Reflexology is a holistic therapy which works on the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to every part of the body, including organs and glands. Stimulating these reflexes can help many health conditions and ailments in a safe and natural way. After illness or injury, reflexology can restore and maintain the body’s natural healing processes, by stimulating circulation, encouraging full absorptions of nutrients and by encouraging effective production of antibodies to fight inflection, therefore giving the body’s immune system a boost.
Reflexology for Pregnancy and Fertility Whether you have reflexology in preparation for pregnancy, during pregnancy or after the birth, this natural popular therapy is a wonderful tool at all stages. Reflexology is a very beneficial therapy to reduce stress and help you relax. Maternity reflexology helps optimise your health potential and encourages the body to cope with any minor ailments during pregnancy, such as back ache, fluid retention, swelling. Fatigue, morning sickness etc. and may help to prepare your body for labour. Having regular sessions can help to maintain the body’s natural rhythms and promote health and wellbeing.
Reflexology for Fertility Reflexology for fertility is a non-invasive, drug free therapy that aids in balancing your body’s systems in order to aim for improved function. One of the aims of the treatment is to encourage a regular hormonal balance and therefore aim for a more regular cycle. Around 6 weekly treatments initially will therefore be recommended, or until your cycle is regular and ovulation known.
Hot Stone Reflexology combines the benefits of an individual reflexology treatment with a number of different sized smaller warmed natural basalt stones to enable deep stimulation of the reflex points for a relaxing and deeply rejuvenating full body treatment.
The heat from the stones improves the relaxation response and increases healing through improved blood flow and circulation.
The treatment is extremely relaxing and by working on the reflex points of the feet, your whole body will feel restored, balanced and revitalised. As with Hot Stone Massage, it is estimated that one stroke with a hot stone is worth fives stokes with the hand.
Karen Reed- Holistic therapist- MIFHB, ITEC, VTCT
Karen has been passionate about complementary/holistic therapies since 2001 when she began training in Therapeutic Massage and Anatomy and Physiology with the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC).
Since then, Karen has expanded her skills training and qualifying in Indian Head Massage, Beauty Therapy, Reiki, Crystal Reiki, Reflexology, Ayurvedic Natural Facelift therapy, Ear Candling and Hot Stone Massage (and soon to be offering Hot Stone Reflexology). Karen is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and professionally insured through them.