By Gail Webb
What is reflexology?
Reflexology also known as Zone therapy is an alternative medicine. It is based on a series of reflex areas located on your feet that connect to specific organs within your body.
What can it help with?
It is not used to diagnose or cure disease but can be advantageous in helping with conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis.
Particularly effective in improving nerve and blood supply throughout the body by facilitation the functioning of the nervous and circulatory systems.
Reflexology is gaining popularity especially as a stress reliever, giving a sense of heightened relaxation.
What will I experience?
A reflexology session will begin with an overview of your medical history in order to be made aware of any underlying health conditions you may have.
The whole treatment will last for 60 minutes. You will be asked to remove socks and shoes only and lie down comfortably upon the couch. A small amount of oil or cream will be applied to the feet. A gentle massage pressure will be applied to stimulate energy pathways in the body. Reflex points will be activated on the feet that correspond with one side of the body, and continue to the other foot that corresponds to the other side, until the whole body has been treated. conditions you may have.
When sensitive reflex points are activated, it may feel like a bruise when muscle groups being stimulated contract. Pressure is applied to that specific area to promote healing elsewhere in the body. conditions you may have.
It is recommended that you drink water and rest as necessary following treatment.
Can reflexology cause side effects?
Mild side effects may be experienced after a reflexology treatment which could include light headedness. tender feet. emotional sensitivity with smelly or cloudy urine as urea and lactic acid crystals have been broken down and sent into your bladder by way of release.
How much does it cost?
Your one-hour Reflexology will cost £35.00