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What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is based on the principle that all organs, structures and systems of the body have a corresponding reflex point on the hands and feet. Working these reflexes properly may assist well-being in a safe and natural way. It may help to reduce everyday stresses and strains, aid relaxation and improve circulation, thereby revitalising energy levels.

It is an holistic therapy and aims to work on a physical, mental and emotional level, assisting the body to regain it's natural balance. Treatment also involves discussion of other factors that may be affecting health and well being such as diet and lifestyle. If relevant, sessions will look at how these factors may be addressed and changes that could be made to improve health.

With ever increasing levels of stress, it is important that people take more responsibility for their own health care needs. Reflexology can be incorporated into a preventative healthcare lifestyle as we continue to realise the damage caused to health by our environment. Stress related conditions may respond particularly well to reflexology. The deep state of relaxation patients experience during treatment may begin to relieve anxiety and stress from the very first session.
The therapy is suitable for all ages from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care. It is an effective therapy in it's own right but is also used to complement allopathic medicine and NHS hospitals increasingly employ reflexologists to support conventional treatment.
The initial appointment takes up to one and a half hours and will include a full consultation, medical history and lifestyle profile, followed by a treatment. Subsequent treatments last between 45 minutes and one hour. Frequency depends upon the nature of the condition being treated and this will be discussed at the first session. Each session of reflexology is tailored to meet the needs of the individual.

After a focused course of reflexology many people find it beneficial to continue with periodic treatments in order to help maintain health and well-being.

Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. The therapy should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.
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