What is Reflexology?
Reflexology aims to positively affect the health of the whole person through light touch and movement on the feet, rebalancing the body through reflex points. The feet are a reflection or mini map of reflex points which relate to each of the body's organs, structures, areas and systems. Each point reflects what is happening in the corresponding part of the body.
A Gentle Touch TM Reflexology treatment gently, comfortingly, and painlessly touches, holds, or massages the feet during which each reflex point or area can be stimulated or calmed to encourage balance and a return to health and sense of wellbeing.
Energetic Light Touch Gentle Reflexology
I work very intuitively, subtley, and energetically, using a light but positive touch. This way of reflexology is very different from the methods which feel more like a deep massage or physical manipulation of and through the feet. Someone said
“...I don’t know what Cheryl did, ... something deeply relaxing, to my feet… but I felt reconnected somehow, like all the separate parts of me know how to communicate again… and [that night] I slept [deeply]…”
How can Reflexology Help Me?
During times of stress or illness congestion and energy blockages can occur. Some systems may have become sluggish while others are overworking, leaving you feeling tired or unwell.
Reflexology treatments can help relax and clear the mind as well as bring short and long term relief to both major and minor symptoms.
Perhaps you don't feel unwell but still somehow want to feel better; feel the 'you on a good day' more often, or every day. Maybe you feel ok but want to feel more in balance, have more energy, or improve your chances to reach your fitness goals, weight balance, or enhance fertility. What I find more and more is that all of us at times feel below par or wanting more, and a gentle holistic approach is often what gives us back that spark.
What Happens When I Come For Treatment?
On your first visit we'll complete a consultation about your health and wellbeing so I can understand what's going on for you and what you want to achieve. The first session is usually an hour and a half to allow for this plus a full treatment. On subsequent visits a brief update on how you are progressing and feeling before commencing the treatment, and these visits take an hour.
If it will be of benefit we may agree to additionally include meditation / journey, reiki, or other energy healing. This may extend your appointment time by 15 minutes at no extra cost.
At the end of the treatment your feet are wrapped in a soft towel and you have the opportunity to continue to relax.
What does the treatment feel like?
The treatment feels like a flow of light movements; subtle holding of reflex points and areas of each foot, gentle touch, and energy flow.
Enjoy this relaxing experience while your body is gently encouraged to heal itself.
How Many Treatments?
The number of treatments needed varies depending on the needs of each individual rather than a medically diagnosed condition or symptoms alone. Weekly treatments may be suggested as a way to obtain the greatest benefit from the healing initially, with greater spaces between sessions later on when you feel ready. This is an ideal way to maintain health and enjoy relaxation. You are always in control of when you book your next appointment, I will never suggest rigid treatment programs, as its much more effective and honest to assess things as we go along.
Forms of reflexology have been practiced in many cultures around the world for thousands of years. Many forms still use a lot of pressure and can be hard, manipulative, and at times painful. However Gentle Touch Reflexology is indeed gentle, working with the bodies subtle responses rather than unnecessary forced manipulation. The way I work is adapted to suit the most sensitive person. There is a trait known as HSP; a highly sensitive person and if this is you (and about 20 percent of the population is) you will especially appreciate this gentle and non-invasive way of working.
Working gently like this is a very Yin way, encouraging balance and change rather than barging in and demanding it.
Reiki can also be given through the feet, through the reflex points. This way holds different areas of each foot, giving reiki to each area of the body through the reflex points and areas. Oil doesn't need to be used for this and can even be given with your socks on, although a visual 'energetic diagnosis' can be really valuable. Please see the reiki page for more
Reflexology Treatment options
- First appointment - Consultation and treatment 1 ½ hours
- Reflexology 1 hour
- Reflexology with reiki, crystals, or placement stones
- Reiki through the feet
- Reflexology with meditation / journey
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