Reflexology is one of the most popular complementary therapies and is recognised by the NHS, many GPs and given to patients to improve wellbeing in some hospitals and hospices. It is based on the principle that the entire body is mirrored on the feet. It is a scientific art which links all body parts to specific reflex areas and by gently massaging these reflex points on the foot, nerve endings and blood circulation are stimulated helping the body to remove blockages and restore natural balance.
By reducing stress it causes physiological changes in the body such as reduced inflammation, the removal of toxins and the release of pain relief and well being hormones (endorphins and cortisone). By removing tension and stress, the body can begin to heal and function as nature intended.
Research has shown that reflexology can help reduce the level of the stress hormone cortisol, which will help you feel calmer and less stressed.
Reflexology may help relieve conditions such as:
- Anxiety and stress
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Acid reflux
- Pre-menstrual tension
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Menopausal symptoms
- Depression and many more.
There have been many recent controlled studies to support this particularly in the area of pain relief, insomnia and the menopause. Research is ongoing to show evidence of the healing nature of this therapy. Please contact me if you would like more details of these.
Hormones are essential for women’s health but if out of balance, can affect the mind and emotions detrimentally. Those suffering from pre-menstrual syndrome, the peri-menopause or the menopause know this only too well. It can sometimes feel like our hormones are ruling our lives and can leave us feeling out of control. If you are at this stage, it may be time to consider reflexology to ease your symptoms, reduce feelings of stress, regain balance and improve well being.
I am passionate about supporting women who are going through the menopause, as what should be an opportunity for transformation and growth is often blighted by uncomfortable symptoms such as insomnia, hot flushes, anxiety and memory problems to name but a few! Recent research studies have found reflexology is an effective therapy for sleep disorders and hot flushes during menopause and effective for reducing depression and increasing quality of life during this period of life. Reflexology could be the answer you are looking for if you are struggling or feeling overwhelmed and I would love to hear from you to help support you at this time.
Reflexology for Children and Teenagers
Young children and teenagers respond very well to the healing touch of reflexology. There are many pressures on young people these days and mental health problems are sadly common. Reflexology can help provide relief from anxiety and worry and calm active minds that find it hard to switch off. I always adapt the length of the session and firmness of touch according to the needs of the recipient, so very young children may only need half an hour or however long they are prepared to stay still! You may be suprised how long otherwise restless children can stay still as they enjoy the calming feeling of foot reflexology so much!
Reflexology does not claim to cure or diagnose any condition. Please get in touch if you would like more details on how this therapy could help a particular condition. Even if you don’t have any health issues but you wish to feel more balanced, more positive, sleep better, have more energy and know you are doing something good for your well being, this therapy is for you.
What to expect from a Reflexology Session
At your first appointment we will complete a confidential medical and emotional wellbeing form and discuss how you are hoping reflexology can help you. You will be asked to remove your shoes and socks and will be made comfortable on the massage couch. Some people think it will feel ticklish or uncomfortable, but my clients say it feels wonderful and a deeply relaxing experience. This is your time to do what you want with, some of my clients choose to talk, whilst others drift off to sleep or relax deeply while still being fully aware of the sensations of the treatment. If I feel any areas of imbalance or congestion, I will let you know at the end of the session. Please allow at least one hour for your appointment to give you time to relax fully after the treatment. There will be time at the end for a drink, a discussion of the treatment and aftercare advice.
If you would prefer to experience reflexology on your face rather than the feet, please see the Facial Reflexology page for more details.
- Promotes deep relaxation both physical and emotional
- Improves the mood to help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety
- Aids restful sleep and encourages normal sleep patterns
- Relieves tension in the body, both muscular and mental
- An improved sense of well-being
- Encourages healing to relieve many conditions
Reflexology session – £45
Book a course of three sessions for £125
If you can’t decide between foot and facial reflexology why not try both: 30 mins facial and 30 mins foot – £50
My Lee on the Solent treatment room is also perfectly located for local residents in Fareham, Stubbington, Gosport and Alverstoke.