Reflexology is one of my favourite treatments to give and receive....a truly wonderful way to relax, rebalance and rejuvenate!
I begin by working with subtle energies before I work on the traditional 'foot maps' associated with reflexology. What this means is that I specialise in the use of Energy Balancing techniques within reflexology. For instance, balancing and linking the glands within the endocrine system, which is particularly useful for:
perimenopausal women (often from about 35-50 years old)
easing symptoms of PMT ,
irregular menstrual cycles
balancing the whole woman throughout her cycle
Whatever area of the body is 'playing up' I connect energetically and am usually able to enable a healing response within the body. You could say that I question areas of the body and they 'tell' me what they need, sometimes this could be emotional or spiritual support, food shifts or to be 'heard'. Remember that these areas of your body are still you, just holding energy in a particular way that means that you are currently out of flow; they are sign posts, so we use these sign posts to help you get back into flow.
When we are at pivotal stages of life; for instance pregnancy or menopause, the way that we have lived before may not work for us anymore. So the feedback that the body/energy gives is key to transitioning and then creating flow in this new way of life. By 'flow' I mean ease, so that there is no struggle anymore, that the energy can nourish us again just like a healthy diet does, or blood nourishes the tissues.
At it's heart reflexology works on the principle that the feet are ‘mini-maps’ of the whole body and that each reflex has a corresponding body area, organ or body system.
When firm but gentle pressure is applied using thumbs and fingers to the reflex/area, there is a cleansing and balancing effect on the corresponding body areas. In addition it also induces a deep sense of relaxation, much reducing the effect of stress on the mind and body. Many clients report feeling sensations in areas other than their feet, such as their shoulder, this is because we are using a small area on the foot as a way to work on the big area/actual problematic body space.
My experience has taught me that many physical issues have a basis in unresolved emotion issues, trauma or feelings/needs unexpressed. While reflexology is a great way to begin to relax the body, to work with the real cause, I always recommend Energy Complete. Once this is resolved you can go back to reflexology just for the relaxation and pure pleasure of it.
It is not at all tickly, and please do not be worried about the condition of your feet, regular reflexology helps them get back to their normal healthy way of being.
Venue: my home, see here
Duration: 1 hour- 1 hour 15mins
Things to know before you book
Cancellation Policy: There is a 24 hour cancellation notice requirement for all treatments, otherwise a 50% fee will be incurred, unless you are unwell with Covid symptoms
How to Make Payments: Payment can be made via Cash, Card or BACS. Receipts are given.
Reflexology for Menopause
Reflexology has been found to be of significant benefit to women in peri-menopause and menopause.
I use balancing techniques to enable your hormonal transition to be as smooth as possible, linking techniques to help your organs to work in harmony, and relaxation techniques to help you unwind, relieving stress and anxiety.
It is better to have a series, if possible, of weekly treatments, with a reduction in frequency once a more relaxed and acceptable pattern to you has established. Overall, this therapy can most definitely help you be as comfortable in your own skin as possible during this natural transition.
As I said previously, often there is an emotional/ energetic component to the physical symptom. For instance hot flushes can be about needing time for self, or an inability to state your needs/speak up for yourself. Each of us may have a different cause under pinning the same symptom.
Menopause is a time of deep transition for women, as we move into wisdom and take a step back from caring for all but ourselves. We are encouraged at this time to get to know ourselves deeply, to create a deep, loving and compassionate connection with ourselves if we haven't already done so. We may explore the spiritual aspect of ourselves. If there's old emotions/ trauma etc that hasn't been balanced we can be forced to deal with it at this time. It's like Mother Nature says, "well, you're going no further until you start taking care of you, all of you, even the crap". And so, with this in mind, I would recommend the Energy Complete. A few sessions clearing the signposts from your body/energy and then back to reflexology just because it's balancing, feels lovely, helps you relax and it's a definite time out for you, where you do not need to take care of anything or anyone.
For pregnant ladies I also offer maternity reflexology, as created by Susanne Enzer (see below). It's very gentle, balancing and very relaxing; soothing you and your baby. Please be assured that reflexology (energy based or normal) does not and cannot harm you or your baby.
For those diagnosed with Symphisis Pubis pain or Pelvic Girdle pain I can use reflexology techniques to reduce greatly or even eliminate the pain of SPD or PGP. This can normally be done with 1 normal treatment, followed by 3 quick 5-10 minute sessions in the following days. All my
maternity ladies who have suffered with this, have been effectively treated; the pain either goes entirely or is greatly reduced so that the expectant mum is able to get on with her life. So please do not suffer in silence.
To enable you to be in the best possible health for the birth of your baby and a quick recovery, it is recommend that you have at least 6 treatments during your pregnancy. Should you go over your due date after the six treatments, we can then do a birth priming technique to help baby decide to be born! This technique is quite alot stronger than the maternity reflexology that we normally do.
If you have had an epidural with any of your pregnancies, you may still suffer from headaches or backaches, I am able to use reflexology techniques to help clear the 'toxins' and trauma caused by the epidural; it even works with ladies whose children are grown up! Quite remarkable.
Frequency: dependant on circumstances
If you are fearful of giving birth or have had traumatic births with previous children then I suggest we book you in for a couple of Energy Complete sessions. This will clear the fear and or trauma associated with your upcoming birthing and enable you and baby to relax about this phase. If you have had a previous birth experience that was traumatic or where you felt no one listened to you, or that things were out of control, it is likely to have left a lasting impression on the brain but not in a safety creating or empowering way. It may have also affected your ability to bond with your new born. The Energy Complete works with those old feelings and beliefs, releasing them, relaxing the mind and body; finding resolution. We can then work together to create an ideal birthing experience and energetically re-bond you with your child; whatever age they now are.
If the fear isn't based on past birthing experience, we can still work together to clear the fear, find the sense of strength and empowerment and 'practice' the up coming birth with visualisation and energy tools; we will ensure that your unborn baby knows that it is not the right time for being born, just a practice time.
For those struggling to conceive, Fertility Reflexology is available. The reasons for infertility can be many and varied, indeed, there may be no medical reason and this is where reflexology can help. The aim of this is to reduce your anxiety and stress levels, balance the endocrine system, relax you and get the body in balance so that it is best placed to carry a baby. This is best achieved by weekly treatments for the first 6 weeks and then monthly before ovulation. However if you know that you struggle to stay relaxed then weekly treatments may be he best option for you.
Frequency: weekly for 6 weeks then as agreed
I also offer fertility Reflexology alongside Energy Complete to help ensure that there are no emotional blocks to stop you conceiving; the beliefs we hold about ourselves and the world around us, shape our emotional, mental and physical health. We would create a bespoke plan for you, so please contact me here.
About Susanne Enzer - Maternity Reflexology Trainer
Susanne is a highly respected fore-runner in her field. She trained as a midwife many years ago, and while in Australia was able to add reflexology to her care of expectant mothers. She has had many years of experience and has developed some wonderful techniques. When she came back to the UK she decided to give up the midwifery and train both midwives and reflexologists (like me) to do maternity reflexology, sharing her knowledge, experience and her techniques. What a gift!