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Reflexology

How does reflexology fit in?

Reflexology is an ancient therapy that has been practiced for over 5000 years. But it is only over the past hundred or so years that it has gained popularity in the western world.

Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body.

When a body is out of balance due to illness, stress, injury or disease, certain energy pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexologists believe that working these points or areas aids relaxation and helps improve wellbeing.

The main objective of reflexology is to bring the body to a state of relaxation or homeostasis so that it can

Physical benefits of reflexology

  • Relieves the effects of stress

  • Improves circulatory disorders

  • Improves the immune system

  • Helps relieve pain i.e.; backache, joint stiffness

  • Improves bowel movements

  • Improves nerve stimulation

  • Eliminates toxins from the body

  • Helps digestive problems

  • Helps improve pre-menstrual symptoms, hormone related imbalances, and fertility

What are contra-actions?

A contra-action is a reaction to treatment either during or after a session. As everybody is different the responses to a reflexology treatment will also differ for each person. These responses can occur during a session, immediately once the treatment has finished or up to 48hrs after.

 

It is extremely rare for a person to have an adverse reaction to a reflexology treatment. Any sign of a contra-action is a good indication that the treatment is working.

 

After a reflexology treatment the body will start to release toxins and depending on your health and the condition you are suffering from (if any) it will determine how strong the contra-action will be. In some cases it will take at least 3 to 6 treatments for some of these to subside.​

Here is a brief list of contra-actions that may occur:

  • Sweating of the palms or the soles of the feet

  • Coughing

  • Laughing or crying

  • Sighing deeply

  • Twitching or tingling of the limbs

  • Sudden cramp

  • Electric-shock type feeling in associated zone

  • Warmth in the zone being treated

  • Fatigue or the need to sleep

  • Freedom from joint pain

Sometimes after a treatment you may feel worse or have other side effects that you were not expecting. This is known as the ‘healing crisis’. The best wayto explain this reaction is how we feel when we go exercising and how we ache after an aerobics class, your body’s reaction gets worse before it gets better.

Reflexology can help with:

  • Stress relief

  • Improved sense of wellbeing

  • Pain relief

  •  Reduced physical tension

  •  Increased energy levels

  •  Maintaining health

  •  Improvement of physical condition

People of all ages can benefit from reflexology treatments and it is of specific value in stress management and the treatment of muscular pain, as well as digestive and respiratory problems. Stress and tension are responsible for the lowering of the efficiency of the immune system.

Mental benefits of reflexology

  • Can be helpful in alleviating stress, anxiety and headaches 

  • Allows a more restful sleep 

  • Increases energy levels 

  • Creates a feeling of well-being 

  • Helps with relaxation 

  • A sense of calmness 

  • Encourages the body to heal itself 

  • Relief from depression 

  • Clearer thinking and focus 

  • Higher levels of concentration 

  • And many other benefits