REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology is an ancient art with history that goes back thousands of years to countries that include China, India and Egypt. Although foot care / treatments have been used throughout the world, reflexology has been shaped over the years by many famous pioneers, to what we know and practise today.

Reflexology is both an art and a science, working to stimulate the natural healing ability of the body.

Reflexology is a holistic practise supporting our well-being – the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects, as well as our general health care.

Reflexology is a treatment that deals with the principle, that there are ‘reflex’ areas on the feet, the hands and the ears. These reflexes correspond to all 12 of our body systems.

Examples of these systems are

  • the nervous system
  • the digestive system
  • the respiratory system
  • and the lymphatic system

This is done with a unique method of using thumb and finger ‘walking’ or direct pressure techniques on those specific reflex areas. Other techniques include gliding and massage with gentle, but firm pressure being applied.

Reflexology may well help with many conditions from general aches and pains, to more serious disorders and diseases.

Here are some circumstances where reflexology may be beneficial:

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Allergies

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Anxiety

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Asthma

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Back, Shoulder and Neck Pain

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Cancer

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Depression

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Diabetes

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Eczema

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Hay Fever

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Headaches and Migraines

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Infertility/IVF

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Insomnia

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome - IBS

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Mental Health

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Multiple Sclerosis

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Pregnancy

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Pre-Menstrual Tension

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Sciatica

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Sinusitis

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Stress Relief

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Thyroid Imbalance

While reflexology does not cure dis-ease or disorders, it may help with associated symptoms and discomfort.

It can also help with improving someone’s quality of life. As a professional reflexologist, I do not claim to be able to diagnose or claim to be able to cure any aliment. Please see your GP or other primary health carer.

Due to the balancing nature of reflexology such benefits include balancing our energy, pain relief, detoxification, increased circulation, regulation of blood pressure and the nervous system. It assists the body to relax, reduce stress, and can be a pro-active preventative as part of on-going well-being plan.

Here at Time to Blossom I will be working on your feet for your reflexology treatments, the feet being the most commonly practised treatment.

  • Your treatment starts with a chat and a consultation on your current health and history. We will discuss your expectations for your reflexology sessions, i.e. whether it is for solely relaxation, specific areas you’d like the focus on, pressure etc.
  • Your treatment will be done on the massage table, while you remain fully clothed. I aim to make your session as comfortable as possible for you, by the use of bolstering cushions and warm, clean linens.
  • Your treatment begins by wiping your feet with a hot cloth and then by using a massage oil or balm applied to both feet by using relaxation massage and warm up techniques.
  • I may find during your treatment reflexes that are ‘out of balance’, by detecting blockages or small deposits in the feet. For Example: Some reflexes feel like a grain of rice or bumpy underneath the skin. By working over these reflexes your therapist can clear any blockages in that reflex. I am looking at energy as well, colour, texture and more.

Regular reflexology treatments will be of benefit to any issues you may be facing either emotional or physically.

Taking part of my ‘Package Deals‘ makes regular treatments affordable.

For your first appointment please allow for an extra 15 minutes to go through the consultation form and discuss what you’d like from your reflexology treatments.

Reflexology with Sue of Time to Blossom in Christchurch
Book a Reflexology treatment with Sue at Time to Blossom in Christchurch