What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a type of massage that involves applying different amounts of pressure to the feet, hands, and ears. It’s based on a theory that these body parts are connected to certain organs and body systems. People who practice this technique are called reflexologists and here at Eternal Beauty Advanced Skin Care Clinic in Lisburn I have over 20 years’ experience in using Reflexology and I have developed my own style based on my client’s feedback.
There are thousands of pressure points and nerve endings in the feet, hands and ears, that each correspond to a particular part of the body. There are in fact 7,000 nerve endings found in the human foot. When these areas are targeted specifically during a reflexology treatment, this stimulation will work to restore unbalanced energy levels as well as helping to heal a whole host of niggling health ailments.
Now more than ever will you see the benefits of Reflexology as with these uncertain times of covid 19 I can help ease some of those pressures.
What are the potential benefits of reflexology?
- Anxiety Relief
Reflexology has been shown to increase blood flow to the extremities, slow down heart rate, and decrease blood pressure. The massage work in this type of therapy is soft and has minimal pressure and feels soothing to the patient. The nice thing is that for people looking to chill out and not take medication, this could be a promising natural treatment. No equipment is needed, just a trained professional.
- Minimizing Headaches
Reflexology helps to alleviate headaches and migraines by releasing the muscle tension around the cervical spine, enhancing blood circulation to all organs in the body and by reducing the stress and tension which is often responsible for most types of headaches.
- Helping to Control Type 2 Diabetes
Reflexology is widely known for its healing powers in easing digestive problems, such as IBS and diabetes. By targeting the relevant digestive reflex points on the foot or face with light to moderate pressure and massage techniques, the reflexologist can rebalance glands and their secretion of enzymes and hormones. In this way, reflexology helps the body to self-heal and establish homeostasis, and in so doing control blood sugar levels. A programme of treatments is recommended due to the cumulative effects of complementary therapies: the more you have the healthier and better you will feel as a whole. At Eternal Beauty Lisburn I have many regular clients who could not be without my treatments to help manage their Diabetes.
Where can I receive Reflexology?
At my skin-care clinic in Lisburn where you will be assessed by a fully trained skin and massage professional who has over 20 years’ experience in dealing with and treating a range of skin problems such as acne, pigmentation, ageing, lines and wrinkles and skin tightening. I am fully trained in a range of massage techniques including Swedish full body massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Deep tissue Recovery Massage and Reflexology.
Contact me Ann-Marie