About Clinical Reflexology
Reflexology is a safe, non invasive therapy that uses a sophisticated system of touch, usually on the feet but sometimes on the hands, ears and face. By stimulating special pressure points imbalances in the organs, tissues and body systems can be detected. This gentle pressure to the reflex areas helps to bring about a state of deep relaxation and stimulates the body's own innate healing processes.
It is a intuitive, powerful system of complementary healthcare, useful for achieving balance in the body, maintaining health and enhancing well being. However, you don't need to be ill to benefit from this beautiful therapy. Reflexology can be a wonderfully relaxing experience where you can just take time out from your everyday pressures.
Reflexology can also be incorporated into a preventative healthcare lifestyle, which is becoming more and more important in modern life as we continue to realise the damage caused to health by our environment. It is an excellent aid for relaxation, releasing tension, improving mood and help with sleep problems.
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Who is clinical reflexology suitable for?
It is suitable for all ages, from tiny babies to the elderly, pregnant women, end of life care and patients undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy. It can also help try to bring relief to both acute and chronic conditions and is particularly useful in helping relieve the symptoms of stress. There are specific conditions that are not suitable for reflexology. These include infectious diseases due to the risk of infection to the practitioner and cross-infection to other clients and thrombosis/DVT.
What benefits can be expected?
Reflexology acknowledges that every person is unique so it is not possible to know in advance how you will react to a treatment but some of the benefits of reflexology include:
Please note that reflexologists do not diagnose any medical conditions, illnesses or diseases. Reflexology is not a replacement for prescribed medication, medical examinations, diagnosis or medical treatment given by a healthcare practitioner. It works in conjuction with conventional medicine and does not claim to cure any conditions.