Reflexology

Reflexology is a complementary healthcare therapy based on the belief that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which are believed to correspond to all organs and parts of the body. Some practitioners may also include work on points found in the face and ears. Reflexology works on an individual basis and may alleviate and improve symptoms such as everyday stress and tension.

During a typical reflexology session the reflexologist will take a detailed medical history. Sessions are usually performed in a comfortable chair or couch. If it is to be performed on the feet, the client will be asked to remove footwear and socks but other forms of reflexology require no removal of clothing. The practitioner will make a visual and tactile examination of the area to be worked before beginning the precise reflexology massage movements. The particular types of movements involved require the application of an appropriate pressure using the thumb and fingers.

Reflexology can be a wonderfully relaxing experience where you can take time out from everyday pressures. The therapist’s expert touch may help you relax which can help improve mood, aid sleep and relieve tension. The result may be an overall sense of wellbeing.

(Ref: based on cnhc descriptor issued 20th June 2012)

Some background information about reflexology

Reflexology had been practiced for thousands of years in Ancient Egypt, India and China when in 1913 this ancient art was brought to the West by Dr. William Fitzgerald under the name of “Zone Therapy” .

In the 1930’s Eunice Ingram modified Dr. Fitzgerald’s Zone Therapy into what we now know as Reflexology after she discovered that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to all glands, organs, parts and systems of the body.

See which part of the body the foot affects

Applying pressure to these reflex areas, using the thumb, finger and hand which may promote balance in the body.

Reflexology is suitable for people of all ages and has been claimed to promote well-being.

During the first session Julie will discuss areas of your lifestyle, following this discussion you may receive reflexology on your feet, or hands if you prefer or if this seems more appropriate.

A typical session will last in the region of an hour and during this time you may experience some slight discomfort though, in general, the experience will usually be pleasant.

Follow-up sessions can then be arranged and this will be discussed with you at the first session.

After the first couple of sessions you may experience feelings of well-being or alternatively you may feel some transitory discomfort.  This is useful information so please do tell Julie about any such sensations.

Julie Tasker Tel: 07947 102 645
Email: info@jthealing.co.uk  www.jthealing.co.uk    If you don’t hear from Julie within 24 hours please try ringing or texting her as sometimes the email contacts don’t arrive.  Julie is usually really good at first acknowledging emails & then when she has more time giving a fuller answer if needed.

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