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Reflexology

 



Reflexology is based on the principle that congestion or tension in any part of the foot mirrors congestion or tension in a corresponding part of the body. These parts, known as reflex points can also be found on the hands and other body parts, however, the most commonly treated area is the feet.
 

Benefits of Seeing a Reflexologist


Reflexology has many beneficial and lasting effects. Some treatments are gentle in nature, aiming to restore systems for better function while others are more specific, addressing the client's particular conditions. It is a healing process that can be safely used when it is not convenient to treat other body parts. As a non-intrusive technique, it heals indirectly. Reflexology can be a relaxing therapy that works on many levels, soothing, calming, balancing and boosting the entire body.

The client's case history leads to the treatment protocol so that the technique is tailored to the needs of the client. A Reflexologist can facilitate relief for:
  • Sinus pain
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Migraines
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome and other menstrual irregularities
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Sciatica
  • Asthma
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain

General benefits of Reflexology include:

  • Reduced stress and tension
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced toxicity
  • Improved immunity
  • Increased body awareness

Foot Reflexology Sessions

A foot reflexology session usually lasts about an hour, depending on the age and state of the patient's health. There is no need to get undressed as it is required that only shoes and socks are removed. After a session, the patient will become aware of the changes taking place as toxins released from congested systems are processed and eliminated.
 


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