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My name is Katie Howling and I am a fully qualified and insured clinical reflexologist and maternity reflexologist based in Weston, Spalding, Lincolnshire
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a gentle, non-invasive holistic treatment that encourages the body to balance and heal itself. It is based on the principle that all the systems of the body are mapped out in reflex points predominantly on the feet and hands. Your feet mirror your body - left side on the left foot , right side on the right foot. Each part of the body and every bodily function has its own related spot on the feet called a reflex point.
When energy currents that flow through the longitudinal zones build up at certain points, they create an accumulation of energy or blockage at these points. Referred to as energy blocks, they interrupt the smooth flow of energy throughout the body causing pain, disorder, disease or whatever problems which require healing.
During a treatment, gentle pressure is applied to the corresponding area using a wide range of techniques, increasing blood flow and allowing the body to heal itself.
Reflexology has the potential to influence the whole body and help with a number of issues. It is suitable for all ages and almost anyone can benefit.
What are the Benefits of Reflexology?
As holistic practitioners, we are here to support you as a whole person and promote your well-being.
Following illness, stress, injury or disease, the body is in a state of "imbalance". Reflexology can help restore balance and encourage healing and improve general health and well-being.
Reflexology acknowledges that every person is unique, and so it is not possible to know in advance how you will react to a treatment. However, people do feel very relaxed, may sleep better and notice a feeling of improved mood.
Some of the benefits of reflexology include:-
You do not need to have a presenting condition to benefit from reflexology. This beautiful, relaxing therapy helps you unwind, de-stress and rejuvinate!
Reflexology for Stress
For many of us, modern lifestyles mean we are all too often under periods of long term stress. It is the long term stress that can wear us down, leaving us mentally drained and physically exhausted. Reflexology can help reduce stress levels and some people find that sleep patterns are restored, their mood is improved and they feel more positive about their general well-being. Reflexology can help relieve tension within the body and can reduce anxiety.
With an appropriately qualified reflexologist, maternity reflexology is a safe and supportive therapy and can help deal with the physical, emotional and hormonal changes of pregnancy and childbirth. The techniques used are very gentle and calming and can help the expectant mother to connect with her baby. Regular treatments may help ease any side effects or discomfort. Reflexology works to keep your body in balance and is great for reducing stress and aiding relaxation.
Reflexology may help with the following pregnancy related conditions:-
Although reflexology is considered safe during pregnancy for the majority of women, there are some conditions where reflexology is not advisable. It is therefore important that reflexology is given by a practitioner who has specific training in this special area.
Postnatal reflexology is a gentle and natural way to help balance the hormones and return the body back to its non-pregnant state. Most women will experience a range of emotions following birth from jubilation to exhaustion. Postnatal reflexology treatments may help to calm and relax you and enable your body to heal and rebalance.