Reflexology in Inkersall and Chesterfield
Reflexology is an ancient art that dates back to 2330 BC in Egypt where it was believed that massaging the feet and hands offered pain relief relief and also strength to further help a person back to health. The ancient Chinese also worked the hands and feet to help maintain good health and prevent disease It has only recently been introduced to the Western world (in the last 100 years) and is proving to be ever more popular.
Reflexology is becoming ever more popular, it is an holistic therapy which treats the body as a whole. Its aim is to restore balance, heal and improve state of mind which encourages good health and happiness.
Reflexology is a gentle non-intrusive complementary therapy, based on the theory that reflex areas in the feet correspond to different areas of the body including all the major systems bones and organs.. The application of pressure with the hands to the reflex areas on the feet breaks down deposits, to clear the blockage, helping restore balance within the body. As reflexology is an holistic therapy it works on the belief that the relationship between our emotional and physical aspects are inter connected, one affects the other, stress being a good example. Stress usually starts in the mind with our thoughts and feelings and can then manifest itself in the body in numerous ways such as nervous stomach, headaches and insomnia. The optimal state for the body to heal is when it's totally relaxed.
As a reflexologist I strive to help you completely relax and enjoy your treatment and answer any questions you may have. Reflexology can relax your whole body relieving stress and tension and may be able to help give relief with many conditions including sleep problems, anxiety, circulation, depression, pain, helping to restore energy levels, improve digestion whilst promoting a very deep relaxation state enabling the body to rebalance and heal itself.
It may also help with fertility problems in helping the body to rebalance itself and help with stress reduction, in turn creating better conditions for fertility and all through the different stages of pregnancy. Reflexology may help by improving circulation, strengthening the immune system and helping to balance the hormonal system, all which helps towards conception.
Reflexology Lymph Drainage may help in reducing lymphoma in the body. Research is being carried out regarding the benefits of reflexology for cancer patients with wonderful results.
Whilst reflexology is a very safe therapy there are a few contra indications to be aware of:
Thrombosis, gout, undiagnosed pain, foot fractures, recent scars and wounds, osteoarthritis that affects the feet.
The first three months of pregnancy, although there is no evidence that reflexology can cause harm, this is the most unstable time of pregnancy.
For the first treatment you will be given a consultation where a full medical history will be taken along with questions regarding your lifestyle and diet. There are certain contra indications to having reflexology as stated above, and in certain cases you may need permission from your doctor. You will then be asked to sign a consent form agreeing to the treatment. For your treatment you will be required to take off your socks and shoes, you will recline in a chair and be wrapped in a blanket (if you so choose).
Having reflexology provides you with a little 'me' time where you can just relax in the lovely, calming atmosphere of the treatment room. Everything said is confidential.
First treatment with consultation usually lasts approximately 75 minutes
Subesquent Treatments approximately 60 minutes.
Gift vouchers are available upon request.