- Where Did Reflexology come from......
The History of Reflexology dates back to as far as 2330BC and is still being used today in Ying & Yang way of modern life. It was originally found in Egypt in Ankmahor’s tomb, where there were pictures & hieroglyphics of them pressing on points of the hands & feet. It was even found as far as North America, the tribes used these techniques for natural healing & pain relief on their people for many years
Reflexology was found in India as well, where feet were always based in there religious beliefs and the feet were known as the “unity of the entire universe”. Reflexology then spread to China & Japan by the monks, who used this method as “internal medicine”. This then spread across to Europe where in Russia the first book was published in 1582, which was based on the Zone Therapy. The word “reflexology” was born in Russia & was then recognized as a therapy in the 1800’s.
The Western world did not treat using these methods until 1893, by a man called Sir Henry Head a doctor who proved the connections between the head, skin & organs. This modern day therapy can be used, on both hands & feet which is known to “mirror the body’s organs”. Then Dr William Fitzgerald, traveled back to America form Europe in the 1900’s & worked alongside Dr Shelby Riley. This then introduced the therapy to the USA & spread the word of Reflexology.
There are said to be two types of Reflex therapy, the first type is…
- Zone Therapy – This technique dating back as far as 1500AD, uses the precise mapping on the feet, allowing you to use pressure points on the zones. It is believed that the zones are connected to the brain, which then sends signals to the relevant organ.
- Cross Reflexology - This is what we know today as Reflexology, the technique was developed by a lady called Eunice Ingham who was a physical therapist started to develop this in the 1930’s. This therapy takes the mapping & anatomy of the body to help determine which area/s will be treated.
- Lacking energy
- Restore balance
- Help the body heal itself
- Boost a sluggish circulation
- Back pain
- Poor digestion
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Respiratory problems
- Bladder problems
- Menopausal symptoms and period pain.
- Relieve the pain of multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Support along side cancer treatments, but it should not replace conventional drugs like chemotherapy.
- Help with fertility for women & men
- Foot cleanse & check
- Foot stretches & massage
- Reflexology treatment - Using our hands to gently stimulate the pressure points on the feet, that connect to the body
- Soothing foot massage
- Feedback & treatment plan - to decide how may treatments you may need.
- X6 treatments £230 (pay for 5 & receive your 6th treatment free) saving you £45
- x12 treatments £495 (pay for 11 & receive your 12th treatment free) saving you £50
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Hot stone massage is a specialized massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either massaging with them as part of there hands, or by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing, gentle and this also helps to warm up tight/tense muscles so the therapist can work more deeply and quickly.
Hot stones for healing dates back to ancient times, but it wasn't until Arizona massage therapist Mary Nelson introduced her hot stone massage technique, called La Stone Therapy, that the use of hot stones for massage caught on.
How Does Hot Stone Massage Work?
Hot stones are made of Basalt, a type of rock that is rich in iron, so they retain heat, these natural basalt stones are from the river beds of Peru and not to be confused with the hand cut stones. These stones have been formed over hundreds of years.
The stones are placed into warm water and are heated by using a electric hot stone heater. They are kept within a certain temperature range until the therapist removes them to massage with. The stones can be placed at certain points on the back of the body, in the palms of the hands, or between the toes.
The heat from the hot stones warms and relaxes the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if needed.
The warmth of the hot stones helps to improve circulation and calms the nervous system.
Therapists can place the hot stones on certain points of the body, that are thought to be
energy centers (chakras) of the body to help and aid the re-balance of the body and mind.
Why Do People Get Hot Stone Massage?
Many people find the warmth of the hot stones to be comforting, relaxing and rejuvenating.
Hot stone massage is suited to most people who just want to relax and really feel pampered. It is also wonderful for thoughs who suffer with muscle tension or back problems. The heat helps to relax muscles, and melt aches & pains away, this then allows the therapist to work on the muscles much deeper if needed.
Hot Stone Massage has amazing benefits for:
- Back pain and aches
- Poor circulation
- Osteoarthritis and arthritis pain
- Stress, anxiety and tension
- Pure Relaxation
Reiki which stands for “Life Force Energy” is a holistic treatment, which is used to balance the energies of the body. This amazing treatment originated in Japan in the 1900s, Reiki was very much then about working on you. It is a form of self-healing or self-development and spiritual development.
Reiki is a wonderful alternative treatment, for anyone who wants to relax. The benefits are:
Reduction of stress
Helps alleviate sleep deprivation
Helps with emotional stress/trauma
It accelerates the body’s self-healing abilities
Removes energy blockages, adjusts the energy flow of the endocrine system bringing the body into balance and harmony
Helps spiritual growth and emotional clearing
Helps relieve pain
In Some cases it can help towards acute (injuries) and chronic problems (asthma, eczema, headaches, etc.) and aides the breaking of addictions
During your treatment the therapist helps the client to heal themselves spiritually, mentally, emotionally and also physically by a simply laying on there hands or hovering there hands over the chakra points. The therapist uses special symbols to channel the energy allowing it to flow where the body most needs this and bringing them back into alignment.
The therapist must a clear all the points of the body, to allow the healing energy to flow. This plays a very important part in the healing process; this then aids the client to leave feeling relaxed and balanced