Reflexology at The Dr Jenni Clinic
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a non-invasive complementary health therapy that can be effective in promoting deep relaxation and wellbeing; by reducing stress in people’s lives can be key in optimising good health and building resilience. It is a touch therapy that is based on the theory that different points on the feet correspond with different areas of the body and reflexologists work these points and areas.
The reflexologist simply works those reflected areas with their sensitive fingers, aiming to bring those areas back to balance and therefore aiding the body to work as well as it can. Reflexology very much works on an individual basis, the reflexologist provides professional facilitation of your body’s own potential for well-being.
How does it work?
The theory behind the relaxation effects of reflexology is that is the pressure and strokes on the feet have a direct effect on the parasympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system. Unlike the sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system which controls our ‘flight or fight’ stress response by increasing heart rate and releasing adrenaline, the parasympathetic division does the opposite. It slows the heart rate down and inhibits the release of adrenaline making the body feel at rest and free of stress
Setting the scene…
As you enter the treatment room, the ambience is already set for you with relaxing low lighting, candles, and gentle music to promote a sense of comfort and well-being. The heated treatment couch is draped in sumptuous blankets to maintain warmth and comfort to help soothe and unwind.
After discussing any specific areas of concern you may have, your reflexologist will carry out your treatment which will be up to 45 minutes in length. At the end of the treatment, you will have to time to get yourself ready to head back out into the world feeling more relaxed.