Be Still: The quieter you become, the more you can hear. - Ram Dass
As a nurse for over 10 years, the one thing I saw again and again was the negative effect long-term stress is having on our lives. Stress in the short term is beneficial. It helps us achieve our goals and protects us when we are in danger, but over time it can be dangerous to our mental, physical and emotional health. Scheduling time for relaxation is not a luxury, it's an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.
This way of thinking is gaining popularity. Doctors and other healthcare professionals are among the growing number of people who are advocating positive lifestyle choices, including relaxation and complementary therapies for optimum health. With so much research now being done to confirm the positive benefits reflexology can have on our health, it is becoming the first choice complementary therapy for preventative as well as restorative care.
So what is Reflexology? It is a deeply relaxing treatment, with its origins dating back thousands of years. Based on the theory that all organs and systems are mapped on the feet, it uses non-invasive techniques to bring balance to the body - supporting the amazing and complex job it does every day. How exactly does it work? There are many theories, but consider that the feet have over 7000 nerves endings which connect to every organ in the body and this will begin to explain how communication is possible from feet to head and everywhere in between.
All reflexology treatments begin with a consultation. From here, we will form a plan that suits you. I will cleanse your feet with warmed, soft cloths and begin your session with relaxation techniques. Using alternating pressure and rotations, I will work both feet looking and feeling for any imbalances. These imbalances will be revisited at the end of the session and we will conclude with a relaxing foot massage. I will answer any questions you may have at any time. Come and try it...with a treatment plan tailored to you, free parking and the added bonus of not having to go into the city, i promise you will not be disappointed.
Treatments cost £35 which includes a consultation.