Reflexology – awakening your body through your feet

Reflexology – awakening your body through your feet

Posted by Serena Joe | September 12, 2017 | Blog, Reflexology, Stress management

Do you want to reduce your level of stress, introduce more relaxation into your everyday life, improve your health and wellbeing, and feel great? Reflexology can help.

What is Reflexology?

For some people, they liken it to a foot massage. For others, they may have experienced a massage therapist working with some points on their feet. This may have been very relaxing, however Clinical Reflexology takes it to a much deeper level.

Clinical Reflexology

Clinical reflexology is a natural health practice which recognises that every part of the body, including organs, tissues and body systems, is reflected in reflex areas located in the soles of the feet. The body and mind connection is recognised and a feeling of absolute calm is achieved.

How does Reflexology work?

During a Reflexology treatment the body’s reflexes are stimulated, inducing a state of relaxation for the whole body. The Reflexologist is then able to recognise areas which may be congested – you may feel a slight tension in parts of your body, or your feet. Essentially these are areas where normal energy flow has been reduced.
By identifying places or systems in the body which may be out of balance, reflexology can address these imbalances and increase energy flow.
Reflexology assists with the body’s natural healing processes. When the body is in a state of deep relaxation, it becomes more responsive to healing. The body’s tissues are able to implement the repair process without the barrier of stress and tension.

 

What are the health benefits of Reflexology?

The ways in which Reflexology can help you are numerous, especially when it comes to reducing stress.
Stress is a normal part of life; however, when stress becomes unmanageable it affects us in a negative way. High stress levels may cause excessive worrying, headaches, poor sleep patterns, tight muscles, neck and back pain, dysfunctional body systems and hormonal imbalances.
Reflexology is a recommended treatment for the symptoms of stress and anxiety. It not only calms the mind, but it encourages the body to relax and renew its energy.
Other conditions that can be helped with Reflexology are:

  • Tension headaches
  • Sinus pain and congestion
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Digestive system disorders
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Poor circulation
  • Allergies and immune disorders
  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Relaxation before surgery

 

How often should I have Reflexology?

This will depend on your individual health situation and what you want to achieve. For a chronic condition, Reflexology is best carried out over a succession of treatments. Just as a disorder in the body has often been there for some time, it takes time for the body to return to a normal state, and to allow it to function more efficiently and effectively. Many clients book regular Reflexology treatments to maintain their health and wellbeing, and reduce stress levels.

Book an appointment with Kirsty to experience the therapeutic benefits of Clinical Reflexology.
Contact Kirsty directly on 027 440 6009.

Kirsty is a fully qualified Clinical Reflexologist, with national and international diplomas in Reflexology. She holds professional membership with Reflexology New Zealand and her practice is accredited with RNZ.

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