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Under the Spotlight: Reflexology

Used to heal since ancient Egyptian times, we look at how reflexology may help people with arthritis

Reflexology is a complementary therapy that hinges on the belief that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to the organs and glands of the body. Stimulating these areas correctly can create a positive effect in the corresponding part of the body.

Evidence exists that reflexology has been practised since ancient Egyptian times. Today it is relatively common – and can be used to treat arthritis according to the British Reflexology Association.

“Reflexology aids pain relief and may reduce inflammation and ease the symptoms of arthritis,” explains Nicola Hall, chair of the British Reflexology Association.

As published in Arthritis Digest - to see full article Click Here


Alternative Health: an expert explains the benefits of reflexology

"Some of my clients have been coming for nearly 20 years… First they feel better, then they feel well, then they stay well,” laughs the reflexologist Rosanna Bickerton. “A new client will tell me they haven’t had a cold this year for the first time ever, that they have more energy. Reflexology definitely helps the body, even if we don’t quite understand how.”

What you notice during a session with the charmingly perspicacious Bickerton, 53, is that she can send even the most thought-addled brain into delicious shutdown. “The anxiety state is what I see most often. Which means that all the energy is in the head, so the rest of the body doesn’t have enough energy. My work triggers the parasympathetic nervous system, reducing anxiety, stopping the fight-or-flight response, and letting the body heal.”

The aim of reflexology is to “create homeostasis, which means that the organs in the body are all working together and at their best.”

As published in The Telegraph - to see article Click Here


Treat for Feet

Want to tackle pre-wedding stress once and for all? Believe it or not, your feet might just hold the key! Reflexology is a complementary therapy based on the principle that points on the feet correspond to areas of the body. It can aid sleep and banish stress. We tried it for the first time recently - and LOVED it!

As published in Perfect Wedding magazine - to see article Click Here


Recharge with Reflexology

January is synonymous with overhauling our lives with positive intentions. When my doctor suggested to focus on regulating my stress levels, he assured me that everything else that I desired for the new year, would fall into place. After reviewing my blood work and scans, it became clear that my exhaustive pursuit of trying to be healthy was sending my hormones on a stressful roller coaster ride. When I was offered a reflexology treatment by the Association of Reflexologists, I was intrigued to see if I could unwind, in a way that I hadn’t before.

Reflexology has been practiced for thousands of years, dating back to Ancient Egypt and Ancient China. It is a non-invasive treatment that stimulates the nerve endings on our hands, feet and ears which trigger certain organs, tissues and glands in the body. While reflexology will not cure ailments or illness, it can alleviate stress which helps to regulate hormones and ease muscle tension. Treatments are bespoke to each client, focusing on specific areas of concern. Prior to my treatment, Alexandra Swann, my reflexologist, inquired about my health and other aspects of my life that might affect my wellbeing.

From start to finish, the experience was therapeutic....

As published in the Huffington Post - to read more Click Here


Reflexology: the health benefits

The amazing thing about reflexology is that it's completely bespoke to each person, and doesn't claim to 'cure' you of any ailments, but instead to help the body restore its balance naturally. It is certainly something to consider if you have concerns surrounding digestion, skincare and stress, while Rima has particular experience in fertility/preconception issues, and women's health. Her ability to promote relaxation has seen a large number of people visiting her just to deal with the stresses and strains of everyday life. Stress is the trigger for a whole host of conditions she tells me, and can certainly contribute to a lack of sleep...


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