When it comes to reflexology many people automatically think of foot reflexology, but there are lots of different types of reflexology treatments – feet, hands, face, ears plus ‘tools’ can be added such as hot stones – adding another dimension to this complementary health treatment.
Essentially the basis of the different styles are the same – massage and pressure points. The beauty for many clients who may be nervous about treatments, whether its because of body consciousness, concern of the unknown or even injury, reflexology is perfect. There is no need to remove clothing (apart from footwear). At a time when close contact work (especially around the head) may be tricky, it allows a therapist to bring calm and harmony to client with minimal risk, meaning you can still enjoy a relaxing treatment.
Clients often report that the one to one attention and support is a key part of their treatment, giving them time to express lifestyle concerns the hands on treatment is supported with a sharing of tweaks and changes they can make outside the treatment room to enhance their wellbeing journey.
Radiance offers 3 types of reflexology – but how do you choose the right one for you?
Here a helpful summary to help you navigate the options, and feel free to get in touch if you would like to discuss them further.
Theres nothing standard about reflexology but for the sake of this I prefer the description as opposed to ‘basic’! It helps to improve blood flow and circulation – essential for good health; clients with neuropathy report the easing of symptoms and more comfort between treatments; clients with arthritic conditions report an easing of symptoms and less pain. A comment often heard as people leave the reflexology treatment ‘I feel like Im floating’ or ‘I floated home after that last treatment’. Clearly they are not literally floating, but the sensation is one of lightness and less stress. It is widely known that reflexology enduces a feeling of happiness as endorphins are released, emotions feel more balanced and clients report that are more able to tackle difficult issues in their lives as they have greater clarity. And that’s ‘standard’ reflexology….
All of the above plus…. the treatment itself includes a bespoke blend of cream or lotion and essential oils, which are selected based on your consultation and discussion about your preferences. This added dimension brings essential oils to your treatment (usually reserved for aromatherapy massages) and continue working for some hours after. Essential oils work not only on the skin, but also on your limbic system and ofractory nerves (smell sensors). When you continue using these oils at home betwewen treatments you begin to associate the aromas with relaxation and calm – a real benefit to have access to these at home on the tricky days.
The system of reflexology points are all around the body, starting (or ending) at the feet all the way through to the head. Facial reflexology is a massage and pressure therapy working on the face and neck, stimulating pressure points that correspond to other areas of the body with a variety of benefits. Clients with conditions such as poor sleep, bells palsy, tension headaches have all reported improvements after a course of regular treatments.
Which one would choose?