- Relaxation and better sleep
- Stress / Anxiety
- Back & neck pain
- PMS & Menopause symptoms
- Reduction of headaches
- Elimination of toxins
- Digestive disorders and constipation
- Energy levels
- Improve circulation
- Many more…
Consider it a road map to relaxation
What can be helped?
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a holistic non-evasive therapy that treats the whole person – body, mind and spirit. It’s a gentle, safe therapy that’s designed to relax and re-balance your body.
The Reflexologist works by stimulating reflexes on the feet (or hands) that correspond to a particular organ, system, or structure in the body to release stress or tension within that area. The release of tension may unblock nerve impulses, improve blood supply to all parts of the body and may stimulate the body’s innate healing ability.
Reflexology is safe for everyone, babies to the elderly, and can be used alongside existing therapies or treatments.
What to expect?
Before your treatment
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Avoid eating a heavy meal 1-2 hours prior to your appointment. This is to prevent inducing any nausea, and to give the digestive system sufficient time to do what it needs to do.
What to expect?
During your treatment
Each treatment will last approximately 45mins.
Your first visit will be a little longer as it will include a consultation where we’ll have a chat about your medical history and general health and lifestyle. This is just so that I can build up an overall picture of your health. Like all holistic treatments, reflexology is designed to work on the whole body and not just one area, so it’s important that you tell me as much as you can. This helps in the planning of your treatment which is tailored to suit your individual needs. You will then be asked to remove any shoes / socks and get comfortable on the treatment couch.
I will examine your feet for any abnormalities and make note of the temperature, the texture and the colour of both feet. The treatment will then begin with some gentle relaxation techniques followed by me applying pressure to each of the reflex points. The pressure will be firm but not painful, although some reflex points may seem more uncomfortable than others, which may be an indication of tension and imbalance in a corresponding part of the body.
What to expect?
After your treatment
In my practice I have found that clients can experience a range of differing responses to a reflexology treatment. For example, most clients have felt a sense of deep relaxation and many even fall asleep. Some have reported having had tingles in their body, feeling lighter as if a weight has been lifted, and others are extremely sleepy and need to go to bed.
Some reactions that may occur either during or after a treatment include feeling tired, dizzy or nauseous. You may experience a headache or general aches and pains and you may feel more emotional than usual. You may not experience any of these reactions, but you should be aware that they might occur.
These reactions are normal and are called a “healing crisis” where the body is reacting to the flushing away of toxins and re-balancing itself. No matter how insignificant they may feel, they are of great importance, as they show me how your body is responding to treatments.
Don’t be alarmed if you feel strange or different after your session as these effects won’t last long. However, if you faint, vomit or have diarrhoea please seek medical advice.
· Feelings of well-being
· Deep relaxation and peacefulness
· Ability to cope with stress more evenly for some days following treatment
· Generally feeling happier
· Quicker physical and / mental reactions
· Noticeably more energy
· Better/longer and deeper sleep patterns develop
· Cold like symptoms
· A need to urinate more than usual or more frequent bowel movements
· A feeling of light-headedness
· More emotional than usual
· More lethargic than usual
· Poor sleep, feeling of wakefulness
· Symptoms of an existing or previous condition that has never truly healed may flare up or worsen before it improves.
If your reason for having Reflexology is to seek help for a particular condition, then a course of regular treatments may be advisable in order to feel the full benefits of Reflexology.
Following your first appointment, a treatment plan will be devised, recommending between 5 – 10 weekly treatments. This will be dependent upon your age and state of health and nature of your condition and how long it has been present.
It is usual to follow up a treatment plan with monthly treatments to maintain the benefits.
What to expect?
To ensure you get the full benefits of your treatment, it is recommended that you carry out the following for 24 hours following treatment:
· Drink plenty of water as this will help hydrate the body, flush out toxins and improve energy levels.
· Try to rest for a couple of hours following treatment and avoid strenuous exercise for the rest of the day as this will help the treatment work to its full potential.
· Avoid tea, coffee and alcohol as these are stimulants and will reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
· Eat a light and healthy diet to allow your body to put its energy into healing.
· Make a note of any reactions you experience for your next appointment. It is important to remember that any reactions that you experience are a positive sign that your body is responding to treatment.
A bit about me
Bun go Barr Therapies
A little about me
I first became interested in Reflexology a few years ago when I accessed some sessions to help me cope with work related stress. I was completely relaxed from my first session and found that Reflexology really appealed to me. I saw my therapist regularly and, after a very short time, decided to train as a Reflexologist.
I have always been interested in holistic therapies and was drawn to The Sheila Nugent School of Reflexology. As I trained alongside her, I knew that Sheila’s approach was definitely the best path for me.
Qualifications and Professional Membership:
Diploma Level Distinction – Practitioners Reflexology.
Fully Insured Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
Trained in Emergency First Aid.
Each session will last 45 mins.
Each session costs £40 payable by cash / PayPal
I would ask that should you need to cancel an appointment,
please (if possible) provide 24hrs notice via the contact details provided above and we will arrange another suitable time/date.