WHAT IS IT?

Reflexology is a non-intrusive complimentary therapy that works through the expert manipulation of zones in your feet to counteract stress and relieve pains and ailments. This can help to restore a feeling of natural balance and harmony in your body.

Over the last decade reflexology has become recognised as a respected and effective form of treatment for people with a number of ailment including stress and anxiety, back pain and hormonal imbalances. It is an ancient natural therapy that uses subtle energies of the feet to balance and harmonise the entire being, based on the principle that there are reflex areas on the feet that correspond to all the organs, systems and parts of the body. When these points are stimulated, tension is eased, nerve and blood supply is increased and the body’s own healing potential is activated.

HOW CAN THIS HELP YOU?

With reflexology I am able to treat the whole person and not just a symptom, helping to relieve tensions and improve circulation allowing the body to find its natural balance. This has proved to be very beneficial to my clients who often come back for follow-ups, once their initial set of treatments have been completed. Reflexology can help with:

  • Back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Conditions associated with pregnancy
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Migraine headaches
  • Sinusitus

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WHAT TO EXPECT?

On your first visit I will take a detailed medical history and find out about your lifestyle and what has led you to use reflexology. I will then examine your feet before commencing with treatment. Apart from removing your footwear and socks prior to treatment, you will remain fully clothed.

The session will last between 45 minutes to an hour depending on whether this is your first appointment or not. The next step concerns the stimulation of various points on the feet to identify areas of tenderness and/or tension. I will then use brisk movements to warm up your feet and get them ready for treatment. Then the physical act of applying pressure starts from the toes to the heel according to your comfort. This particular type of movement requires the application of an appropriate pressure using the thumb and fingers on your feet. This should be within your comfort zone- not too heavy and not too light but at a level within your personal preference.

The number of treatment sessions I will recommend will vary depending on the condition being treated, but will always be discussed prior to any treatment plan. You should feel relaxed at the end of a session. How long that relaxation lasts is a good indicator of the effectiveness of the session. Make note of this and tell me at your next session this will help me plan or modify your treatment.

WHO WILL YOU SEE?

Dee Mortimer is a fully qualified member of the Association of Reflexology. She began her journey in complimentary therapy by becoming qualified in therapeutic massage in 1994 and became a reflexologist in 1997. She has had a reflexology practice in Tunbridge Wells for the last eight years.