Reflexology is an ancient and relaxing therapy that can help improve circulation and help normalize bodily functions. It is a holistic therapy which addresses the whole body rather than isolated symptoms.
Relax, revitalise, de-toxify, tone, balance vitality and triggers a healthy response which allows the patient to change and get better.
Reflexology DOES NOT:
Diagnose an illness, or claim to cure an illness.
Although Reflexology has only recently been rediscovered in the West, it has been used in other cultures for many thousands of years. There is evidence for foot massage as therapy in China and India amongst other places, while the first pictorial evidence of Reflexology dates from approximately 2500BC. It was found in the Tomb of the Physician, and the inscription translates as “Please don’t hurt me”, and the practitioner replies “I shall act so you praise me.”
Reflexology was rediscovered in the West by Dr William Fitzgerald in the United States who developed the concept of Zone Therapy. He taught this technique to Dr Joseph Shelby-Riley and his wife Elizabeth who used this method in their practise for many years.
Riley’s assistant, Eunice Ingham (1879 – 1974) advanced Reflexology dramatically when she separated the reflexes on the feet from Zone therapy in general. She felt that the feet should be special targets for therapy because of their highly sensitive nature, and she eventually evolved on the feet themselves a “map” of the entire body. Her contribution is acknowledged to be so great that she is known as the mother of Reflexology, and is credited with being the founder of foot Reflexology.
A Reflexology session lasts an hour. I work in Bristol. Six weekly treatments are recommended initially to allow your body time to respond to the benefits of the treatments.
I have a complex and ongoing health condition, which I have found easier to manage since having Reflexology treatments with Kate. Having regular treatments has made me feel calmer and better able to cope with my health problems.
Attending regular Reflexology sessions with Kate, helped me tremendously during my pregnancy. I found myself relaxed and well prepared for labour, and I had a quick, painless and happy birth. Reflexology made a significant difference to my pregnancy, and I would use it again in future.
I'm now on my second course of sessions, and highly recommend reflexology and Kate in particular. I've found these sessions to be incredibly relaxing and de-stressing and feel they're having a positive effect on my mental health.
Kate is amazing. I can not recommend her skills highly enough. Whether I have blocked sinuses, high stress levels, insomnia or bad back, Kate's reflexology gives me almost instant relief. AMAZING!
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