REFLEXOLOGY

WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?
Reflexology is an ancient healing therapy. It is based on the theory that there are reflex points relating to all of the body's structures and systems on the feet. For example, the big toe represents the head. A reflexologist can stimulate the internal organs, glands and bones of the body and bring them into a natural state of balance by massaging these reflex points on the feet.


BENEFITS OF REFLEXOLOGY
Reflexology reduces tension and anxiety. It promotes relaxation and the feeling of well being. It relaxes the mind and body and helps the body eliminate toxins. Most clients feel energised after a treatment. It can be beneficial for the following conditions:

Any Stress Related
Disease

Arthritis

Skeletal Problems in Back, Neck, Shoulder,
Knee, Hip, Pelvis etc

Bowel Disorders e.g. Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Depression and
Anxiety

Migraines and
Headaches

Flu, Sinuses and
Colds

Urinary Infections
- cystitis, UTI's

Sleeping
Disorders

Chest Infections and
Asthma

Helps maintain general
health

Boosts circulation of blood and lymph

Instils a feeling of well being and contentment

Cleanses the body of toxins and impurities

Menstrual Problems - cramps, bloating, ovarian cysts, irregular periods


After an injury, stress, illness or disease, the body is imbalanced. Reflexology restores balance and harmony to the body by clearing congested reflexes. It is a great boost to the immune system.

WHO IS REFLEXOLOGY FOR?
Reflexology is a safe, natural therapy for all. It can be used to treat infants, teenagers, pregnant women and the elderly. You do not have to be ill to have Reflexology, it is a very relaxing therapy and a good time for you and your body to relax and watch the world go by.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE A TREATMENT?
Regular reflexology treatments are a good way to keep your health in check. Even if you are not sick, a regular monthly reflexology treatment will boost your immune system and act as an ideal prevention of ill health. Regular treatments will maintain properly balanced systems and can prevent the occurrence of disease.

If you are ill and on medication, reflexology can be used as a complementary therapy along with medical treatment. Full details of your condition will be taken at your first consultation and you will be required to check with you doctor that reflexology will not interfere with your medication. Many doctors and consultants are recognising the benefits of this anxiety relieving and calming therapy.

MATERNITY REFLEXOLOGY - PREGNANCY, LABOUR AND FERTILITY

Reflexology is a wonderful therapy, which can be used safely during pregnancy and labour. It is best to wait until you are 12 weeks pregnant or more before you avail of a treatment. Reflexology is recommended by Holles Street Hospital in Dublin for pregnant women.


PREGNANCY AND LABOUR

It is also highly recommended by Dr Gowri Motha in her book 'Gentle Birth Method'. Dr Gowri Motha is famous for having treated Elle Macpherson and other famous stars during pregnancy. Her book can be purchased in Hodges Figgis.

Benefits of a reflexology treatment during Pregnancy & Labour can include some of the following:

Reduces morning sickness

Can bring relief from indigestion, constipation, haemorrhoids, and morning sickness.

Regularise Blood pressure

Helps with heartburn, backache and sciatica.

Will help you sleep better and give you more energy

Prepares the body for labour by balancing the body's systems, especially the endocrine system which is responsible for the secretion of many important hormones.

Reflexology can help induce labour naturally.

The length of labour can be very much reduced by having regular treatments in the weeks prior to your expectant delivery date.

Reflexology can be used during labour to help boost energy levels, aid deep muscle relaxation between contractions. It can stimulate production of natural endorphins.

After birth Reflexology babies are very calm, suckle better and are less prone to colic.


GETTING PREGNANT
Sometimes couples are told there is no obvious medical reason as to why they can't get pregnant. This often leaves couples wondering desperately what can they do. Often the reason can be down to stress and tension of our everyday life. You can't get pregnant until you relax and you can't relax because you can't get pregnant!

Why not try Reflexology as part of your solution? It has a good success rate and it's completely natural and is non-invasive. It can also be used alongside medicinal treatment primarily for relaxation.

Benefits of a reflexology treatment if a couple are having difficulty conceiving:

If both the male and female are treated it can help relax them during this tense time.

The endocrine system can be stimulated to help produce important hormones.

Sexual organs can be stimulated on the feet to strengthen them and encourage sperm count.


AFTER BIRTH
After the birth Reflexology can help you recover. It can do the following;

Replacing energy loss

Post natal depression

Caesarian recovery

Insomnia

Aid milk flow

Stress and anxiety

Helping uterus return to it's original state


REFLEXOLOGY AND CHILDREN
Children love reflexology and show the benefits of it very quickly. I visit crèches and treat infants (e.g. Lilliput Crèche in Foxrock) as part of their day. Infants and Children only need about a 10-minute treatment. Some parents have commented on how more relaxed their child is since they began getting reflexology and are sleeping straight through the night for up to 10 hours!

Reflexology for infants is particularly effective in helping soothe colic, bad sleeping patterns, low immune systems, asthma, ear and throat infections, digestive disturbances (e.g. constipation, trapped wind).

It's a great way to treat your infant naturally and avoid using antibiotics.

Babies and Children really do enjoy Reflexology. Once they receive one or two treatments they often have their feet up in the air ready for me to treat when I arrive!

 
:: MORE INFORMATION ON REFLEXOLOGY ::

>> WHERE DID IT ALL BEGIN ? read more...

>> WHAT HAPPENS DURING A REFLEXOLOGY TREATMENT? read more ...

>> WHAT REACTIONS MAY I EXPERIENCE DURING AND AFTER THE TREATMENT? read more ...

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