REFLEXOLOGY - THE STIMULATION OF THE BODIES OWN HEALING FORCES
REFLEXOLOGY is a non- invasive complementary therapy. It is based on the theory that the body is mapped out on the feet, in a series of reflex points that correspond to organs, glands, and all of our different systems, including the musculoskeletal system. Pressure and stimulation of these reflexes sends a stimulus to the central nervous system and a response is generated aiding the body to regain its natural state of balance otherwise known as (homeostasis). With over 7,000 nerve endings per foot, reflexology has discovered that our feet are a powerful connection to our body's innate ability to heal itself. But how exactly does it work. click here to view a footmap showing you where the different reflexes are on the feet.
Releases tension in the body and reduces stress levels. Health experts have estimated that 75-85% of ill health is stress related. Reflexology brings a deep relaxation in which the body no longer perceives danger, so that the blood pressure, heart rate, digestive functioning and hormone levels return to their normal state, thus bringing the body into balance. Therefore wonderful for those leading stressful lives, or living with anxiety. click here to discover more about the effects stress has on our bodies.
Encourages the body to cleanse of toxins and impurities that can build up. The body has its own amazing built-in cleaning systems, such as the liver, the lymphatic system and the excretory system. The function of these systems can be impeded if stress interferes causing toxins and waste to build up, instead of being processed as nature intended. By activating the relaxation response, the circulation to the detoxification organs and systems is improved, thereby boosting their function to optimal level. If you suffer from any autoimmune conditions such as Lymphedema, then I use the pioneering RLD (Reflexology Lymph Drainage Technique) developed by Sally Kay. The results mean that the Lymph fluid becomes much thinner and the swelling improves considerably. click here for more information.
Lets the energy in our bodies start to flow freely again. This theory is supported by the fact that six Chinese meridians that are used in acupuncture are also found on the feet and are clearly tapped into during a reflexology session. These pathways can become blocked and results in our energy becoming stagnant, leaving us feeling sluggish and fatigued. In Chinese medicine they refer to energy as CHI... it is believed that in order to have good health we must have a good flow of CHI throughout the body.
Activates and improves the circulation. Increases the blood flow around the body and to our organs. If we are in a constant state of fight or flight, then blood is diverted from the stomach, gut and bladder thus restricting blood flow. Reflexology's powerful relaxation benefit is a great counterbalance to the challenges that stress poses to our bodies.
X really does mark the spot! as we go through the treatment I will pick up on any congestion or imbalance in the body. You may also find certain reflexes more tender than others. At this point we will discuss exactly what point we are at in the body and discuss why this might be coming up. Remember not all imbalances are medical or physical, they can be emotional too. For eg: the lungs hold onto grief, the liver holds onto anger, and the gut holds onto fear. The feet really do tell a story and I can't wait to find out what your feet will say about you!
75min Reflexology treatment using Rose Quartz Crystals £60
60 min RLD (Reflexology Lymph Drainage) £50
90 min Reflexology treatment combined with chakra healing - using crystals £70
60min Functional Reflex Therapy£50 **Children under 18yrs 30 mins £25
(Package offer) 6 FOR 5 OFFER.. pay for 5 treatments and receive the 6th HALF PRICE. Suggested for those living with a medical condition to get on top of the symptoms. Treatments can then be reduced to monthly sessions.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM EACH TREATMENT
What to expect from the 60 min treatment:
This consists of a gentle warm up, followed by a full Reflexology treatment, finishing with some light energy work and a gentle foot massage to close things down.
What to expect from a 75min treatment with Crystals:
A full Reflexology treatment using the healing energies of beautiful Rose Quartz Crystals to draw out any imbalance. Expect a deeper feeling of relaxation and healing.
What to expect from the 90 min treatment:
This treatment initially concentrates on the 7 chakras within the body. A chakra is an area of intense and focused energy. These spinning vortices of energy resemble wheels and indeed "chakra" is the Sanskrit for wheel. They are located from the crown of the head, along the spine, to the base of the spine. It is important to open the chakras and increase our energy flow, because the more energy we let flow, the healthier we are. Once we have balanced and opened the Chakras we will then go into a full Reflexology treatment, incorporating the Rose Quartz Crystals to drawn out any imbalances or tension held within the body. We then finish with some Functional Reflex Therapy to truly leave the body feeling relaxed and in a state of Bliss!
What to expect from the 60 min RLD technique:
This treatment is specifically for those clients suffering with primary or secondary Lymphoedema. It was developed by Sally Kay through extensive research and clinical practice and has attracted international awards and widespread recognition. please click here for more information.
What to expect from Functional Reflex Therapy:
This wonderful therapy has been designed for adults and children living with extremely high levels of anxiety, ADHD, Autism and other complex mental health conditions. Therefore expect TOTAL RELAXATION for a better state of mind. for more informationclick here
WHAT DO MY CLIENTS THINK
I have regular treatments with collette, purely for relaxation and stress.. I find them so relaxing and the crystals are so soothing and feel lovely when applied to the tender spots. I always feel so much better afterwards.
Aimee Bare - 31 weeks pregnant rated Body and Sole Reflexology 5 stars *****
For me having a busy lifestyle and not much down time I have found it has helped me to relax not only taking time to have the treatment but also the treatment itself has helped me to relax my body and mind. I have felt less stressed after each session and my sleep has also improved. I have found the lower back pain has eased after each treatment, although it does tend to come back in between treatments lugging this giant bump around!