I’d like to introduce myself Janette love and I’m a massage specialist and reflexologist .

Not everyone is aware of REFLEXOLOGY and the power it has on us how ever small to help in our daily lives. Not only is it one of the most relaxing treatments but it’s health benefits are astounding.

I’m going to be doing micro sessions on Thursday the 5th March @The Skin Company, 30 min treatments for £20 . (Reflexology is usually 1 hour sessions)

Please take out 15 mins out of your day to have a read below on reflexology this read alone will set you in a place of relaxing tranquil .. How can you resist .. Now make yourself a cuppa and relax and read enjoy

Reflexology is a very special kind of foot massage It is one of the most unbelievably relaxing treatments . All foot massage is beneficial and relaxing but reflexology provides a more specific method of working to diagnose problems and stimulate health throughout the whole body.

Reflexology is a method of stimulating the body’s healing mechanism through the massage of certain reflex points on the feet and hands. The therapy, derived from ancient Chinese and Indian diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, is based on the idea that organs of the body are represented on the feet, making them a vital map of the body. Seems odd but it works!

Modern reflexology is both a science and an art. As a science it requires careful study, faithful practice and a good knowledge of the techniques and skills. And yet, as one of the healing arts, reflexology yields the best result when the Reflexologist works with dedication, patience, focused intention and, above all, loving care. The reflexologist is a channel of healing.

Foot reflexology is “pressure therapy” and involves applying focused pressure to certain known reflex points located in the foot to balance energy, elevating ailments and helping to prevent disease. The art of reflexology uses the premise that energy channels or pathways transverse throughout the body, linking organs and body parts, to stimulate and revitalise this energy flow. Nerve zones or reflex points go from the bottom of our feet to the top of our head, encompassing all vital organs on the way. A sensitive area of the foot may indicate a problem in the corresponding organ of the body and by working on this trouble-spot, the main problem can often be helped. A trained reflexologist can put pressure on different meridians or energy lines on the sole and side of the feet to determine and treat the cause of illness.

Energy is the basis of life and a vital factor for healing. As reflexologists we are concerned with the internal body energy. With an understanding of this energy we will be able to promote better comprehension of the holistic philosophy. Reflexology is truly a holistic non-invasive therapy, where the practitioner sees the patient as a whole; it is most important that the practitioner is aware of this concept from the onset of treatment, as it is this approach and perspective that is so advantageous. Patients’ problems should not be viewed as just a bad shoulder or stiff neck and so forth. The body does not function as a collection of individual parts but as an interaction of many structures and systems.

One of the keys to effective therapy work is the skill of listening and observing the client. The holistic process is aimed at treating the whole person, the mind as well as the body. By treating the person, emotional release is likely to happen. This can be in the form of agitation, anger, anxiety, distress, laughter or tears. This is a result of emotional overload. This release is very important and plays an important part in the curative process.

As reflexologists we will assess what a client needs. As we commence the treatment the person relaxes and totally unwinds, creating tranquillity and relaxation. This, together with soothing music and burning incense, creates a powerful ambience to calm the inner emotions. The mind relaxes, the eyes close and the shoulders release their tension. During a treatment, many relaxation techniques may be used. Also breathing exercises can be given.

Relaxation is one of the keys for good health. People who have had several sessions will automatically become more aware of their body, which is actually the first step to good health.

In reflexology, not only the feet but also the hands and ears are seen as a perfect microcosm of the body, with a somatic replication of all organs, glands and muscles on to an area or a reflex point. Palpation or pressure on such points helps to achieve balance in the body by normalizing the functions of internal organs through a system of zones that link particular reflexes with particular organs. This treatment by pressure helps to stimulate the body’s healing process and allows the person to achieve physical and emotional well-being.

There are many ways to apply pressure. Even wringing the hands or rubbing them together can be quite beneficial, while putting the fingertips together helps to stimulate the brain, and squeezing the fingers can relieve a headache or toothache. Borrowing from Chinese meridian theory, the area just behind the ball of the foot is known as ‘Bubbling Spring’ (or ‘Well’) point, a vital acupoint. This is also the same area where the solar plexus is represented on the feet in reflexology theory. It is on these minute reflex areas that the reflexologist will apply precise alternating pressure techniques, thus bringing about a therapeutic effect on the corresponding area of the body.

Reflexology is a must for the 21st century. Relaxation is also an essential part of acquiring physical and mental well-being, to relieve day-to-day stress. We need to make this age-old therapy a regular part of everyday life. It is good for young and old alike. Reflexology treatment has many benefits. It leads to a better functioning of the circulatory system, as blood flow is improved, taking all the nutrients to the appropriate parts more efficiently. Blood and nerve supply to muscles improves, aiding and relaxing muscle spasm and tension. The treatment also promotes good muscle tone through nerve stimulation. So reflexology helps, to a degree, to compensate for lack of exercise in cases of illness or old age. It also promotes a more active peripheral vascular return. This is especially helpful in people who have a sedentary lifestyle, whose skeletal muscles often lack the ability to adequately squeez the veins to increase the venous blood pressure. Following a Reflexology treatment their hearts do not have to work quite so hard to bring about the venous return.

People often find the therapy warming and exhilarating, as it calms the nervous system. Since stress-related problems do not seem to have the same adverse effects, they are better able to cope. Reflexology can in fact be both sedative and a stimulant to the nervous system. This is why it benefits and relieves pain in many nervous and autoimmune disorders. Also, the processes of elimination works more efficiently, so that there is no accumulation of excess waste within the system, which many therapists consider the primary cause of disease. Stimulating the circulation helps the elimination of excess waste products and contributes to an increase in the of excretion of fluids.

The treatment generally also lessens inflammation (pain, swelling, heat and redness) which may occur as reactions of the body’s tissues to injury. In cases of injury there is no need to touch the impaired part itself. Stimulation to the lymphatic system helps the oedema that is often the body’s reaction to injury, and the accumulation of fluids that could also be the result of a defective kidney or a circulatory disorder.

Reflexology is also very effective when combined with other natural health therapies. Reflexology complements massage and other physical therapies by reducing stress and tension in the internal glands and organs of the body and by relieving stress from parts of the body that are too painful to be worked on direct.

During a reflexology treatment, a painful reflex is indicative of either a physically manifested disease or an accumulation of stagnant supple energy in the aura. It might also show that the part of the body related to this reflex is working extra hard, normally due to impaired functioning of one or more of the body’s organs, to help keep the person in a state of homeostasis. The recommended treatment for painful reflexes is to apply specific compression techniques in order to clear the stagnant energy. This can be a very uncomfortable procedure and many people will deter from seeking further treatment. However, the application of the correct colour can often achieve the same result painlessly. Also, the application of colour to certain reflexes induces a state of complete relaxation. So it would be very beneficial to apply colour at the start of a treatment because a relaxed body is able to assimilate healing energies more effectively.

Like our physical body, our auric field has its own frequency of vibration. Similarly, if one field is affected then so will the other fields. Everything we do affects our aura and if what we are doing is detrimental, then an imbalance in the vibration occurs. This changes its colour and reflects itself in the endocrine glands, nervous system and organs of the physical body.

When you have experienced the vitalising working of reflexology you will no longer doubt that this natural way of treatment is beneficial to your health. As a regulating therapy it improves the energy of the human body. This active life energy is as important to our cells as electricity is for machines. Foot reflexology is relaxing and curing but also, for our daily vitality, this unique method will guard our health. It will protect us from disease as it boosts our immune system. Without any doubt when we talk about reflexology we speak of a healing power that energises the functional process in our body.

Janette Love