Reflexology works over the reflex points in the feet which are said to mirror the body and its internal organs. Using their fingers and thumbs the therapist works to help clear blockages in the zones. It is believed that where there is imbalance, those areas of the feet may feel tender, but usually ease as the points are worked upon.
A private and confidential consultation is taken at your first treatment. For current prices and approximate length of treatment, please see the Price list page.
After a treatment most people say they feel very relaxed, re-balanced and de-stressed. Some fall asleep while having the therapy. Occasionally a few people have a healing crisis after a therapy and feel unwell for a while. This is a positive sign which usually settles within 24 – 48 hours. Drinking water and resting after the treatment is advised.
I usually see clients at my Pilates and Beyond therapy room in Darlington but will go out to businesses and clients’ homes in and around Darlington when necessary.
Reflexology is a pleasant therapy, usually given on the feet, but it can also be given on the hands. It was researched, documented and developed by Dr. William Fitzgerald, then brought over to Britain by Eunice Ingham in the 1930s, when modern Reflexology began. Eunice mapped the feet and confirmed Dr. Fitzgerald’s findings. The therapy has been traced back to ancient times in countries such as Egypt, China, Japan and India, through writings, drawings and artefacts found within those countries.
Reflexology is a holistic, non–invasive therapy and only shoes and socks need to be removed before treatment begins. Treatment is usually given with the client lying on a therapy couch, but can also be given whilst seated in a chair with the client’s legs raised on a stool.
Reflexology is reported to relax the body and reduce stress levels, which is thought to be the cause of some health conditions such as certain skin conditions, digestive problems, anxiety, insomnia, tension and headaches. It has also been reported that it may help with some conditions such as constipation, menopause, general aches and pains, by stimulating areas of congestion and imbalance. When the body is more relaxed, it may function more efficiently.
Most people can have Reflexology but there are some contra-indications for some people, your therapist will discuss this with you and your GP’s advice may be sought, with your consent, as complementary therapies are not an alternative to medical treatment or advice.
If you have any further queries please give me a call or email me.