Reflexology

As with aromatherapy, reflexology will help you to wind down and ease away the stresses and strains of everyday life. Stress plays an ever-increasing role in determining the state of our health. Stress manifests itself in many forms, headaches, migraines, insomnia, backache, stomach upsets. Reflexology will bring a calmer state to your body and you may find that as a result some of the niggles dissipate. You should, after only a few treatments, begin to achieve a more balanced mind, body and spirit.

Some words from Radiance clients:

reflexology is a wonderful treatment

I have found the reflexology treatment extremely helpful in calming my system and mind

I relaxed instantly and almost feel asleep

The treatment includes a gentle massage and pressure reflex points are worked, finishing with a relaxation massage to leave you feeling light and ‘floaty’ (as quoted by a client).

It is recommended that you start a treatment plan with 3 x weekly sessions and then extend your visits to bi-weekly, with the view of moving to a monthly maintenance plan.  This is a guide, some clients pop in for a treatment as and when they feel they need it – which could be weekly, monthly or even every 6-12 months.  Treatment plans are adapted to suit you, your health & well-being needs and your budget.

History of Reflexology

It is believed that as far back as 2330BC in Egypt, reflexology was used as a form of massage on both hands and feet. It was considered by the American Indians to be useful in maintaining physical, mental and spiritual balance. More recently a physiotherapist—Eunice Ingham—developed the modern reflexology in use today. Her first book, published in 1938 was translated into many languages and used throughout the world. Since her death in 1974, her nephew Dwight Byers, has spread the message and has shown the same dedication as his aunt by promoting reflexology around the world.

Reflexology Today

Reflexology is mainly used to bring about harmony and balance. Over 75% of all health problems can be linked to stress and tension. Reflexology helps stimulate the blood flow, therefore increasing the flow of oxygen. This in turn helps the body to repair itself when under attack from germs and stress.

Evidence 1. 35 women who complained of PMS symptoms were randomly treated to hand and foot reflexology. All kept a daily diary, monitoring 38 symptoms on a 4 point scale. Repeated treatments showed that a significantly greater decrease of symptoms occured in those given true reflex as opposed to placebo treatments