What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a science based on the principle that all body
parts, organs and glands, are reflected in the feet and hands.
Reflexology is a holistic treatment that treats the whole person,
not just the disease. Stimulating these reflex points has a
therapeutic effect on the entire body, bringing about a sense
of calm and well being.
What are the benefits of Reflexology?
It is proven that over 80% of all illness' originates from stress.
By reducing stress, helping the body detoxify, increasing blood
and nerve supply, reflexology helps the body heal itself of
illness and ailments.
How long does the treatment last?
East treatment lasts approximately one hour.
Baby Reflex Therapy
What is Baby Reflexology Therapy?
Unlike adult reflexology, Baby Reflex is learned and practiced by parents. Special workshops lead by trained baby reflex reflexologists' cover the following topics: Feeding/Digesting, Sleeping/Comforting, and Well Being.
Baby Reflex is taught in 3 weekly X 1 hour workshops. The main benefits are: relaxation, improved sleep, parent-child bonding, also helpful for colic, reflux, teething and ear/sinus problems.
Toddler Reflex Therapy
Baby Reflex 4 Toddlers aims to:
What is Toddler Reflexology Therapy?
Babies become Toddlers and find their feet. With this in mind working on the Toddler's hands is more effective. The routine, accompanied by nursery rhymes and lullabies only takes a few minutes to apply.
- Encourage and develop the bonding between Parent and Toddler.
- Be relaxing, therefore promoting sleep, great before bed.
- Be calming, especially for those toddler tantrums!
- Support the body's defenses for toddler infections.
- Support and encourage digestion.
- Help with pain relief, e.g. when teething, when bumped or bruised.
- Support the developing body.
Toddler reflex is taught over 2 weekly X1 hour workshops.
The official website is: www.babyreflex.co.uk.
What is Cranio-Sacral Reflexology?
Cranio sacral therapy is the name given to the approach to osteopathy developed by Dr Sutherland 100 years ago. He saw how the bone structure of the skull permitted slight motion and noted that restriction of normal motion due to injury, trauma or disease could affect health. The cranial osteopath works gently with the bones in the skull and associated bodily systems to remedy such conditions.
The Reflexologist can achieve the same result by combining an understanding of Cranio-sacral therapy with conventional reflexology, since the bones of the feet reflect the skull and sacrum exactly.
A Reflexologist is trained to detect and assess the dynamic state of the body tissues. By using the gentle techniques of Cranio-Sacral Reflexology the practitioner is able to release the strain patterns found and support the body in its attempt to return to an ideal state of balance and function for healing to progress.
Common Conditions Treated
Cranio-Sacral Reflexology is suitable for everyone, from newborn babies to the elderly including those with fragile and acute medical conditions.
- Baby and Infant Conditions - Colic, sucking difficulties, reflux
- Premature babies
- Recurrent ear and throat infections -Irritability, insomnia, excess crying - Development and behavioural delay/ disorders
Poor eye coordination
- Difficulties in turning the head
- Birth trauma
- Adult General Trauma and Conditions - Sinusitis
- Stress related illness, depression
- Jaw disorders
- Bronchitis and Asthma
- Back, shoulder and neck pain
- Whiplash and sports injuries
Maternity Reflexology/Fertility Reflexology
Maternity Reflexology is aimed specifically at women during the following stages:
- Pre-Conception/ Fertility
- Post-natal period.
More couples are turning to complimentary medicine for help to conceive. Around 25% of women have no medical reason for finding it difficult to conceive. Here, is where Fertility Reflexology can help. By working certain reflexes to support conception, especially at ovulation and generally relaxing the body, can greatly enhance a couplesí chances of getting pregnant.
During pregnancy reflexology is used for a variety of reasons, including the following:
- General relaxation
- Relief of stress and anxiety
- Reduce heartburn
- Relieve backache
- Nausea and vomiting
- High blood pressure
- Oedema (swelling, mainly of feet and ankles)
- Symphysis pubis dysfunction
- Turning a breech baby
- Priming for labour
* Reflexology is safe and effective during pregnancy.
Induction of labour
Co-ordination and acceleration of regular contractions
* Research has shown that regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy can shorten the duration of labour, with many women requiring less pain-relief.
Reflexology can help to alleviate postnatal problems and help with breastfeeding. It also assists with:
- Inadequate lactation
- Engorged breasts
- Urine retention
- Stress and anxiety problems
- Sleep problems
- Postnatal depression
How can reflexology help?
Reflexology can treat a host of conditions, including the following:
> Back pain
> Migraines and headaches
> Digestive disorders
> Hormone imbalances
> Frozen shoulder
This is not an exhaustive list, for other
conditions please speak to one of our therapists.
The Manzanares Method Of Reflexology
This science based method of reflexology developed by Dr Jesus Manzanares MD a Spanish physician, is the result of 30 years of research and 70,000 clinical studies. He focused on three main areas: 1. To explain how reflexology works scientifically. 2. To establish specific locations of the reflexes and to accurately map the foot. 3. To develop protocols for numerous conditions and disease. The result of this research is "The Manzanares Method Of Reflexology".
In further research he carried out biopsy studies to determine the different kinds of deposits found in reflexes and how to remove them by stimulating specific areas of the foot. The Dr Manzanares method has impacted the field of reflexology with his groundbreaking contributions. Being able to treat clients with this standard of reflexology is extremely beneficial and helpful for a greater number of conditions.
Vertical Reflex Therapy
What is Vertical Reflex Therapy?
Vertical Reflex Therapy is an extremely effective 10 minute
treatment for various conditions ranging from back problems
to endocrine conditions carried out while standing vertically.
This is conducted as an “add-on” to conventional
Advanced Reflex Therapy
What is Advanced Reflex Therapy?
Advanced Reflex Therapy is the most effective in the field
of reflexology and the main method used
at this clinic.
What is Precision Reflexology?
Precision Reflexology involves holding 2 or more points simultaneously
to amplify the effect for greater benefits. Precision Reflexology
is used to treat a wide range of disorders, such as stress;
a weak immune system; and digestive problems to name but a
few. Precision Reflexology is used in conjunction with conventional
Breuss Spinal Massage
What is Breuss Spinal Massage?
The Breuss therapeutic spinal massage is an extremely relaxing,
gentle “energetic” back massage, focusing on stretching
the spine to ease pressure on the discs (sponges) between
the vertebrae. Breuss Spinal Massage results in old, acute
or prolonged back problems being reduced or eliminated. These
discs become compressed due to bad posture, stress, too much
driving, prolonged standing etc, thus causing pain, stiffness
and discomfort. By stretching the spine and massaging oils
into the discs, pain will decrease or often disappear.
What are the benefits of Breuss Spinal Massage?
A feeling of looseness, freedom and release is experienced
– like having a new back – resulting in the feeling
of intense comfort and well being.
How long does the treatment last?
This treatment lasts 45 minutes.
Indian Head Massage
What is Indian Head Massage?
Indian Head massage is an excellent way of unwinding after
a stressful day. Enjoyed by both men and women. A combination
of deep and gentle massage focusing on the upper back, neck,
shoulders, scalp and face. A wide range of techniques and
blended oils are used to relax and loosen-up this tense area
of the body.
What are the benefits of Indian Head Massage?
Much of our tension and stress is felt in the neck/shoulder
region, leading to headaches, irritability and pain. A deep
flowing massage eases away the tension, aches and pains.
How long does the treatment last?
Each treatment lasts 45mins.
Dorn Spinal Therapy
What is Dorn Spinal Therapy?
This gentle spinal therapy, alligns not only the spine but
also the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, pelvis and knees.
It also corrects difference in leg length and eases back pain.
Dorn Therapy has it's origins in Germany where it was invented
by Dieter Dorn who found that by "distracting" the
muscles, practically every misallignment will replace itself
into the correct position. The Dorn Method, as it is called
in Germany, is safe, simple, practical and has been used for
30 years since Dieter Dorn invented this therapy and many
The Breuss Revitalising Spinal Massage
which is also available from the Reflex Clinic, compliments
this treatment and it is a good idea to incorporate it, as
it helps sooth and loosen tight, cramped muscles.
How long does the treatment last?
A treatment lasts about 45 mins to and hour.
Hopi Ear Candling
What is Hopi Ear Candling?
Ear candles have a purely physical function. A light suction
action (chimney effect) and the movement of the flame create
a vibration of air in the Ear candle, generating a massage-like
effect on the eardrum.
This induces a pleasant feeling of warmth and a balance of
pressure in the ears, forehead and sinuses. It is soothing
and helpful for earache and headache, ear noise, stress and
These benefits have been well known through 21 years of experience
and confirmed by thousands of doctors worldwide. Treatment
may also cause a sense of liberated breathing and an improved
sense of smell.
All candles used in this treatment are manufactured by BIOSUN,
who have the benefit of 21 years of experience and offer the
highest quality available.
A treatment lasts approximately 45 mins.