Synergy Holistic Therapies Enderby, Leicester

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is an ancient healing technique which works on the principle that different points on the feet, ankles and hands (reflex points) correspond with different areas of the body. By applying special pressure techniques to these areas, imbalances are identified and the body's own natural healing process is triggered. In short the whole person is treated and not just the symptoms.

Traditionally, reflexology is given to the soles of the feet, but I also use an additional technique called Vertical Reflexology (VRT). In VRT the top of the feet and hands are worked for a few minutes as well, sometimes at the same time, which accelerates the healing process further.

Is Reflexology suitable for me?

Reflexology is a therapy which can be received by anyone at any age, from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care, and everyone in between.

Reflexology. Woman receiving reflexology sm

What happens during a treatment?

For the first treatment I will take you through a medical and lifestyle consultation, which will be kept confidential. This will help me to establish if reflexology is right for you and tailor the treatment to your needs.

After I have examined your feet, I may begin with some vertical techniques. You will then relax in a reclining chair or couch, where I will use a range of relaxation and pressure techniques to the feet, ankles and lower legs. Sometimes you may feel slight areas of tenderness when pressed. This may be the result of an imbalance in the body, but will only last for a short time. Generally the experience should be deeply relaxing. Afterwards we will discuss the treatment.

How will I feel afterwards

You may experience any of the following:
• Very relaxed
• Your mood may have improved
• Increase in feeling of wellbeing
• Release of tension in your body

Anything I need to do afterwards?

Yes drink plenty of water on the day of the treatment and try and rest if possible.

Your body will start to make positive changes, including the release and excretion of harmful toxins. Some people may therefore experience a mild headache, feeling tired, or needing to go to the toilet more often. These are normal reactions and should pass within 24-48 hours.

Frequency of treatments

Reflexology can be enjoyed:

  • weekly for 4-6 sessions to improve wellbeing or to focus on a particular issue
  • monthly to de-stress and have some pampering and me time
  • as a one off treatment

  • Prices and offers

    Have a look at the prices, offers and cancellation page for an up to date price list.

    Any questions? You can contact me by email or phone.

    Interested in finding out more? Take a look at the Association of Reflexologists and Vertical Reflexology websites.

    Are there any conditions which can’t be treated?

    Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. It is important that if you have an undiagnosed problem that you see your doctor.

    As with most complementary therapies there are some conditions which are unsuitable for Reflexology or we may need your doctor’s consent before we can proceed. These include but are not limited to:

    Contraindications (treatment can not proceed):

  • Cellulitis (severe)
  • Contagious or notifiable disease
  • Anyone under influence of alcohol or recreational drugs
  • Imminent medical tests or procedures
  • Thrombosis/DVT

  • Conditions requiring caution or doctors written consent:

  • Acute undiagnosed pain (medical advice should be sought in the first instance for any undiagnosed pain)
  • Aids/HIV and hepatitis
  • Aneurism
  • Arthritis with inflammation or pain
  • Cancer – Including blood and bone cancer
  • Cellulitis
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Imminent medical tests or procedures
  • Injury to the feet
  • Heart condition (unstabilised)
  • Medication (depending on the type of medication)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Phlebitis
  • Surgery
  • Pregnancy (no treatment in the first 3 months of pregnancy)
  • Varicose veins (if severe)
  • Verrucae (depending on how many and where they are - sometimes these can be covered with a plaster and the treatment can proceed)
  • Scar tissue (2 years for a major operation and 6 months for a small scar)

  • If you are not sure or would like more details, then please give me a call or e-mail.

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