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Qualified with the British Reflexology Association – 1993
 
Kingsthorpe, Northampton
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What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a sophisticated form of massage and manipulation, in which the therapist works with fingers and thumbs on reflex areas found in the feet. Since each of these reflex areas correspond to a distinct part of the body, it is possible to treat specific areas of the body. As the treatment is given via the feet, it is far less intrusive of personal space than some other therapies.

Patients usually report experiencing a feeling of deep relaxation and well-being, both during and following a treatment.

Whilst Reflexology does not claim to be a "cure-all", many clients have reported that it has helped them, both in maintaining general well-being, and improving specific complaints. These have included:

  • General pain relief
  • Digestive disorders
  • Headaches & migraine      
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Pregnancy-related conditions     
  • Sinus congestion
  • Stress & anxiety
  • Stiffness of neck/back

What Happens in a Reflexology Treatment?

During the first consultation a brief medical history will be taken.

Treatment follows with the use of cream to aid the movement of the therapist’s thumbs, fingers and knuckles over all areas of the feet. As the therapist’s hands pass over certain areas, a sharp discomfort may be felt, in others merely a firm pressure.

Listening, nurturing and sustained touch can all be powerful therapeutic tools in themselves. Whilst some clients prefer to stay silent, or indeed fall asleep, others benefit from an hour of high quality one-to-one personal time, giving an opportunity for communication whilst the physical aspect of the treatment takes place.

The number of sessions will vary; in addressing a specific issue, three weekly sessions are advised followed by subsequent sessions with increasing intervals between them. For general relaxation and to promote well-being, sessions at 4-6 weekly intervals are usually sufficient.