Reflexology is a holistic treatment which works on the principle that every organ and system in the body has a corresponding reflex point on the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands.
RESTORING BALANCE TO MIND AND BODY
Light pressure is used to stimulate each of the reflexes to release tension, remove energy blockages, and stimulate circulation. When stimulated, the body’s own healing processes are triggered, restoring balance and overall wellbeing.
This powerful form of reflexology is based on stimulating the spinal reflexes on the feet. A skilled reflexologist can stimulate each individual vertebra and identify the nerve roots that are out of balance.
So how does Spinal Reflexology work? The brain is housed within the skull, and the vertebrae (backbones) are home to the spinal cord. In fact, the spinal cord runs through little holes in the vertebrae, then branches out along the spine and connects with the tissues of the body, providing them with nerve control.
The spinal column divides the physical body in half. Thus the spine reflex point is equally divided between both feet (one on the right foot, one on the left). This point runs from the base of the big toe, all the way down along the arch bone, to the heel. If you take a finger and trace this area, you will actually feel a bone that curves along the arch of the foot. This bone represents the spine.
IMPROVING YOUR BACK HEALTH
In reflexology, the spine reflex point on the feet powerfully affects the upper, middle and lower back, along with the central nervous system. By using Spinal Reflexology, we aim to identify which organs are not functioning correctly. Conversely, back problems can inhibit the proper functioning of the organs.
Reflexology for Pre-Conception, Pregnancy & Post-Natal Care
Fertility declines in both sexes after the age of around 25/30. Because people are delaying starting a family until well into their 30s, infertility is becoming more common.
Pre-Conception Care is an opportunity for you and your partner to improve your health before you start trying for a baby. This treatment will help to balance hormonal communication between brain, pituitary gland and ovaries, stimulating egg maturation and ovulation.
With established pregnancies, our specialist reflexology treatment focuses on the pregnancy-related issues you are suffering from and helps promote a natural labour after 37 weeks.
IDEAL FOR THE NEW MOTHER
Once baby has arrived, life can be hectic, so Post-Natal Reflexology is the best way to care for yourself and your baby after birth. As well as improving your sleep, Post-Natal Reflexology treatments can assist in decreasing the discomfort of afterbirth, and help you to relax and feel cared for during an intense time of being a new mother.
Regular treatments after giving birth have shown to be excellent for maintaining or increasing milk supply and enhancing bonding and breastfeeding, as well as helping to reduce the effects of post-natal depression.
Precision Reflexology was developed in Devon by Pru Miskin over 25 years ago.
It is a light-touch technique that accesses your subtle energy by linking two or more reflex points simultaneously, using the fingertips. The therapist then senses the pulse that can be detected running between the points.
Precision Reflexology is currently being developed and taught by Jan Williamson at The School of Precision Reflexology in Devon as a postgraduate course for qualified reflexologists.