Reflexology in Edinburgh
from your therapist:
As we move through seasonal changes, some patients report a tendency
for headaches or an increase in migraines. Next time this happens to you
or a loved one, try gently massaging the top of the big toes (head reflex)
to soothe and release tensions.
Love your feet, love your health and love your life.
Did you know? We don't like to shout about
these things, but when the 'guts feel a little sluggish' Reflexology might
be the way forward for you - call Sue to find out more.
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 corresponding
part of the body is stimulated via the nervous system. This process
increases blood circulation, aiding nutrition of tissues and reducing
dysfunction/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 this immeasurable connection, 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 medical 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 treating the whole person; body, mind
MAKING YOUR APPOINTMENT
To book your Reflexology appointment at the natural
health clinic, simply call or email Sue
077 468 900 48
Reflexology is £50. Appointments normally last about an hour.
- for relaxation and stress reduction