Emma has been working as a Reflexologist for over ten years in the South West London area. She trained with the Association of Reflexologists and has experience with many clients, with varying conditions. She has regular treatments and frequently does new courses to keep up-to-date with what's new in reflexology, and to ensure that her continuing professional development is refreshed. She works intuitively, using different methods learnt over the years when treating clients, so each treatment may be slightly different according to your individual needs.
Reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China. Dr William Fitzgerald introduced this therapy to the West as 'Zone Therapy'. In the 1930's Eunice Ingham further developed this zone theory into what is known as Reflexology.
Reflexology may be used to restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium and to encourage healing and revitalisation.
Reflexology 'helps relax; improves mood; aids sleep; helps relieve tension and improves a sense of well-being'.
Reflexology is a method of stimulating reflexes in the foot or hand that in theory correspond to each gland, organ and part of the body. eg. congestion or tension in any part of the foot or hand mirrors congestion or tension in a corresponding part of the body. Stimulation of these reflexes may serve to relax and normalize all functions of the body in order to promote a natural balance, healing, relaxation and revitalization.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy, which works on the feet to aid healing to the whole person not just the prevailing symptoms.
Reflexology primarily eases stress and tension and relaxes mind and body. This in turn may improve blood circulation, lymph drainage, assist in the elimination of toxins, and strengthening of the immune system. It is a non-invasive, natural, gentle treatment which may enable the body's natural healing processes to promote the body's natural equilibrium.
It has also been known to be effective in the treatment of:
- Stress related conditions
- Digestive problems
- Hormonal problems
- Circulation problems
- Sleep disorders
- Sinus problems
- Pregnancy discomforts
- Difficulty in conceiving
- Back pain
What happens during a treatment?
- Before the first treatment a full consultation and medical history is taken.
- The treatment itself takes place on a comfortable Lafuma chair or specialised reclining couch. Music and all the essentials are provided, all you need to do is sit back and relax, enjoy some time for yourself!
- The reflexologist applies gentle pressure to the hands or feet. A reflexologist is able to detect small deposits and tensions within the feet or hands which can indicate an imbalance in the body. Working on these areas helps release any blockages and restore the free flow of energy around the body. Slight discomfort may be experienced as these areas are treated, but this is temporary.
- Most people feel a deep sense of relaxation following a treatment.
- Although reflexology is not a diagnostic tool, it is possible to detect physical changes in the body. A reflexologist may also be able to identify previous or potential problems which may arise in a particular area of the body.
- Each reflexology session will last approximately an hour.
- Reflexology is a vehicle that may help you to heal yourself and is a fantastic way to make anybody, whatever their age or walk of life feel absolutely great, from new born babies to the elderly!