Reflexology is a therapeutic treatment that allows the whole body to relax and rejuvenate. It works on the principle that the foot has ‘reflex’ points that correspond to various structures and vital organs of the body.
The simplest and most fundamental concept of Reflexology is when a specific area, or reflex zone, is stimulated it creates significant and long-lasting changes within the body.
These changes occur when the application of pressure sends a calming message from the peripheral nerves to the central nervous system. This stimulus, as well as creating an overall feeling of relaxation, increases blood and oxygen supply to the specific organ and structures. This not only works to improve the organ function but also improves the transportation of nutrients to the cells enhancing healing and re-growth of damaged cells.
With improved circulation and improved organ function, the body becomes more efficient at eliminating waste and toxins, reducing fluid retention and constipation. Once waste products are removed efficiently from our bodies we see improvements in joint mobility, reduction in headaches and improved digestion.
As our body resumes to a more optimal functioning we see a reduction in fatigue, increased energy, improved quality of sleep, improved mood and reduction of response to stress. This harmonious balance brings about good health with optimal immune function and improved metabolism decreasing the onset of illness.
Reflexology is also very helpful for the relief of unpleasant side effects of cancer treatment by inducing relaxation, reducing anxiety and aiding with sleep difficulties. It is commonly provided in Cancer Support Centres.
In my experience as a Reflexologist, I have seen the greatest improvements in the areas of:
- Decreased Fluid Retention – Swollen Ankle and Feet
- Improved mobility
- Improved circulation directly to the feet decreasing aching legs and feet.
- Decreases in Stress by aiding relaxation
- Reduction in cramps throughout the feet and legs.
- Improved respiratory system –less frequent infections.
- Significantly improved Sleep patterns
- Improved Vitality and Wellness
“I love the simplicity of reflexology and its ability to have such a significant impact on overall health and wellbeing. I have seen wonderful results in my practice”
Jill Forslind Naturopath
Reflexology can be undertaken simply as a relaxation with one visit. For therapeutic benefits it is recommended weekly appointment over 6 – 8 weeks to see significant improvements in health. Schedule Fees are in place depending on the choice of program.
A mobile service is also available.