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Reflexology                                                                               

The ancient healing art of reflexology has been known to man for many thousands of years. It was first practiced by the early Indian, Chinese and Egyptian people who observed that congestion or tension in parts of the feet mirrored congestion or tension in a corresponding part of the body.

The Reflexologist uses her hands to apply gentle pressure to the feet to restore the natural free-flow of energy to the whole body. The name “reflexology” refers not only to the reflexes in the feet being stimulated but also to the theory that every part of the feet “reflects” an area of the body.

By picking up subtle signs in the feet, the Reflexologist can pinpoint subtle inbalances or blockages which correspond to different areas of the body – with the aim to restore balance & even out any blockages.



The therapy is very relaxing & soothing and not at all painful. The client may experience some areas of tenderness on the feet (like when you have a bruise & it is pressed) but this is fleeting & an indication that something is going on in that area of the body. By working these points more thoroughly the Reflexologist can help promote the body’s natural healing process.  


Reflexology does not claim to diagnose, prescribe nor cure.

It DOES however encourage the elimination of toxins, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, relaxes the mind body & spirit AND helps normalise the body’s functions. This usually results in an overall feeling of well-being & eases or totally eradicates symptoms of any number of ailments.

These include : Allergies / Hay fever, Back complaints,  Bladder and Kidney problems,  Children’s bed wetting, Constipation Digestive disorders e.g. IBS, Hormonal Imbalance, Insomnia, Menopausal discomfort, Respiratory problems including Asthma , Skin complaints e.g. Eczema,  Stress & Tension and Migraine Headaches.

Requires the client to remove shoes & socks only  - and don’t worry – it doesn’t tickle !


Reflexology for Fertility

(see also Fertility, Pregnancy & Women’s health page)

Reflexology for fertility will help on an emotional as well as physical level.

Physically it can help to regulate the menstrual cycle and to smooth out any unwanted symptoms that may accompany the period such as PMT, scanty or excessive bleeds, irregular cycles, mid cycle bleeds, headaches, cramping & backache. It can also help with hormonal imbalances often associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

This in itself should help to enhance the receptivity of the uterus and to enhance the quality of the ovum (eggs waiting to ovulate).

Emotionally, the reflexology can be a support to you just to relax, chill out & have someone outside of your normal circle to speak to. Reflexology also works on an energy level so it can bring about changes to you on many levels, allowing you to change attitudes & behaviors which may be standing in your way of parenthood.





Reflexology is also a tremendous support for couples choosing assisted conception, as it is an excellent way to help to cope with the often stressful procedures, and to help balance any side effects of the drug therapy, as well as being an emotional support.

Don’t forget those DAD’s to be too!! Men need some attention too & are often forgotten at this time.

Reflexology is just as beneficial to the male as it helps lower stress levels which can have an adverse reaction on sperm productivity & development, as well as giving the man someone else to talk to about his feelings at this time.

You may decide that Reflexology alone is enough for you at this time or you could explore the mind/ body link in more depth with TheWholeU Fertility Therapy.

See Fertility, Pregnancy & Women’s Health page for more details.


Samantha is a full member of The Association of Reflexologists

 

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