We’re taking a closer look at our therapies and what they can do for you.

For the third post in the series we are looking at Reflexology – more than just a foot massage!

What is Reflexology?

Therapists: Kay Kaur, Delene Gordon, Marilisa Suglia, Susan Garrity

Most Commonly Treated Conditions: 

Kay and Delene mostly see stress and stress related conditions for Reflexology.  Many people use it as a relaxation tool, and others to help manage more specific issues.

What advice can you give to someone suffering with stress?:

Stress is a product of how we live in western society.  To manage stress effectively its cause must be identified and addressed.

It’s best to use a combination of techniques to manage stress.  Firstly, holistic therapies such as reflexology and massage are beneficial to many.

Secondly, you should make regular time to relax and do activities you enjoy, whether that’s a quiet walk, reading a book, seeing friends or something more active.

Thirdly, you should try some form of exercise (yoga is a good bet) as these have known benefits in the treatment of stress.

Lastly, stress management or coaching can be very helpful.

What training do you need to become a Reflexologist?:

Delene informs us that she “studied for a year to train in Reflexology which was a big commitment but a really enjoyable experience as it was so practical. I studied at diploma level but needed previous massage experience and A&P knowledge to do the course I did.”

Professional Reflexologists should be trained to Level 3 QCF Diploma standards for insurance purposes.

What happens during a Reflexology consultation?:

A consultation starts by discussing your symptoms and needs with the therapist.  You will also discuss your general health and lifestyle.  Based on your needs the therapist will design a suitable treatment.

You’ll need to remove your shoes and socks and lay on a treatment couch.  Receiving reflexology is usually a relaxing experience.  You may feel a little tired or woozy afterwards.

 

You should try Reflexology if……………….

You don’t enjoy fully bodywork massage but love the benefits that these treatments bring. Also if you have little time reflexology is an idea treatment that can still be very beneficial whether you have 30 minutes or an hour.

 Reflexology is known to be very relaxing and when combined with Essential Oils gives you wonderful aroma, aiding further in relaxation and healing.
For more information or to book an appointment, call us on 020 8520 5268.