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Is reflexology a woo - woo treatment?

Have you ever wondered what reflexology is? Reflexology is a popular holistic therapy, which involves the specific technique used on specific pressure points on your hands, feet, face and ears. it's an ancient healing practice that's been around for over 5,000 years. Reflexologists believe that these pressure points correspond to different parts of the body, with each foot (hand, ear and part of face) corresponding to an organ or body part. It aims to improve blood flow and stimulate nerve endings, which helps reduce stress and release toxins from the body. Reflexologists believe these points can also be used to relieve pain in other parts of the body, such as headaches, joint problems and balance your hormone system ( PMS and Peri-menopausal symptoms here we go.)

This might sound like woo-woo voodoo but, reflexology could be an effective way to reduce stress in your life and feel much better after a treatment.

With ever increasing levels of stress in our day to day lives, it is important to recognise the detrimental effects this can have on our personal wellbeing. Many are now taking actions to address these pressures, and reflexology is a wonderful way to relax and ease any tension from our fast paced, modern way of life.

Deep relaxation and reduction in stress can bring an improved sense of wellbeing, and this can mean more than simply the absence of illness. It also includes an improved frame of mind, improved sleep, better relationships, and increased happiness.

Whilst there is not yet a large enough body of evidence for us to make clinical claims on its true effectiveness, there have been some positive research projects carried out regarding reflexology.

When you are looking for a reflexology treatment please look out for the initials MAR, FMAR and HMAR after the practitioner name. These letters are mark of quality, as they denote a Full, Fellow or Honorary member of Association of Reflexologists (AoR). This ensure that the therapist holds a recognised reflexology qualification is fully insured undertakes continuing professional development and abides by the AoR’s comprehensive Code of Practice.

Reflexologists are trained to support the “whole person” rather than specific symptoms. They appreciate that every person is unique. Please note that reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.

Whether you're looking for a way to relax after a long day or want some extra help with pain relief or stress management, there are benefits to be had from getting a reflexology treatment.

Why not practise a self-care routine? Ask Bea for your self -care card next time you visit her treatment room.

Don't forget that this week all reflexology session is on Special Offer if you book(ed) online with the special price. Also all feet related products in the web shop and instore are got 20% OFF. Just look for the WRW sign.

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