What is Reflexology?

 

Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the

feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body.

Reflexologists work holistically with their clients and

aim to work alongside allopathic healthcare to promote better health for their clients. 

What happens when you attend for a treatment?

A full medical history will be requested on your first treatment, and you will be asked to sign a consent form for treatment.

 

This information will of course be kept securely stored & confidential at HTC.

 

Reflexology is a very easy therapy to receive; depending on the type of reflexology, the most clothing that will have to be removed for a treatment to take place will be your socks and shoes.

The therapist will then use their hands to apply pressure to the feet, lower leg, hands, ears or face, depending on the type of reflexology chosen. You may feel areas of transient discomfort during the treatment, but generally the experience should be relaxing.

The therapist may recommend a course of treatments.

A brief history of Reflexology

Whilst the art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, this

therapy was not introduced to the West until Dr William Fitzgerald developed

'Zone therapy'.

 

He believed that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas

and organs of the body within the same zone.

In the 1930's, Eunice Ingham further developed this zone theory into what is known as reflexology today.

Her opinion was that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is

mirrored in the corresponding part of the body.

 

 

Contact your provider today to find out.

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Some Potential Benefits of Reflexology

1. May Relieve Pains and Aches

2. Facilitates Certain Nerve Function Stimulation 

3. May Aid in Fighting Anxiety and Depression

4. Can Assist in Stimulating Circulation Improvements

5. May Stimulate Healthier Processes in Feet

6. Can Facilitate Relaxation and Better Sleep

7. May Support Reduction in PMS and Menopausal Symptoms

8. Can Aid in Lowering Blood Pressure

9. May Aid Symptom Relief in Particular Cancerous Conditions

10. Can Assist Detoxification Processes

Is Reflexology suitable for you?

This is generally a therapy type which can be received by anyone at any age, from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care, and everyone in between.

However, there may occasionally be times when it is not suitable to provide a treatment. The best advice we can give you is to discuss your queries with our Reflexologist.. give her a ring and ask!

We are here to help.

What About Pregnancy & Reflexology?

Obviously when you are pregnant you want

to make sure that everything you do is safe for both you and your baby.

 

Reflexology is generally considered safe throughout pregnancy, provided there are no complications and your reflexologist knows that you're pregnant.

 

Complications such as miscarriages are more common in the first term of pregnancy, Some reflexologists are not prepared

to treat during the first trimester.

 

Talk to Georgina regarding the optimal timeframes & benefits of Reflexology around pregnancy & post-natal phases.

It would be often prudent for a patient to

wait until after their 12 week scan before commencing a course of reflexology treatments, especially if they have you have not had reflexology before.

 

 There are some conditions where Reflexology should be avoided altogether and these include:

• Pre-term labour

At any time before 37 weeks

• Placenta previa

If Grade II or III after 32 weeks

• Hydroamnios

If there is too much amniotic fluid around the baby after 32 weeks.

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