Reflexology, similarly to Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at all aspects of your life. In your initial consultation, Emi will look not only at your medical history and also the stress factors in your life. Reflexology works on the feet, hands or ears and it addresses the whole person, mind, body and spirit and not just symptoms. It can be used to help restore and maintain the body’s natural balance, and allow your body to heal itself.
How does Reflexology work?
Reflexology is based on the principle that areas in the feet, hands and ears relate to the internal organs and other structures of the body. The theory behind reflexology is that the entire body is mapped out on both feet and each organ and gland in the body is interconnected. By using the thumb and fingers to apply gentle pressure on reflex points and reflex areas, the entire body can be stimulated to encourage any blockages to break down and will also encourage the release of toxins.
The reflexology treatment itself seeks to relax you, rebalance your body and help your body to heal itself. After your reflexology session, you should feel relaxed & refreshed. You may also find your energy levels improve in the days following a session.
What can reflexology help with?
Relief from muscular aches and pains
Increased joint mobility
Increased relaxation & decreased stress levels
Boosting immune system
Promotes healing and recovery from surgery
Reflexology benefits include:
Reflexology can be used to relax the mind and body and is suitable for all ages. It can also be very beneficial for both fertility and in pregnancy. Other conditions reflexology is effective for include:
Reflexology and Pregnancy
Reflexology is very successful in the treatment of a wide variety of pregnancy discomforts and conditions. Studies have shown that women who have regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy have far shorter labours than those who don’t.
Reflexology during pregnancy can have many benefits, such as, relief from morning sickness, indigestion, constipation, haemorrhoids, fluid retention, swelling, reflexology during pregnancy prepares the body for labour by balancing all the body systems, especially the endocrine system which governs the labour process. using reflexology can also reduce the need for epidurals.
After birth, Reflexology babies are very calm, breast feed better, and are less prone to colic. Reflexology has also been shown to maintain or increase milk supply as well as helping with postnatal depression and general relaxation.