ReflexologyReflexology is an ancient therapy that can be dated back to ancient Egyptians and Chinese times
Reflexology is an ancient therapy that can be dated back to ancient Egyptians and Chinese times. It is a natural, healing, non-invasive treatment that promotes a feeling of well-being and relaxation. Reflexology is a holistic therapy that involves stimulating the 7,000 nerve endings on the feet to bring the body back into balance and restore harmony. It is based on the principle that there are zones on the feet called reflexes that correspond to parts of the body. These reflexes are mapped out on the feet in such a way that an area on the foot corresponds to every organ, gland and structure in the body. e.g The toes represents areas of the head including head, brain, sinuses.
“Reflexology is thought to have benefits when treating circulation, digestion, respiratory problems and is shown to dramatically reduce stress levels boosting overall health.” – Pauline (Founder)
During a treatment a therapist will assess the feet and identify any blockages in the energy pathways. These can be identified by the presence of hard/thickened skin build ups on the feet, crystal deposits, spongy areas or hot/cold sensations. This information is used to guide the therapist to the reflexes that need to be worked on.
The therapist will gently manipulate the reflexes individually using massage, relaxation and joint mobility techniques. These gentle movements and stimulation encourages the opening of the neural pathways to release any blockages, break down the crystal deposits and promote healing returning the body back to homoeostasis (internal balance).
Benefits of Reflexology
- Maintains and Enhances good health.
- Allows specific parts of the body to be worked on indirectly.
- Rebalances Hormones.
- Reduces stress levels.
- Promotes the eliminations of toxins in the body.
- Can improve quality of sleep.
- Increases circulation.
- Promotes relaxation.
- Boosts Immune System.
- Increased energy levels.
- Acts a Natural Pain Reliever.
- Relieves Physical Conditions.
- Promotes Health and Well-being.
- Preparation for pregnancy, Fertility.
- In the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy.
Commonly Treated Conditions
- Asthma & Respiratory Problems.
- Arthritis, Backache/pain, Knee & Neck Problems and Muscle Tension.
- Blood Pressure.
- Bowel Disorders & Constipation.
- Nausea & Digestive Problems.
- Eye and Ear disorders.
- Forgetfulness (stress related).
- Gynecological Disorders ( PMS, Fertility, Hormonal).
- Hay fever & Sinusitis.
- Multiple Sclerosis.
- Stress Disorders.
- Thyroid Imbalance.
- The hand and ear can be used as an alternative location if you don’t like your feet being touched!
- Reflexology is relatively safe for most people. However certain underlying medical conditions may require your doctor’s written consent. If you have a query please discuss with your therapist in advance of your appointment.
- In rare instances a healing crisis may occur in the days after the treatment as the toxins leave your body – effects may include headaches, tiredness & nausea.
At the Holistic Healing Haven we know that people are individuals so we customise each treatment to suit your needs. There are a number of therapies that can be used to compliment your acupuncture treatment.
Email us to find out if reflexology is for you
If you have a question or would like to find out if this treatment is suitable for you the drop us a line and one of our natural healing specialists will contact you.
What to expect on your first visit
The first visit will last approximately 90mins to 2hours
It involves discussing your health, lifestyle habits. It is a good idea to wear loose clothing.
Cupping, Moxibustion, Electro Acupuncture or Auricular Acupuncture maybe used to enhance the treatment.
Dietary and Lifestyle changes may be recommended.
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Frequently Asked Questions
At the Holistic Healing Haven, we value our clients and want to make sure that you are comfortable and at your ease with your treatment.
You may be new to natural healing methods or have some previous experience, but either way we like you to be an active part of your own treatment and that is why we are always happy to explain what we are doing and answer any questions you might have about your personal treatment plan.
To help, we have attempted to answer some of the more commonly asked questions but if you have any questions of your own, please feel free to use the Contact Page to email us.
What should I expect on the first appointment?
The first appointment usually takes 90 minutes followed by shorter sessions usually lasting 45 -60 minutes. During the first appointment, a history of your current health concerns will be discussed and depending on what therapy is agreed upon, a detailed health profile, including current medication, past operations, medical history, lifestyle and an assessment of your current health. An individual plan will be discussed and an outline of the proposed treatment discussed. If you haven’t experienced acupuncture before, a needle can be inserted into the hand in order for you to feel the sensation and ensure you are comfortable with the experience.
What should I do for my first Acupuncture appointment?
Bring a list of current medicine and any supplements e.g herbal, vitamins, etc. It is advisable to wear loose clothing that gives access to the arms and legs easily. Most of the points used during a treatment session are on the lower arms and legs, the abdomen, back and head. Usually the Acupuncturist will do an assessment of the tongue and pulse. It is helpful to avoid foods that colour the tongue, brushing the tongue surface and tea/coffee on the day of the appointment to ensure the coating on the tongue is in natural state. Alcohol, caffeine based drinks and heavy meals in the 2-3 hours prior to the appointment as they can interfere with the pulse.
Does acupuncture hurt?
What our clients say
My experience at the haven was warm and professional. My therapist put me at ease as it was my first time getting acupuncture. I felt well informed and listened to. Not only did I see results after a couple of sessions it also created benefits in other areas of my life. I was more relaxed and less stressed. I would highly recommend them.Sabrina