What is Reflexology
Reflexology massage is a non-invasive, natural, relaxing and enjoyable form of pressure therapy. It involves massage and pressure being applied to extremities of the body; the feet, hands or face (but is most well known for being on the feet). There are different types; western reflexology and eastern reflexology.
Reflexology has both Eastern and Western origins and dates back thousands of years. It has no one founder as many cultures from all over the world have contributed to the practice including Arabia, Europe, India, China and Japan. The oldest known evidence of reflexology is Ancient Egyptian tomb drawings from 2500BC depicting feet being held and massaged.
How Does Reflexology massage Work & what are the benefits
Reflexology massage can bring about relaxation and release tension.
This can support women and couples through the journey of fertility, pregnancy and postnatal which Katrina has specific training in.
There are a number of theories on how exactly reflexology works including relaxation, effecting the nervous system, oxytocin release and effecting energy pathways. All cause balance and promote wellbeing.
Health authorites have estimated that much of our illhealth is stress related. Many of us lead busy, fast paced lives and rarely give our bodies time to completely relax and unwind. Stress can manifest as physical and mental ill health, for example; muscle tension, poor immune system, lowered energy levels or depression. Reflexology decreases stress by creating a deep sense of relaxation.
Reflexology works on the central nervous system. A neurological relationship exists between the skin and the internal organs. There is over 7,000 nerve endings in the feet!
RELEASE OF OXYTOCIN
Touch releases the hormone oxytocin which has numerous health benefits including aiding healing, reveling pain, lifting mood, reducing stress and reducing some anxiety.
Katrina is a knowledgeable and friendly therapist with over 9 years in practice.
She offers reflexology for wellbeing, relaxation and specialises in fertility, pregnancy, birth and the postal period.