Reflexology
Who Can Benefit From Reflexology?
There are no boundaries or limitations on who can have relexology treatments. Since reflexology treats the whole person, not just the symptoms of disease, most people benefit from treatment. Reflexology does no harm and has no side effects, and it is suitable for children, older people, pregnant women, nursing mothers, babies, and people with any type of chronic or acute condition(s).

Most conditions, acute or chronic, can be treated or alleviated by Reflexology techniques, particularly those brought on by a stressful lifestyle, including:
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Nervous Disorders: Alzheimer’s Disease, anxiety, stroke, coma, depression, epilepsy, migraine/headaches, hyperactivity, insomnia
  • Circulatory Disorders: Anaemia/Sickle Cell, Angina, Carpel-Tunnel Syndrome, Common Cold, Heart problems, Hypertension, Palpitations
  • Lymphatic and Immune disorders: Childhood infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, Glandular Fever, viral infections
  • Respiratory Disorders: Asthma, Bronchitis, Hyperventilation, Lung problems
  • Digestive disorders: mouth problems, cramps/colic, nausea, ulcers, flatulence, heartburn, constipation, obesity, Crohn’s disease
  • Urinary disorders: kidney stones, nephritis, cystitis, incontinence
  • Reproductive disorders: help with infertility/sterility, breast problems endemetriosis, fibroids, impotence, genital conditions, PMT, prostate conditions, pregnancy
  • Endocrine disorders: all glandular imbalances
  • Skeletal/Muscular disorders: all bone and joint conditions/backache. Multiple Sclerosis, rheumatism, arthritis, RSI conditions
  • Skin disorders: Allergies, Abscess, Acne, Bruising, Eczema, Fistula, Hives, Psoriasis, Herpes

  • Stress related conditions
    Causes: Fear, anxiety (fear of fear), depression - all these erode the immune system.
    Learning to relax helps the nervous system to function normally and frees the body to seek its own homeostasis.

    Preventive therapy
    The human body gives various warning signals of discomfort - Reflexology assists in the correct maintenance of all bodily functions. Nervous system
    Sends messages to all organs: Central, Peripheral and Autonomic; both sympathetic and parasympathetic. Reflexology calms and maintains balance

    Circulation
    Circulation is life - stagnation is death.
    The blood supply needs oxygen and carries this to all the organs and with the help of the lymphatic system assists with the removal of waste and toxins. Reflexology aids elimination.

    Endocrine System
    The chemical system secretes hormones into bloodstream.
    If one gland does not work the whole body can be out of balance.
    Thoughts and emotions are affected by glands and personality is defined by gland function. By stimulating electrical energy, Reflexology has a subsidiary effect on chemical energy.

    Pain control
    Reflexology can stimulate the pituitary gland helping the body to produce endorphins to reduce pain. Endorphins are 5 - 10 times more powerful than morphine.

    Terminal diseases
    Reflexology cannot cure - but helps in making the patient more comfortable, giving better control towards a measurable quality of life.

    Indeed reflexology can benefit almost everyone. An increasing number of people are using this safe, natural therapy as a way of relaxing, balancing and harmonising the body.

    What Happens When You Go For Treatment?
    On your first visit there is a preliminary talk with the practitioner. The Reflexologist then begins to work on your feet, or hands if necessary, noting problem areas. There may be discomfort in some places, but it is fleeting, and is an indication of congestion or imbalance in a corresponding part of the body. For the most part, the sensation is pleasant and soothing.

    Usually a treatment session lasts between 30 minutes to 1 hour. A course of treatment varies in length depending on your body's needs. Your Reflexologist will discuss this with you at the first session.

    After the first treatment or two your body may respond in a very definite way: you may have a feeling of well-being and relaxation; or you may feel lethargic, nauseous or tearful, but this is transitory. It is, however, vital information for Reflexologists, as it shows how your body is responding to treatment.