Reflexology in Elloughton near Hull, Brough, Hessle, South Cave, North Cave and surrounding villages.
Reflexology has been practiced as an art and science for over 5,000 years. The tradition dates back to ancient China, India and Egypt, where it evolved as an integral component of mainstream health care.
The simple theory of reflexology is based on enhancing energy flow through all parts of the body by using a specific form of pressurised touch on the feet. The intention is to activate the flow of energy through more than 7,000 nerve endings on the sole of the foot, through various pressing, pulsing, holding and kneading actions. Its most basic function is to stimulate the body’s own natural relaxation response.
When there is stagnation of the vital life force in the body, it is felt as pain, stiffness, or weakness. When there is free flow of vital life force in the body, it is felt as wellbeing, agility and strength.
Reflexology does not diagnose or prescribe for illness; it aims to induce a sense of calm within the mind-body and promote an overall feeling of well-being.
An increasing number of people are suffering stress-related diseases such as high blood pressure, stomach pains, heart disease and digestive complaints. Prolonged stress becomes very debilitating and as the nervous system becomes depleted, the immune system becomes eroded and a whole host of immune deficient illnesses may present themselves such as ME which are now becoming more prevalent. Abnormal tension and bad posture creates a tightening of muscles especially in the spine and neck, plus long hours in front of computers, tablets and screens, car journeys, in addition to which excessive caffeine and alcohol only adds to more stress … and then we see signs in terms of pain, fatigue and illness.
Relaxation can be termed as a luxury and we often see it in terms of holidays, TV and films; the reality is that our bodies, minds and emotions are working day to day to cope and need support and a way to unwind. Sometimes, when lives have been pushed too far and fast, or when a major stressful life event happens, we need help to unwind our system. Reflexology can do just that. It can induce a floating-like state of relaxation as the manipulation of the reflex points stimulates the parasympathetic (nervous system) response in the body to release (energy) blockages in the body and so a physiological change called relaxation – the feeling you have as you ‘come down step-by-step’ allowing yourself to come ‘off-guard/alert’, similar to that moment when you allow yourself to fall asleep, akin to a floating state, which then allows the body to restore and reset. Yet, it is relaxation that comes from a very specific treatment addressing all parts of the body including major organs and that is why it is so effective. Treatment with a really good reflexologist is an experience not to be missed. One thing is guaranteed, you will leave feeling like you are walking on air. Expect to sleep better and just feel like your world is a little brighter.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Medical Profession. This service is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this service.
**Please note that a minimum of 48 hours notice is appreciated so that Sally is given enough time to fill your slot. Although she will understand the odd unexpected situation there will be a £10 charge for less than 48 hours notice and a £20 charge for less than 24 hour's notice and a full fee charge for less than 18 hours notice. This is due to previous disappointment in continued last minute cancellations. It has been a difficult decision to make so huge apologies for the formality.**
What to expect..
Upon arrival you will offered a hot or cold drink and led up to the tranquil treatment room. You will be seated onto an extra large, leather electric couch which is heated to your perfect temperature, or switched off if you prefer to be cooler. You will then have a warming wheat bag placed around the shoulders to help you relax. Once comfortable and relaxed you are offered the chance to finish your drink during your treatment whilst sitting up. or you can be laid down and wrapped up in blankets to enjoy your peace and quiet. The choice is yours. If you have anything troubling you in your life, Sally is a trained Life Coach so feel free to talk over anything that may be preventing you from feeling peace in your life.
Your feet are then wrapped and wiped with hot cloths infused with lemongrass. A heated soft slipper is then placed on one foot and the treatment then starts with a lymphatic drain technique around the foot and up the leg. Hot stones are used to add to the experience and relaxation. Your reflexes are then worked to your desired pressure, which instantly starts to work on increasing your blood flow and unblocking nerves. This then helps the body find your areas of imbalance and help to restore a better wellbeing. A soft heated slipper is then placed onto this foot and the treatment is repeated on the other foot.
Reflexology Treatments Available
Reset 50 or 60 minutes - £28 or £34
If you are suffering from an acute ‘now’ problem, stressed at work, struggling at home and need to find the stress safety valve, a ‘reset’ treatment is a ‘life-saver’ and will really help calm you down and put you back on the road.
Ideal for those that are time limited, or in a high pressure environment but feel they just need a little something for themselves. This treatment will give you overall balance and help you to reset your life for the challenges to come.
Restore 1 hour 20 minutes - £45
When you need to do more than relax and reset, when you need to recover from situations, be it illness, bereavement, divorce or relationship break-up, job loss and other deep stresses that are clearly manifesting in your life, then you need a good one and a half hour ‘restore’ treatment.
This extended treatment helps the body, mind and soul unwind and set on a good path to recovery. Also recommended for people recovering from long term and severe illness and to help mitigate the side-effects of medical treatments, these treatment sessions are recommended as regular part of a rehabilitation programme. A highly relaxing experience with deeper, longer treatment to bring you back to yourself.
Rejuvenate 1 hour 40 minutes - £56
A ‘rejuvenation’ treatment is a full analysis working through all the points in the feet that connect with all the major organs, bones, eyes, ears, glands in the brain, working around the body's ‘micro-map’ on your feet, allowing more time to clear, reset and improve the flow of energy throughout the body.
The ‘rejuvenation’ programme is particularly good for long-haul travellers whose body clocks are thrown out moving over time zones, for those of you that cannot switch off, busy life styles, workaholics, recently retired, new Mum's and many more. A thorough reflexology treatment helps to reset the circadian (day/night) rhythms. It also gives you a true sense of being pampered, lots of ‘you time’ and a great restorative treatment, literally putting you right back on your feet.
Reflexology For Fertility
"Ovary issues, cervical problems, adhesions (more commonly known as scar tissue), pelvic inflammatory disease, premenstrual syndrome, hormonal imbalances, blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, endometriosis and menstrual problems have all shown improvement from reflexology." (Holt et al 2009, McCullough et al 2014 and Tiran D 2010).
Within a few sessions, improved health and wellbeing surface. In order to address fertility health, Sally will work through the reflexology points specific to the client's area(s) of health concern, such as the:
neurological system (stress, anxiety, depression)
endocrine system (hormone balance)
liver (toxin release, hormone balance)
kidneys (libido, fertility issues)
Reflexology, for fertility, works best when the client also ensures healthy lifestyle habits are in place. These include but are not limited to diet, exercise, relaxation, work/life balance. No two reflexology treatments are the same for each session because the chosen points address the needs of the client on that particular day. Tailored treatment each session helps to ensure greater outcome. The treatment room provides a supportive environment which absorbs the strain and tension of control which trying to get pregnant often brings. Acceptance and surrender to the unknown and the uncontrollable is sometimes all it takes for the body to let go and to fall pregnant.
"Aside from releasing oxytocin and the endorphins responsible for intense relaxation, reflexology provides a space away from the speed of modern day life and a chance to offload emotionally, physically and mentally." (Tiran D 2010).
At what point should one have reflexology to conceive, ls it during periods or ovulation?
Reflexology can be used most of the cycle, but may be most helpful between menstruation and ovulation when actively trying to conceive. It would be best then in pregnancy to work with a reflexologist who is trained in support women in pregnancy.
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Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years. The aim of is to release stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. It is especially good for relieving tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis. Clients report that the experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving them feeling energised and revitalised with clearer concentration.
Indian Head Massage also helps to increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders, improves blood circulation and lymphatic flow, frees knots of muscular tension, relaxes connective tissue, and aids in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products. It is particularly good for reducing the effects of stress and tension.
You may be seated in a chair for your experience, or why not opt to fully rejuvenate on the beautiful couch and really make the most of your treatment. Sally uses a range of different movements including application of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck and shoulders. Your acupressure points within the scalp will then be gently massaged using an invigorating or relaxing massage technique, the choice is yours. You will then receive a beautiful stress releasing massage on the face using techniques to relieve tension around the eyes and sinuses. Hot stones are also used where needed.