With 26 small bones, 114 ligaments, 20 muscles and numerous blood vessels and nerves, your foot is a marvellous piece of engineering which is commonly ignored in modern life.
Reflexology is a form of massage given through the feet. Your complete body is mapped onto your feet. The right side of the body mapped to the right foot & left side of the body mapped to the left foot, with some cross over. Every part of the foot is covered using thumb and finger pressure over reflex points which correspond to all parts of the body. Reflexology works with the body’s natural energy, with the whole body treated in a session. The ultimate aim is to balance and restore the body’s natural equilibrium.
Reflexology is suitable for young and old and can have benefits ranging from restoring and invigorating poor energy to the relief of migraines or IBS symptoms.
It can help bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. It has been shown to be effective for:
- Stress related conditions
- Muscular tension
- Aches and pains
- Digestive problems
- Fluid retention
- Sleep disorders
- Bowel problems
- Anxiety and depression
- Menstrual and hormonal problems
Reflexology will help prepare you, both physically and emotionally, for the birth of your baby and support you throughout your pregnancy. Olivia Davidson achieved the VTCT Diploma in Reflexology and has trained in the Sue Enzer Maternity Reflexology Method; ensuring Olivia will effectively and safely carry out reflexology treatments during your pregnancy. Reflexology in the very late stages of pregnancy should enable you to relax and “let go” which in itself may have the desired effect. In addition specific acupressure points can be used to encourage the birthing process to start.
Reflexology may help ease many of these complaints including:
- Nausea and morning sickness
- Heartburn and acid reflux
- Emotional disturbances and mood swings
- Fluid retention
- Back and hip pain
Reflexology is a very gentle and natural way to help you recover following the birth of your baby. You have undergone huge physical and emotional changes over the last nine months and post-natal reflexology treatment sessions will give you a much needed opportunity for me-time.
Treatments may also:
help alleviate anxiety and the “baby blues”
ease breastfeeding discomfort and encourage lactation
assist recovery following an epidural
aid recovery following a Caesarean section
ease digestive problems
reduce the pain and discomfort of haemorrhoids
encourage your menstrual cycle to return to normal
For more information or to book a reflexology appointment call Olivia on 07989 840442.
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