Chiswick Reflexology incorporates several advanced reflexology techniques and combines them in a way that is unique and offers more than you will receive in other standard reflexology treatments.
Reflexology is a safe, natural therapy, suitable for all ages.
Reflexology may help the body to heal itself. It helps the nervous system to rebalance itself and get back into a state of equlibrium. The feet have approx 7000 nerve endings which correspond to different parts of the body. The reflexologist uses their hands to apply pressure to these points on the feet to stimulate these nerves. Trained hands may detect imbalances and tiny deposits (granules) on the feet and by working on the feet and on these points the reflexologist may help the body restore balance, unblock blockages and encourage the free flow of energy through the body.
Reflexology can stimulate the circulation and lymphatic system, improve the elimination of toxins and waste products. Pain can be reduced (by stimulating the body’s own pain receptors) and stress can just fade away. Hormones may be balanced, thereby reducing PMT or menopause symptoms or just rebalancing in preparation for pregnancy – getting the body in an optimal state for pregnancy.
REFLEXOLOGY LYMPH DRAINAGE
Reflexology lymph Drainage (RLD) is a reflexology technique that focuses on working the lymphatic reflex points on the feet to aid the function of the lymphatic system, aiming to drain excess lymph away from the congested area. It was initially developed to help women suffering secondary (a swelling in the arms) following breast cancer.
RLD is also used to treat other conditions such as eczema, fibromyalgia, ME, arthritis, migraines and sinus problems.
HOT STONE REFLEXOLOGY
This is a luxurious treatment using basalt stones along with an organic aromatherapy balm within your treatment. The hot stones are used on the legs and feet and penetrate the skin to a deeper level, bringing about physiological changes and influencing the body's internal energy field. Incorporating hot stones in a reflexology treatment can enhance the power of the treatment. The basalt stones retain the heat well. They are first used to massage the lower legs, relieving tension and helping enhance energy flow. Smaller stones are then used to work the reflex areas on the feet.
TREATMENTS FOR CHILDREN
Reflexology is safe and effective for children, but treatments will generally be much shorter (20-30 minutes).
Parents will be asked to sign a consent form for anyone under 18 years, and to remain present during the treatment. Parents can be taught simple but very effective reflexology techniques to use at home.
Reproductive reflexology can be used as a stand-alone treatment to help enhance your natural fertility or with all forms of assisted conception including Clomid, IUI, IVF and ICSI. It is a specific training, with very structured and prescriptive protocols, to support couples through all phases of their conception programme.
HOW SHOULD I FEEL AFTER A TREATMENT?
Everyone is unique and responds differently to a reflexology treatment: Some can feel very relaxed, some tired whilst others may feel alert and stimulated; some can feel tearful; one may also be very thirsty. The following day most will feel more alert and balanced.
Occasionally one can get a headache or a temporary worsening of symptoms. This is called a healing crisis and is the body’s way of dealing with the toxins in the body. It is important to drink lots of water after a treatment to help elim
IS REFLEXOLOGY PAINFUL?
Reflexology can be a very relaxing treatment. However sensitivities can be felt when working over organs that are out of balance. This may be felt in the form of a pinprick feeling or you may think the therapist in hurting you with her thumb nail. The therapist will work over this area (within your pain threshold) and the discomfort should ease.
CAN I HAVE REFLEXOLOGY WHILE I'M PREGNANT?
Yes, reflexology may be very beneficial before, during and after pregnancy.
Before pregnancy, reflexology may help to balance the hormones and help get the body in an optimum state for pregnancy.
During pregnancy, reflexology can help to boost energy levels and help alleviate symptoms and discomfort such as back pain/sciatica, constipation or indigestion.
Following the birth of your baby, reflexology may help rebalance the hormones and get your body back into its pre pregnant state.
It may also help you deal with sleep deprivation, anxiety, milk production and help energise you.
CAN I HAVE REFLEXOLOGY WHILE I AM HAVING CHEMOTHERAPY/RADIOTHERAPY TREATMENT FOR CANCER?
Yes, reflexology may help with the side effects of these treatments. You may need to get permission from your GP or hospital doctor prior to treatment.