapy works on the same principle. I use tourmaline ear balls. These stones are small and are in breathable surgical adhesive tape and held in place by a plastic carriers which are discrete in the ear as they are naturally skin coloured.
Reflexology works well with other therapies. If you are having homeopathic remedies, kinesiology, Reiki, massage etc. this will not stop healing qualities of these therapies working if you are also having reflexology. Every one responds to different therapies. One may work better for you than other or can work together for different needs. All these therapies are to try to help promote self-healing within the body. We are just trying to help it along abit.
Everyone is an individual, and what may have worked for one person may not for another. I have had success stories from people who have suffered from infertility, lupus, thyroid problems, IBS and all sorts of ailments but where one person may have responded another person with the same ailment may not. As I said everyone is individual. People will react differently
What should I expect?
You will be asked to remove only your footwear. Feedback from the client is an important part of each session and pressure is adjusted according to individual tolerance.
When areas of tension or congestion are found, a client may experience a kind of pain that 'hurts good'. Sweet pain. With proper manipulation of the thumb and fingers on these areas, relief is often felt very quickly. Specific work on reflex points is interspersed with relaxation techniques to provide a pleasant overall effect.
The most common comment from clients is that they feel lightness in their feet after a Reflexology session like they are 'walking on air'.
How long is a session?
The first and following session is one hour and the first one includes taking your personal and medical history in order to collect important information pertinent to the state of your health. Which again I do while your feet are in the foot spa and then I can continue with the treatment.
Normally it is required that you have reflexology once a week, once the client feels improvement I then drop down to fortnightly for a month or so making sure the feeling of wellbeing maintains. Then a monthly maintenance treatment is all that is needed. Which again, is time for you, to relax and unwind and for me to generally keep an eye on things.
People put their health way down on the list until it may get depilating. They feel tired, not motivated. Generally just struggling through life. It’s important to put time aside for you.
How much does it costs?
The cost of each session is £40. Concessions do apply. Please take a look at my Price List.