General / Spinal & Muscular Skeletal / Maternity
What to expect:
The first session tends to be slightly longer and includes a consultation in which we discuss presenting health conditions, diet and lifestyle.
During the treatment pressure is gently applied to specific points on the feet with massaging strokes to help restore the body to homeostasis and to clear energetic blocks which are presented as ‘crystals’ or calcium deposits under the skin.
Treatments leave the client with a renewed sense of energy and a sense of well-being and balance.
Charlie is an Advanced Level Reflexologist, registered with the Association of Reflexologists. She has a particular interest in muscular-skeletal pain and health conditions specific to women. She has additional training in Spinal Reflexology and Maternity Reflexology (including post natal care).
What is Reflexology?
Origins and technique:
Reflexology is a complementary therapy that is tailored to you as a whole person, taking into account both physical and non-physical factors that might affect your wellbeing. It involves a pressure technique using the thumbs and fingers on reflex areas found in the feet and hands. Gentle pressure is applied based on the principle that reflex points correspond to each organ and structure in the body, linked by energy channels ('zones' / 'meridians'). When illness occurs in the body, the corresponding energy channels become blocked, and Reflexology is used to remove these blockages, allowing the energy to flow freely again, restoring the body's natural balance and health.
The beginnings of Reflexology are found in the ancient Chinese and Japanese healing arts of acupressure and massage. These ancient skills were developed in 1913 by an American ear, nose and throat specialist, Dr William Fitzgerald. Dr Fitzgerald discovered that pressure on one part of the body could have an anaesthetising effect on a seemingly unrelated area within the same ‘zone’ or ‘meridian’. He realised that through reflexology it is possible to treat ailments and undo symptom patterns, ranging from muscular-skeletal problems, digestive disorders, migraines to hormonal related conditions.