Reflexology is used to treat the person as a whole rather than individual symptoms or illnesses. There is a view that these holistic therapies are an effective form of preventative healthcare.
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I believe that using reflexology to treat the whole person instead of individual ailments or symptoms is one of the most effective forms of preventative healthcare.
There is a view that pregnancy reflexology helps and supports a woman as her body changes through pregnancy.
Precision Reflexology is a light-touch approach which is both powerful and precise – relying on a person's energy rather than pressure – and can be used as a standalone treatment or incorporated easily into other reflexology sequences. It is particularly effective when working with fragile clients or those finding it hard to release held emotions within the body.
I believe that post-natal reflexology can help new mothers adjust to life with a newborn baby. It can support you as your body and menstrual cycle are returned to normal.
Around one in six couples trying to conceive experience problems and it can commonly take two to three years to become pregnant.
Gentle and calming for your baby, it helps you to feel confident coping with their needs 24 hours a day. Its aim is to boost the immune system, ease colic, wind, reflux, constipation, tummy upsets, teething pains or ear congestion.
"I enjoyed every session with susie, and felt in awe at her skill. After a few months, I was ecstatic to become pregnant, and amazed that susie had suspected at our previous session when I was still none the wiser."
"I saw Susie regularly throughout my pregnancy and I have to say I don’t think I would have gotten through it without her treatments, support and advice. She went beyond the call of duty and checked in with me by email after each session. She even remembered my birthday!"
"I am positive that [Susie's] work not only helped with the success of the last IVF treatment but has also ensured i have had a happy and trouble free pregnancy, I am also confident that our last few sessions will help me cope with labour. I would definitely recommend her to those having fertility problems."
At the initial consultation, I take a full medical history, including lifestyle factors, so I can provide a treatment plan that is most suited to you. During the treatment you will be semi-reclined on a professional chair or treatment couch so you can lie back, relax and enjoy the benefits of the reflexology session. Before each treatment commences, I discuss the reflex points that we will be focusing on and why. I conclude my sessions with a summary of the findings and lifestyle recommendations. I even suggest simple activities that you can do at home between each treatment, such as stimulating your own hand reflexes.
Reflexology is very relaxing and provides an excellent way of releasing stress and tension. It may be used to help restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium. Reflexology works to encourage the body to restore itself. There is a view that its gentle nature makes it particularly valuable in aiding recovery after illness, operations or prolonged periods of stress, as well as helping those experiencing fertility issues.
Each person responds differently to reflexology and my treatments are tailored to the individual. Common responses can include: a deep feeling of relaxation, sleepiness, coldness or warmth, increased energy, tingling sensations in the body, tearfulness or headaches. All these responses are temporary and are part of the natural healing process. Each response is positive as it shows the body is responding to reflexology. It is important you relay this information back to me after your treatment as it shows how you are responding. It can also help me tailor your treatment plan to suit your specific needs.
Reflexology is suitable for all ages – including babies and toddlers – and may also bring relief from a wide range of chronic and acute conditions. Many people continue to have regular sessions to maintain health and wellbeing after completing a course of treatments. I believe that reflexology helps us to cope with day to day life on a physical, mental and emotional level as well as encouraging us to heal and maintain health in all areas of our lives.
The number of treatments required varies according to the individual. I advise having at least three weekly sessions before deciding if the treatments are having the desired effect.
At the first appointment I take a full consultation. Together, we then go through the answers you have provided me in advance on a consultation form , including relevant medical history and lifestyle habits. This takes some time so there is not time for a full treatment as well. Instead, I take an assessment of your reproductive reflexes at the end of the session. With all of this information, I can then send you personalised recommendations and plan the best treatment plan for you.
Whenever I start seeing someone, I advise weekly sessions for five weeks. The first session is a consultation that involves going through a detailed history and a reproductive assessment on the reflexes of your feet. The following four sessions take you through a full menstrual cycle so I can see what is happening hormonally. I then work to bring your cycle to where it should be at either the follicular or luteal phases. If you have irregular periods, I would ask to see you weekly until you have a period. Following the first cycle and depending on what we find, treatments will then usually reduce to two per menstrual cycle. Obviously, for men the approach is slightly different. I ask to see partners for 12 consecutive weeks (as it takes roughly 72 days for sperm to mature), and then this reduces to every other week.
I always suggest allowing three months, as this is how long it takes for an egg to mature (roughly 72 days for sperm), and for any changes to take effect.