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Reflexology is a holistic healing art, working reflex points of the feet. Reflex points correspond to all the bodies systems and helps achieve and maintain homeostasis (balance). When the body is under high levels of stress, it holds onto toxins that create illness or anxiety being unable to perform our daily tasks with focused concentration. Being in the state of physical relaxation we are able to release toxins, calm our minds and change our attitudes, release our pain while restoring our energy.
Reflexology has been shown to be effective for:
- Sleep disorders
-Stress related disorders
- Anxiety and depression
A typical reflexology treatment lasts for 1 hour after an initial 10 minute consultation. If you have a serious health problem and are on medication, you may need to check with your doctor before we begin treatment, but we can discuss this prior to your appointment.
You will be asked to remove your shoes and socks, and be seated in a comfortable reclining chair, made comfortable with blanket and cushions if required. Relaxing music is played and low lighting used to create a relaxing atmosphere. I will begin by massaging the feet, and then Using thumb and fingers to apply pressure to the reflexes, and finish, the treatment with the massage routine. Some areas of the feet may feel tender when pressed but this will pass. The general experience should feel relaxing. After the treatment I will discuss my findings with you and work out a treatment plan, if required. For chronic conditions a course of 5 or 6 treatments once or twice a week is recommended, followed by regular monthly maintanace treatments if required. To maintain well-being, monthly treatments are recommended.
Below is a video from the Association of Reflexologists, which will give you an idea on what to expect from a treatment.
Reiki means universal life force energy. The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words - Rei which means "universal" and Ki which means "life force energy" so Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy"
Reiki is an ancient japenese form of energy healing that cleanses and balances the energynpatterns in the body. As a result, the body's natural healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum mental, emotional and physical health.
Reiki is a form of spiritual practice used as a complementary therapy proposed for the treatment of physical, emotional, mental & spiritual ailments.
* Accelerates the body's natural self healing abilities
* Relaxes muscles and tension
* Clears toxins
* Increases energy
* Relieves fatigue
* Eases aches and pains
* Promotes sleep
Emotional & Mental
* Creates deep relaxation and aids the body to relieve stress and tension
* Promotes feelings of calmness and well being
* Encourages emotional release
* Helps unlock suppressed feelings
* Soothes emotional distress
* Promotes a peaceful and positive outlook
Swedish Massage relaxes the entire body, is beneficial for increasing oxygen levels in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, loosening the muscles & breaking down knots, improving circulation & flexibility, while easing tension.
Massage can help and improve conditions such as
* muscle tension
* muscle strains
* repetitive strain injuries
* back pain
* headaches and migraines
A full body Swedish Massage treatment, is a wonderfully relaxing experience, as well as supporting your physical and mental health.
Indian Head Massage
Indian Head massage is a relaxing holistic treatment that uses acupressure massage on the head, face, neck and shoulders. It aims to rebalance your body's energies, and has the following herapeutic benefits:
Hair - increases circulation to the scalp which helps improve hair condition and promotes healthy hair growth
Eyes - relaxes and soothes tense eye muscles
Skeletal system - helps increase joint mobility and flexibility in shoulders, neck and arm. It improves posture and reduces tension in the tissues making them more flexible which minimises the stress on bones and joints, reducing their need to overwork to compensate for muscles not working properly
Muscular system - improved circulation helps remove waste particularly lactic acid, from muscles reducing aches and soreness. The treatment on the head, neck and shoulder helps reduce tension, sinusitis and congestion. It stretches the tissues, increases flexibility, and releases tightness in overworked or tense muscles. Stress reduction helps prevent stress-induced muscle spasm in back as well as shoulders and arms; reduction in inflammation or pain and headaches
Circulatory system - improves circulation, thus improving the delivery of nutrients and oxygen and speeding up the removal of wastes and toxins; lowers blood pressure
Lymphatic system - improves lymphatic circulation thus speeding up the removal of excess fluid and waste from cells, helping to reduce swelling or oedema and reducing the risk of infection through improved production and delivery of white blood cells
Nervous system - reduces effects of stress thus facilitating sleep, reduces anxiety, slows down heart rate, improves breathing, releases physical and mental tension, promotes feelings of calm and well-being; helps unblock congestion throughout the body enabling improved neural communication; release of tension increases energy levels; relieves mental and physical strain thereby improving concentration
Chakras - an increased feeling of awareness and a sense of calm, peace and tranquillity due to the rebalancing of the chakras