Reflexology; Maternity, Hand and Facial Reflexology
Reflexology is pressure massage to reflex points on the feet or hands.
Reflexology is believed to date back to Ancient Egypt, India and China. In 1913 Dr William Fitzgerald introduced this therapy to the West as 'Zone Therapy'. He noted that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone.
In the 1930's Eunice Ingham further developed this zone theory into what is now known as Reflexology. She observed that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body.
What are the benefits?
On your first visit
The practitioner will have a preliminary talk with you to determine your present and past health and lifestyle. The Reflexologist will then use their hands to apply pressure to the feet. The application and the effect of the therapy are unique to each person. A treatment session usually lasts for about 1 hour.
Reflexology during Pregnancy
Adapted Reflexology techniques are used during the pregnancy.
Reflexology before, during and after the pregnancy is an excellent way for the body to relax. Both partners can have Reflexology sessions during this time.
Reflexology for the baby is lovely for the parents to connect with the baby. Ask your Reflexologist to show you some techniques you can use with your child.
Gentle Birth Method
Dr Gowri Motha has developed a month-by-month programme to help you carry your baby to full term, have a shorter, easier labour and feel happy, confident and in control.
Reflexology and Reiki are recommended as part of this program. I can help you with these sessions and they can be tailored to your needs and as it is suggested.
Follows exactly the same principals as foot Reflexology. The human body is completely reflected in the hands the same way as the feet. A hand treatment usually lasts 30 minutes.
Hand Reflexology is carried out if for some reason the feet can't be worked on or the client prefers the hands.
Woking Resource Centre
Reflexology at the Woking Resource Centre for members and non-members. Treatments are carried out on an electric couch or in your own wheelchair.
A Vietnamese system of facial acupressure.
The system was originally developed in the 1980's by doctors in Ho Chi Minh City as a less invasive alternative to facial acupunture.
Vietnamese Facial Reflexology or Dien' Cham' promotes a healthy flow of energy throughout the body by stimulation of 57 acupressure points and associated reflex zones on the face.
Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD)
RLD aims to stimulate the function of the lymphatic system and drain excess lymph from the damaged area. With RLD you focus primarily on reducing secondary lymphoedema, a swelling in the arm following treatment for breast cancer.
The treatment starts with measuring both arms. Followed by the treatment on the feet. At the end of the session both arms are measured again.