Working through the energy pathways of the body, reflexology can help to clear areas of congestion, which may present themselves as insomnia, IBS, migraines, fertility problems, to name a few.
With so many nerves ending in our feet, massaging them has an instantly relaxing effect on the whole body. Many people find reflexology relaxes them so much they either fall asleep or go into a dream state. These are good responses as it is when our body is at rest that it can heal itself.
For emotional and mental well being, I find Reflexology has a very grounding impact, helping to balance the mind in times of stress and anxiety; drawing the energy down from our minds and reconnecting us with our feet and the earth they walk on.
I work only on the feet and lower legs, starting with a warm flannel to clean them, then a series of massage techniques to help them relax. Using a talc free body powder, I work with a firm pressure to either stimulate or relax specific reflex points. This helps to release areas of congestion elsewhere in the body, depending on the individual’s needs. I finish by massaging in an organic blend of oils to leave the feet nourished and supple and wrap the feet in a cotton towel.
The Neal’s Yard Remedies products I use are all organic and vegan. The oil is a nut blend, nut free is available upon request.