I have been practicing Reflexology since 2004 and it is quite a passion! In addition to offering Reflexology treatments, I also teaches Reflexology
The price of a Reflexology treatment is £28 per session.
Reflexology is a wonderful treatment and is offered by Karen. It can help balance your body by applying pressure to the soles of your feet. The organs are mapped out on the feet in such a way that they are a microcosm of the human body. Reflexology is a systematic system of applying pressure to these organ reflexes in order to achieve a reaction to that specific organ or body part. This treatment encourage healing and balance in the body.
The way that the body is laid out on the feet is almost a mirror of the actual body. The right foot relates to the right hand side of the body along with the past, and the left relates to the left hand side of the body and the future. The placement of the organ reflexes has a logical placement relationship to where they are found on the body. For example the brain and head are found at the ‘top’ on the toes, and the pelvis at the ‘bottom’ at the heel of the foot. Where there are two organs present in the body, there will be one on each foot. If there is only one present, then it assumes the appropriate foot – ie the heart reflex will be found on the left foot and the liver on the right. In addition to the base of the foot, organ reflexes can be found on the top side of the foot and the sides of the foot and lower ankle. Reflexology can also be performed on the hands as a separate therapy, however it is not considered as effective when compared to the feet
In modern society stress and stress related illnesses have become an increasing problem. In early society's, the body’s response to stressful situations was important for protecting the individual on a physical basis. In such situations the body releases stress hormones – adrenaline – in order to facilitate the ‘fight or flight syndrome’. This encourages the body to perspire, increase blood pressure and convert proteins and fats into glucose - thus perpetrating the ‘fight or flight’. However in todays’ society physical responses to stress are unusual and one is left with a surplus of stress hormones in the body. This in turn is very damaging to the body. In particular white blood cells and mood controlling neurotransmitters are depleted, and T-cells in the lymphatic system are broken down. Reflexology reduces tension and promotes relaxation. In addition to encouraging healing, this also helps the body to produce T-cells, white blood cells and neurotransmitters. It is also possible for the therapist to pay a little more attention to the reflex points that play a significant role in healing stress – for example the solar plexus.
Reflexology works in various ways. For example the mere touch of one human on another can result in benefits by the passing of positive energy from one to the other. Thus the therapist providing reflexology to their client will be passing positive energy merely by the act of touching the clients’ foot with their hands. The principles of reflexology involve the stimulation of organs and body parts through pressure on various organ reflexes on the feet. This allows unblocking of energy and promotes healing of these organs and body parts. Additionally this stimulation encourages the body to detox and eliminate poisons that may have built up through the clients’ lifestyle. This theory is built upon the idea that the body is divided into longitudinal energy zones with each zone being a channel for life energy called Chi. Imbalances in the body can actually show in the feet – through certain organ reflexes being either tender or ‘lumpy’ Additionally the process of receiving reflexology induces relaxation in the client and of course this also helps the body to heal itself. This relaxation can also help to improve circulation. Unlike conventional medicine, reflexology works on the whole body and mind.