REFLEXOLOGY - THE STIMULATION OF THE BODIES OWN HEALING FORCES
REFLEXOLOGY is a non- invasive complementary therapy that is based on the theory that the body is mapped on the feet in a series of reflex points that correspond to organs, glands and 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.
L ets 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 treatment (for those of you who feel 60mins just isn't enough!) £50
90 min treatment a reflexology treatment combined with chakra healing through the feet - using crystals £60
(Package offer) 6 FOR 5 OFFER.. pay for 5 treatments and receive the 6th FREE OF CHARGE. 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 the 60 min treatment:
This consists of a gentle warm up, followed by a full Reflexology treatment using the healing energies of beautiful Rose Quart Crystals, to draw out any imbalance or work any tender areas. Finishing with some light energy work and a gentle foot massage to close things down.
What to expect from a 75min treatment:
Expect and extra 15mins of energy work and going back over any sore reflexes or areas that needed a bit of extra TLC.
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.
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!
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