Reflexology

 

A gentle non-invasive foot massage using pressure-point massage, to restore optimum health and vitality.  After having Reflexology many clients tell me they feel as though they are walking on air, or say ‘I haven’t felt this good for years!’

Please read on for a more comprehensive understanding as to why Reflexology works for so many people, and what it could do for you.

 

 

Sue Bennett  VTCT IIHHT CNHC reg'd
01782 330080
07758 459465
sue@soothes.co.uk

 

 

 

 

What is Reflexology

Reflexology is an ancient soothing foot and lower leg  massage, used for thousands of years to restore health , encouraging  blissful relaxation and  a feeling of  amazing well being.  

 


Some of the Symtoms Reflexology is ideal for:

Stress, and stress related illnesses, migrains etc.,

  •  Chronic and acute  back  and neck pain
  •  Low energy levels
  •  Infertility or loss of libido
  •  Osteo-arthritis
  •  Rheumatoid arthritis,
  •  Osteoporosis
  •  Bowel bladder 
  •  Digestive disorders
  •  IBS symptoms
  •  Fibromyalgia
  •  MS symptoms
  •  Male / female health issues
  •  Endometriosis, menopause etc,
  •  Anxiety
  •  Asthma
  •  Hay fever
  •  Sinusitis
  •  Poor sleeping habits
  •  Relationship difficulties
  •  Hormonal disorders
  •  Soft tissue & sports injuries
  •  Maintenance of good health
  •  Loss of confidence
  •  Anxiety

Reflexology is profoundly relaxing and  suitable for all ages.

Theories as to how Reflexology works

It is now thought that modern systems of pain relief e.g. TENS machines, work by mildly stimulating the nerve pathways. All the receptors are filled, the gates shut and severe pain stimuli cannot be passed up the spinal cord to the brain. It has been hypothesized that Reflexology works in the same way as a TENS machine, to block pain.

Endorphin Release Theories

Endorphins are the body's natural opiates or painkillers, with results similar to that of morphine, and serve to reduce the amount of pain that we feel by inhibiting the activity of a neurotransmitter called substance P, that is thought to transmit pain.

It is theorised that a Reflexology treatments stimulate the release of endorphins which eases pain and gives the body the same natural elevation in mood as very strong painkillers.

The Feet as a 'U'Bend Theory

In a plumbing system, the 'U' bend traps all the debris that passes through the sink, toilet or wash basin.

The feet are the furthest point in the circulatory system from the heart.  They are also the part of the body where the effect of gravity is greatest, and are in effect, the 'U' bend of the body.

It is theorised that calcium, uric acid and lymphatic deposits in the blood accumulate in the feet, interfering with the normal circulation of blood and lymph.

Reflexology breaks up and moves these deposits, thus improving blood and lymph circulation.

The effect of Reflexology may be due to an isolated factor, or a combination of factors, the important point to bear in mind in the meantime is, that regardless of how and why it works, reflexology does work and benefits thousands of people all over the world.

 

"For most of my life I have suffered with headaches and anxiety and accepted that this was the norm.  Since having regular reflexology what a difference it has made to my life.  I am  healthier and happier than I have been for years and really look forward to my fortnightly visits."  Louise, Altrincham

 

 

 Thanks Sue @ soothes! I can't believe how I feel after a couple of treatments,  hate having  feet touched so  was hard just book  appt. ! So glad I did.  Annette  Longton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  So glad I came for reflexology, I said i did nt feel any better just before I left after 1st app. but couple of days later did, so made an other app.  never have thought would still  look forward to my reflexology , only need half hr now, and feel wonderful,  i cant believe how its turned my life around.  Reflexology  has given me my life back,  thanks sue,  john from stoke.

 

 

 

I'm grateful for  significant improvement Reflexology has made

to my allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. Steve Blythe Bridge

 


 

Research

More scientific research is being undertaken each year and even more benefits are being uncovered.  Click on research below to find out more!


Click here to download Reflexology Research