What is Reflexology?
Reflexology has origins that can be traced back to 2330 B.C. in ancient Egypt and also in India and China. Reflexology, as we know it today, is attributed to the work of Eunice Ingham, an American Therapist. (Her original work is taught exclusively by the school that she founded, "The International Institute of Reflexology.")
Reflexology is a complementary therapy widely accepted in the UK and recognised by the NHS, many GP’s and hospices. Reflexology works on the principle that there are reflex points in the hands and feet that directly correspond to all organs glands and parts of the body. By applying pressure to the reflex points, nerve endings are unblocked, circulation is improved, the body relaxes and organs and glands become better balanced. Many Doctors agree that a good percentage of our health problems can be linked to nervous stress and tension. Stress will manifest its self in all types of symptoms from headaches to back and joint pain, from digestive problems to hormonal dysfunction and much much more...Reflexology helps re-address the stress!*
Potential benefits of reflexology are:
•feelings of deep relaxation
•increased energy levels
•more efficient removal of impurities and toxins
•helps relieve tension
•a sense that the whole body is in better balance
Nerve Reflexology is generally performed in conjunction with Classic foot reflexology. As we know the Nervous System is responsible for the creation and adaption of pain. Nerve Reflexologists believe that by working Nerve reflex points on the feet that we are giving the body the chance and capability to change nerve transmission and thus break the circle of pain. The body always having the ability to balance itself if given the chance.
Pain manifests itself in many ways, commonly in the muscle skeletal system. When this is also in conjunction with the organs, other problems arise, seemingly unconnected but these and other pain states can have a lot to do with an in-balance in the Nervous System. As Nerve Reflexologist we aim to encourage the body to become more balanced, then pain and its perception should reduce.
For more information on Nerve Reflexology and The International Association for Manual Neurotherapy and Nerve Reflexology please press the link MNT-NR International. (Press the EN button for English on the top right of the home page) . There is a good explanation of pain and how it arises on this site too.
Meridian Therapy works by incorporating the stimulation of accu-points found on both the hands and feet, thus increasing the effectiveness of the treatment on the whole body.
Facial Reflexology works on the face and head stimulating accupoints, cranial line and points. For more information please go to the Facial reflexology web page.
Although Reflexology is a pleasant and wonderfully relaxing treatment to receive, it is not a just a beauty therapy or a foot massage. It is safe for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly, for pregnant women, people with disabilities and those undergoing most medical treatments.
A typical reflexology treatment lasts 45-50 minutes and it is generally recommended that a course of 4-6 weekly treatments are considered, however the frequency of treatments is up to you, and may vary depending on your state of health and long term objectives.
Chemotherapy produces side effects, mental stress and a fear of the unknown especially when you first start.
Being able to talk to Bev about your symptoms and fears not only enables her to reduce the side effects of your treatment through her sessions but it also helps by having someone to talk about your issues. Throughout the sessions she can feel help minimise the impact of the treatment.
Although my chemo sessions were every 3 weeks I went to Bev weekly and benefitted so much from her treatments.
I was very fortunate in that my side effects were mainly joint and muscle pain and this relieved by my reflexology sessions.
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