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Modern life can be busy, hectic and stressful, and it’s become increasingly important that we make time for self care. Taking time out to look after ourselves can improve our physical health, boost our happiness levels and help us gain a more positive outlook on life. Reflexology is a wonderful way of providing this much-needed self care.


Practiced for thousands of years, reflexology is a deeply relaxing therapy. Regular treatments can bring relief to many of today’s stress related health issues which can be impacted upon by a heavy work load, lack of sleep and generally not taking that time to slow down and look after ourselves.


Receiving reflexology treatments can also reduce anxiety and increase blood circulation. When in a state of deep relaxation, we are able to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which allows the body to start healing itself. Treatments can also aid the release of toxins and help reduce pain. Most clients also notice that they sleep much better after a treatment.

During your treatment, which will take place in the relaxing haven of my garden treatment room The Reflexology Cabin, I will concentrate pressure using my thumbs or fingers on specific points or reflexes on the feet. These reflex points mirror different organs and parts of the body and by applying pressure to these we can stimulate thousands of nerves which helps to increase blood flow to these areas, relieving any imbalance. This is believed to have a positive impact on our organs and all the systems in our body so homeostasis is reached and the body is functioning optimally. Reflexology has been known to help with the following health issues:

  • Stress

  • Insomnia

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Grief

  • Headaches including migraines

  • Aches and pains such as back ache

  • Menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes

  • Menstrual imbalances including PMS and irregular cycles

  • Fertility problems

  • Foot pain such as plantar fasciitis

  • Digestive issues such as constipation and IBS

(Please be aware reflexology does not claim to heal or cure any of these conditions, and should not be taken as medical advice)


Aftercare Advice

It is common to feel very relaxed after a reflexology or reiki treatment, although alternatively you may feel energised – everyone responds differently to a treatment. It’s important to make sure you drink lots of water and stay hydrated for the rest of the day as this will help to flush out any toxins. If at all possible try and rest for the rest of that day, and avoid heavy meals, caffeine and alcohol as this will allow maximum benefits from the reflexology.

Everyone responds differently to a treatment, and like other holistic therapies the body can sometimes experience a healing response, and this is a healthy sign that your body has responded to the treatment. Some common symptoms could be:

  • A very deep nights sleep or disturbed sleep

  • Increased thirst and visits to the toilet

  • Headache

  • Irritable

  • Heightened emotions

  • Feeling sleepy or deeply relaxed

  • A slight rash as toxins have been released

These are all normal reactions. Any negative responses will pass within 24 to 48 hours and you should then feel a sense of well being as your body is brought back into balance.

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