FAQ – Frequently asked questions which may help with any queries you have on Reflexology.

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a holistic method for activating the healing powers of the body. It involves pressure and massage to the reflex points found on the feet, hands, ears and face. The treatment is based on the principle that there are energy zones running through the body, connecting the reflex areas in the feet with all major organs, glands and body parts.

Practitioners understand that health problems stem from blockages in these energy channels. The purpose of the massage is to unblock the channels and restart the flow of energy so that natural healing can occur. This natural healing process has many proven benefits. As a preventative therapy, reflexology works on the thousands of nerve endings in the feet, thereby stimulating the central nervous system.

Who can benefit from Holistic Reflexology

Reflexology revitalises a tired body, re-balances and restores physical and emotional wellbeing. While it nourishes and calms the mind, its powerful detoxifying effects will leave you feeling energised and refreshed.

It is suitable for all ages, and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. Reflexology has been shown to:

• Reduce stress
• Improve your immunity
• Detoxify the body
• Balance your hormones
• Stimulate the body’s self healing
• Energise

Reflexology can assist in conditions such as

• Stress related problems
• Pre-conception & Pregnancy
• Menstrual disorders (PMS, Hormonal Disorders) 
• Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Ovarian Cysts)
• Digestive disorders (Heartburn, IBS, Hiatus Hernia, Constipation)
• Back Pain and Sciatica
• Sinusitis
• Depression
• Headaches and Migraine
• Improves focus
• Sleep problems (Insomnia) 
• Fatigue
• Thyroid Imbalance
• Menopause
• Blood Pressure
• Asthma and Hayfever
• Migraine
• General Aches and Pains (Shoulders, Neck, Knees, Hips, Back) 
• Joint pain/Arthritis
• Helps during Convalescence
• Urinary and Kidney infections
• Tinnitus

What are the benefits of Reflexology?

Stress Relief
Whether you suffer from insomnia, migraines, digestive problems or fatigue, the root of many health problems can be linked to stress. Stress can be caused by our own hectic lifestyle, emotional, physical or environmental factors, it is almost completely unavoidable. Stress can be damaging to the body and mind. Under the influence of prolonged stress the body is less capable of fighting illness. Reflexology counteracts the effects of stress by promoting relaxation and bringing balance to the body.

Muscle Relaxation
Many factors can cause muscle tension, too much time sitting in one position, lifting heavy objects, working out with weights or emotional problems are just a few. Whatever the source, when muscles become tense and over stressed the energy in our body is thrown out of balance. The nerve pathways which connect muscles to the rest of the body become congested. This can result in pain, fatigue, irritability or even more stress. Reflexology stimulates nerve endings in the feet to release the energy, relax muscles and restore physical harmony.

Circulation Improvement
All the body’s systems need good blood circulation in order to function well. The blood carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells and removes waste products and toxins. Stress and tension tighten up the cardiovascular system and restricts blood flow, causing it to become sluggish. This results in the tissues becoming oxygen-deprived; the energy in the body becomes depleted, making all body systems suffer. Reflexology keeps the body’s circulation flowing smoothly, which rejuvenates tired tissues.

Detoxify and Cleanse
Riding the body of waste and toxins is extremely important to your health. When the lymphatic, urinary or intestinal systems become blocked due to a build up of toxins and waste the energy in the body stagnates. This may cause you to feel bloated, lethargic or even sick. Reflexology can release these blockages, helping your body to “let go” and eliminate toxins and waste, cleansing the body of all impurities. This will encourage the body to naturally restore its own healthy balance.

Body Balancer
Balance is vital for a healthy body, mind and spirit. To maintain a state of homeostasis the body needs to run smoothly. When there is a malfunction in the body it is thrown off balance. Reflexology is vital to sustain balance in every gland, organ, muscle, tissue and cell in the body, leaving all the systems of the body functioning fully, and in their natural equilibrium.

How can Reflexology help me?

By working specific reflex points on the feet, this improves circulation and lymph flow, cleanses the body of impurities and revitalises energy, which will encourage the body to naturally restore its own healthy balance. Additionally, Reflexology can bring soothing stress relief and relaxation to the mind, body and spirit. The treatment can be pleasurable and extremely relaxing to receive, as well as invigorating and energising.

What happens during treatment?

A full consultation will be taken on each visit, to establish an overall picture of your general health and lifestyle. After you will be asked to remove your socks and shoes, and be seated in comfortably in a reclining chair. The session begins with a relaxing Indian Head massage, followed by pressure being applied to reflexes on the feet by the hands, to release blockages to enable a free flow of energy to the body.

Will the treatment hurt?

No, but you may feel a little tender in some areas on your feet where there is congestion, causing a blockage of energy. Sometimes you can feel sensations flowing around your body or noises from your digestive system as it clears channels and speeds up your circulation.

How long does a treatment take?

Treatments usually take about 90mins with time included for a consultation before and after your treatment. The initial treatment will take a little longer up to 2 hrs.

How much will it cost?

A single treatment will be €70.

How many treatments will I need?

This is dependant on your health problem and how long you have had it. After the initial treatment a maintenance plan will be suggested to optimise your health.

How can I make an appointment?

You may telephone, text, email or contact me by using the contact page on this website. You may call me anytime to discuss whether Reflexology is right for you. If I am in a treatment i will not answer but please leave a message and I will always return your call.