Reflexology with Susan Woodall
The long-established principle of reflexology is that a relationship exists between the nerve-endings on the foot and the glands of the body.
Reflexology is a unique method of massaging the feet using specific techniques which have a very positive effect on the nervous system. Circulation is increased throughout the body, resulting in deep relaxation, and allowing its functions to improve.
Reflexology is a wonderfully revitalising treatment for everyone, and in the countries of its origin it is widely practised as a regular and essential part of a healthy routine.
Benefits of reflexology
- Reduced stress
- Feelings of deep relaxation
- Increased energy levels
- The release of endorphins, the body’s feel good hormones (which can also provide pain relief)
- Improved circulation
- A stronger immune system
- Removal of impurities and toxins
- A sense that the whole body is better balanced or in harmony
Reflexology has been found to be helpful in alleviating the symptoms of a wide range of conditions including:
- neck and back pain
- digestive disorders
- migraine and tension headaches
- hormonal imbalance
- PMT and menopausal symptoms
- low energy levels
The feet, which are often a neglected part of the body, feel warm and relaxed after treatment, which is very beneficial in itself.
What happens during a reflexology treatment?
As it’s just the feet and/or hands that are being worked on, you remain fully clothed simply removing socks and shoes.
You will be invited to relax on a treatment couch and your feet will be cleansed at the start of the treatment. Then a variety of reflexology techniques will be used and adapted to suit your individual needs and preferences.
After your treatment
It is advisable to rest afterwards to help your body’s natural healing process and to drink plenty of water to flush away toxins.