What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a complementary therapy that works on the feet or hands enabling the body to heal itself. Illness, stress, injury and disease leave us in a state of “imbalance” with vital energy pathways blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium and encourage healing.
Who can benefit from Reflexology?
Since reflexology treats the whole person, not just the symptoms of disease, most people benefit from treatment. Usually you might feel relaxed and tension might be reduced after treatment; you may sleep better and you may notice a feeling of improved mood and general well being. You might also find that other aspects improve too, but this happens on a individual basis.
What Happens When You Go for Treatment?
Please inform the receptionist or clinician if you have a DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT) prior to your appointment. On your first visit there is a preliminary talk with the practitioner. Teresa then begins to work on your feet, or hands if necessary, noting problem areas. There may be discomfort in some places, but it is fleeting, and is an indication of congestion or imbalance in a corresponding part of the body. For the most part, the sensation is pleasant and soothing. A treatment session usually lasts between 30 and 60 minutes. A course of treatment varies in length depending on your body’s needs. Teresa will discuss this with you at the first session.
After the first treatment or two your body may respond in a very definite way: you may have a feeling of well-being and relaxation, or you may feel lethargic, nauseous or tearful, but this is transitory. Any reactions should be passed on to Teresa as it shows that your body is responding to treatment.