Reflex and Renew
Reflexology is a natural, holistic therapy
Reflexology is for everyone
Reflexology is relaxing- relaxation encourages healing
Reflexology is tailored to the individual and their needs
Reflexology can be used effectively to support people suffering from a range of conditions
Reflexology can release tension
Reflexology is safe
Reflexology is an ancient practice and historians have found evidence of Egyptians documenting a form of foot massage as early as 2500 BC as a form of medicine. Since then this practice has been found to have roots in India, China and latterly, Europe.
It is based on the belief that hands and feet contain maps of our organs, systems and structures and by manipulating certain points on hands or feet, a change can be brought about in another area which is known as a reflex. This type of manipulation can then help to clear imbalances and encourage the body to mobilise its own healing power.
Reflexologists do not diagnose or treat illness; it does not replace conventional treatments.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy and works alongside conventional treatments.
Since qualifying in classical reflexology I have undertaken further training in Nerve reflexology, Vertical Reflex therapy (VRT) and Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD). Each of theses techniques can be used as a stand alone treatment or, they can be combined for effective results. During your consultation we will make a decision about which technique is best for you. Below is a short summary of each technique.
VERTICAL REFLEX THERAPY (VRT)
Vertical reflex therapy (VRT) is a very effective and powerful technique which appears to access additional healing powers when applied. Part of the secret of this technique appears to be stimulating particular reflexes on the feet whilst the feet are engaged on the floor, or the hands palms down on a surface results in rapid healing. It is a very fast treatment and only takes a few minutes to perform and is often administered before a conventional treatment.
VRT can be used on everyone , Lynne Booth , the founder of this exceptional technique has also developed a range of self help techniques that can be used easily by everyone. Amongst her many innovations are effective relief of cramps and restless legs , pain relief techniques and techniques from sports injuries to sinus difficulties and techniques which may help increase mobility.
Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD)
RLD is a truly amazing and gentle technique, Lymph drainage helps release toxins from the body and has had a tremendous effect in reducing swelling caused by secondary lymphoedema in women who have had lymph nodes removed as a consequence of breast cancer. It is an exceptional technique for people who suffer inflammatory auto- immune conditions including: rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, fibromyalgia, and premenstrual fluid retention to name but a few. This treatment brings remarkable results and I am honoured to have been awarded RLD practitioner status.
Nerve reflexology for low back, neck and shoulder pain
Nerve reflexology aims to support people experiencing chronic pain, it works by pressing on precise areas on the foot known as nerve reflex points to affect nervous system is affected. When we experience pain nerve endings have sent signals through central nervous system which the brain then interprets the sensation of pain and responds accordingly to protect the system, by interrupting these signals the nervous system reinterprets the signals and pain is reduced. This technique is used for chronic pain and often in conjunction with medical support.
Classical reflexology is a foot massage based on the idea that the hands and feet contain and map of the structures and organs of the body. During this massage all the organs and structures of the body are manipulated with the aim of re balancing the body and encouraging it to mobilise its own healing properties. As with all other techniques, classical reflexology is deeply relaxing and has relevance for all our health needs, it has tremendous healing properties and is often used for pain relief, including end of life care. Other uses as fertility, pregnancy and childbirth to name but a few.