Karen Harvey Reflexology

About Reflexology

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology goes back thousands of years to ancient Egypt, India and China. The theory is that there are specific reflex points on our feet, face and hands that relate to the major organs and glands of the body via our nervous and energy systems – everything from our brain, to our shoulders, to our digestive system. 

When we get out of balance – due to stress, lifestyle or illness – the resulting imbalances in our body can be detected in these reflex points. In a reflexology treatment, specific pressure, stimulation and soothing techniques are applied to these reflexes, correcting any imbalances in the corresponding areas of the body. So, for example, working the foot reflex points for the spine aims to address imbalances in the back.  

Most people find that their treatment leaves then with a sense of deep relaxation and calm. When we’re in this relaxed state, our body’s natural ability to heal and repair is promoted, and we simply function better. With the mind-body connection being so powerful, when our body is working well our mind is too – and vice versa. 

How will it help you? The best way to find out is to try it! 

Benefits of Reflexology

There are a number of benefits that you may experience from a course of reflexology treatments.  

These benefits can include: 

  • Improved sleep and mood 
  • Lowered blood pressure 
  • Improved circulation 
  • Increased energy levels 
  • Reduced anxiety and stress 
  • Improved digestive disorders 
  • Improved Thyroid conditions 
  • Improved hormonal imbalances and disorders 
  • Strengthened immune and lymphatic systems
  • Improved fertility issues 
  • Stimulation of endorphin release to help relieve and manage pain 
  • Accelerated recovery following illness or surgery 
  • Relief of fatigue and tension 
  • Possible alleviation of acne and skin conditions by improved liver function 

What to expect

What to expect; 

Your first treatment will include a short but thorough health, diet and lifestyle consultation.  This will involve you explaining any recent or long-standing illness, what medication you may be taking and your reason for having reflexology.  As part of this I will also conduct a foot health check. The consultation is to help identify which reflexes I may need to concentrate on and to ensure there are no contra-indications.   

It’s important that I get a full picture of your health and lifestyle to make sure I can adapt my treatment to meet your needs. All information recorded will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act and will remain totally confidential. 

During the treatment, most people tend to feel very relaxed and some may even fall asleep.  There may be some tingling sensations in different parts of the body which is normal. The treatment should not feel ticklish or acutely painful although there may be some discomfort or tenderness in reflexes which show an imbalance.   

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