What is reflexology?

This complementary therapy is based on the principle that reflex points on the feet (or hands) correspond to areas throughout the body. Reflexologists work these reflexes with their thumbs and fingers using specialised massage techniques  to help correct imbalances throughout the body and help release blocked energy. This in turn can help promote relaxation, stress relief and self healing in the body.

A brief history of reflexology

An early form of reflexology is said to have been used by the Chinese more than 5000 years ago in their pressure therapies. These ancient forms of foot massage were based on principles that energy zones run throughout the body. These principles were further developed in the early 19th century and expanded by practitioners such as Dr William Fitzgerald and Eunice Ingham. Reflexology was introduced to Britain in the early 1960's and its popularity continues to grow.

Who can have reflexology?

Foot Reflexology is a non intrusive complementary therapy which is suitable for most people. However, occasionally there may be times when it is not suitable. A consultation will be carried out before the treatment to check if there are any contra - indications (anything which would prevent treatment) or if the treatment will need to be adapted. In some circumstances your doctor's permission may be required before treatments can commence. if you are pregnant, please consult with your midwife or doctor before treatment.

Each treatment is tailored to the your individual needs. Reflexologists do not claim to cure, prescribe or diagnose and should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.

What happens when I go for a treatment?

A comprehensive consultation will be taken, including your medical history, and we will discuss the benefits to be achieved.

As just the feet are being worked, you will remain fully clothed and simply remove your shoes and socks. You will be invited to relax on a reclining chair. Your feet will be cleansed at the start of the treatment and then a variety of reflexology techniques will be used depending on the individual needs. The treatment lasts approximately one hour including consultation. On your first visit, please allow around 1 hour 20 minutes as detailed consultation will be required.

Will reflexology help me?

Circulation / Toxins

Good circulation in the body is vital for bringing oxygen and nutrients to the cells and also removing toxins. Stress and tension can restrict circulation causing the body to become more sluggish. Reflexology may help improve circulation and lymph flow which encourages the body's removal of toxins and impurities. This helps the body to restore its equilibrum / its balance - naturally.

Stress

With increasing levels of stress in every day life, more and more people are taking control of their own health needs. If the body is under prolonged stress, the body is less capable of fighting illness and so more prone to become ill. This may affect your health and well being which in turn may make life harder in other areas such as your work life, relationships and home life.

Reflexology may be one of the ways to help mitigate the stresses of today's busy and hectic modern life as the treatment aids deep relaxation for both the body and the mind. The treatment can be relaxing but also can be changed to be more invigorating to increase energy levels if this is the desired outcome.

Potential benefits of reflexology can include:

  • Feeling of deep relaxation
  • Increased energy levels
  • Release of endorphins (the body's feel good hormones - which can also provide pain relief)
  • Improved circulation
  • More efficient removal of impurities and toxins
  • A stronger immune system

Reflexology may help conditions such as:

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Headaches / migraine
  • Digestive problems
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stress /Anxiety

  How will I feel after a treatment?

After a treatment, clients have reported feeling relaxed, their mood and sense of well being improved. They often have a great nights sleep and have felt more productive and energised the following day.


Aftercare

Clients should try to rest after the treatment and avoid alcohol and caffeine as these have a stimulating effect and are also toxins which we are trying to help remove. Resting will help your body's natural healing process and also drinking plenty of water will help remove toxins.


Prices

Reflexology £38.00 per session.  (60 minutes) 

Reflexology £30.00 per session  (30 minutes) 

Have 5 treatments and receive £5 off the 6th treatment.


                                                                         

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Holistics by Kay - Reflexology in Manchester

Holistic Therapies Manchester

07958 914 867

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