What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a natural therapy founded on the belief that your feet and hands are a reflection of the systems in your body - where specific areas correspond to organs, glands and structure. By applying gentle pressure to areas of the feet or hands a Reflexologist can help the body restore its own healthy balance.
Reflexology aims to treat the individual as a whole, creating a state of harmony in both body and mind. It has the benefit of also being a deeply relaxing therapy, and during periods of relaxation the body takes the opportunity to heal, restore and energise itself.
Reflexology is suitable for all ages, from baby to adult, and can be especially helpful for long-term and recurring conditions. Reflexology is a complementary therapy and should therefore not be used as an alternative to conventional medicine.
What can Reflexology help with?
Here are a few of the more common conditions that can be supported with reflexology:
Female health and wellbeing
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Maternity & Fertility
Headaches & Migraines
PMT, PMS & menstrual problems
Stress & Tension
Insomnia & Sleep Disorders
Sinusitis, Hayfever & other allergies
Reflexology is a wonderful way of maintaining your body's healthy balance and general wellbeing, reducing the stresses and tensions that come with busy lifestyles and giving us a space to reflect on the mind as well as the body.
Reflexology can induce a deep state of relaxation, which improves the effectiveness of the treatment. Relaxing helps relieve tension and aids circulation, increasing the flow of nutrients, oxygen and energy to all parts of the body, helping with the removal of toxins.
While it is not a cure, reflexology can be particularly helpful in managing many health conditions, especially constant or recurring ones that we might have come to accept over time as being a normal part of life.
Duopody reflexology is a unique technique in which both feet are treated simultaneously. This differs from the traditional Ingham method of reflexology where each foot is treated separately. The Duopody technique was devised by Sue Alma Evans, the Author of Duopody and Director of Inspira Academy of Reflexology and Reiki.
The first Duopody session lasts for 1½ hours, during which an in-depth, confidential health consultation is undertaken. A visual and tactile analysis of your feet will be performed and a treatment provided. These results will be recorded and discussed with you. An individualised treatment plan is developed with the purpose of rebalancing body and mind and aiming to reduce symptoms being experienced. Future treatments may vary in duration depending on your needs. With this methodical, clinical and personalised approach, specific conditions or injuries can be targeted.
In addition to the Duopody treatment, a variety of other techniques can also be used including; NEPIP a specific treatment for Stress; ART (Advanced Reflexology Techniques); CALM technique which seeks to counteract the pressures of modern life and the traditional Ingham method. Specific Treatments are also available for fertility, maternity and post-natal.