Reflexology in Edinburgh
from your therapist:
Our feet have thousands of nerve endings - those who are ticklish will
be especially aware of foot sensitivity. As we begin to reduce tensions
held in the tissues of the feet, we not only increase circulation, we
also gently coax the nervous system into a more relaxed state. Many patients
are surprised to discover that they have drifted off to sleep during a
Reflexology treatment and then delighted to report that they have slept
soundly the night of a session. Sounds good to me ZZZZzzzzz.
Love your feet, love your health and love your life.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a therapeutic treatment of the feet. Health and
well-being is supported by improving the connection and ‘flow’
in the body. When the Reflexologist applies gentle pressure to the
reflexes of the feet, the parasympathetic nervous system (our more
relaxed state of being) is stimulated, initiating our innate healing
mechanisms in the body and improving health.
The organs and systems of the body are mapped out on the feet.
By working on a particular reflex (defined point), the Reflexologist
intends to connect awareness to the corresponding part of the body.
This process increases blood circulation, aiding self-awareness,
nutrition of tissues and reducing tension/blockages to health.
Due to the interconnectedness of the body/mind/emotions, it is
possible to improve your state of mind using the body and vice versa.
As a result of these connections, Reflexology can be used to support
people suffering from conditions ranging from stress and anxiety
to asthma and digestive problems.
What to expect in a session?
A Reflexology appointment lasts approximately one hour. Your first
session will begin with a full consultation where you will discuss
your health history, lifestyle and health concerns. This enables
the practitioner to assess your needs and tailor the treatment to
You will be asked to remove your shoes and socks before making
yourself comfortable on the massage couch or chair. As you relax
and unwind, the practitioner will loosen the joints of the feet
and ankles and work through the reflexes.
You will be asked for feedback about the pressure and any sensations
that you experience. Reflexology is very relaxing, however some
prefer a more dynamic or ‘moving’ treatment with deeper
pressure. The practitioner will ask and adapt to suit your needs.
Reflexology is relaxing
It is not uncommon to feel sleepy during and after treatment. Rest
and relaxation are both required for healing, which is why Reflexology
is recommended for reducing stress.
One of the key aims is to enhance blood flow which leads to improved
function in all systems of the body. When fresh blood is supplied
to an organ it is more effective at its job. This in turn supports
the systems that the organ is connected to.
Working on one part affects the whole. Reflexology offers a gentle
approach to better health by acknowledging the whole, interconnected
person; body, mind and soul.
MAKING YOUR APPOINTMENT
To book your Reflexology appointment at the natural
health clinic, simply call or email Sue
077 468 900 48
Please ask your practitioner for updated prices and payment options
when you book your appointment.
- for relaxation and stress reduction