What is reflexology?
Reflexology can be traced back to 2330 BC in ancient Egypt and also in India and China. Reflexology as we know it today is attributed to the work of Eunice Ingham, an American therapist who mapped reflex points on the feet and hands corresponding to all organs, glands and parts of the body.
For example, the toes represent the head, and the ball of the foot represents the chest and lung area. Reflexology is a complementary therapy and is recognised by the NHS, many GPs and hospices.
It is a unique method, which applies pressure to the reflex points on the hands, face and/or feet using the thumbs and fingers. It is a natural therapy that people of all ages use – from babies to the elderly.
You do not need to have a condition to enjoy reflexology as it provides a wonderful way to de-stress, relax and unwind.
Whilst reflexology works very well alongside conventional medicine, it should never be used in place of seeking professional medical advice. If you are concerned about your health, please always consult your GP first.
What happens during a Reflexology treatment?
Reflexology treatments are available in a private, comfortable and relaxing treatment room at The Health Workshop, Rushton’s Yard, Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Please note the treatment room is upstairs.
Prior to your first appointment you will be asked to complete an online well-being consultation form, this allows me to check for any contra-indications and tailor the treatment for what you need.
When you arrive to the treatment room for your first appointment we will discuss your aims for the session and I can answer any questions you may have. You will also be asked to complete a data protection form (more details below).
The relaxation can then begin!
You will be asked to remove your shoes and socks, and be made comfortable on the relaxing couch, with an option of a cosy blanket. I will apply a beautiful organic foot balm to your feet, and you will start to feel the stresses of the day slip away!
At this point, I will then carry out a short breathing exercise with you, which really encourages the mind and body to unwind. Pressure will then be applied to the reflex points on the feet, as you relax.
Many clients do like to be peaceful during the treatment and some do like to talk. I will always take your lead on this, it is your session and I want you to get the best possible outcome during it. It is also not uncommon for clients to fall asleep; this is completely normal.
After I have worked the various reflex points, I will then massage the feet with the beautiful balm and wrap the feet to end – bliss!
You will then have time to ask any questions about your session.
If you have booked a maternity or facial reflexology appointment, you can read more about these treatments on their respective pages.
Reflexology is a truly relaxing treatment, and many of my clients leave the treatment room feeling lighter and brighter, ready to face the day.
If you would like to try reflexology for yourself head to Book Now for price details, and how to book.
Look forward to meeting you,
TREAT YOUR FEET
Your feet are precious, and as part of your well-being routine it’s important to give them some attention.
Revitalise tired or overworked feet with the pumice foot scrub and comfrey and mallow foot balm from Neal’s Yard Remedies. Click on the image to give your feet a treat!
General Data Protection
General Data Protection (GDPR) is the new legal protection for personal information from May 2018.
If you provide any sensitive medical/health information to me via email, text, phone conversation or social media messenger services, I will only hold and use this if we proceed to treatment, at which time I will require explicit consent from you to hold this data. If we do not proceed to a treatment I will securely destroy all information sent.
All reflexology clients will be required to read and sign a Privacy Notice under the new GDPR guidelines. This notice will be issued at your treatment during your well-being consultation.
As the owner of Kelly Hainsworth, I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office.
The Purpose of Processing Client Data
In order to give professional reflexology treatments, I will need to gather and retain information about your health and well-being. I will only use this information for informing reflexology treatments and associated recommendations concerning aspects of health and well-being. This will be discussed in full at an appointment.
If you have any questions regarding your information or GDPR please email firstname.lastname@example.org