What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a healing, deeply relaxing, complementary health therapy suitable for all ages. It works on the principle that reflex points in the feet correspond to different areas of the body.
Tiny blockages and imbalances can be detected and released by gentle pressure on these points, bringing relief for stress and tension in the body and promoting a sense of general wellbeing.
The art of reflexology dates back to ancient Egypt but it was not until 1913 that Dr William Fitzgerald developed the modern ‘zone therapy’. He believed that there was a link between reflex areas in the feet and hands to the major glands and organs in the body. In 1930, Eunice Ingham further developed ‘zone therapy’ into what we now know as Reflexology.
What benefits can I expect?
Reflexology is a holistic therapy which takes into account physical and non-physical factors that may be affecting your health and general wellbeing. Worry, overwork, problems and frustrations will cause stress in the body -if we fail to manage this properly, the body’s defences may break down and we become more susceptible to illness and disease.
Reflexology reduces stress by generating deep, tranquil relaxation. Many of my clients fall asleep during a Reflexology session but if they find talking is therapeutic – I am here to listen. I always emphasise that this is ‘time for themselves’!
It is also extremely beneficial in pregnancy for a healthy and relaxed mother and baby!
Reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.
What happens when I go for a treatment?
The first treatment includes a full consultation to discuss your past and present state of health and your lifestyle and you will be asked to sign a consent form for treatment.
When you are completely comfortable and warm on my Reflexology couch, I will begin treatment and it will last for about fifty minutes. After this, I will answer any questions and discuss ‘problem areas’ -I may suggest reflex/ acupressure points to work on between treatments and we will discuss an individual treatment plan for you.
After one or two treatments most people report a sense of wellbeing and feel energised, improvements in sleep quality and mood are noticeable! Sometimes people may feel lethargic, nauseous or tearful – this is only transitory and is all part of the healing process.
Pamela qualified with a Diploma in Reflexology in 1998 at The Raworth Centre for complementary therapies in Dorking, Surrey and received her Diploma in Indian Head Massage at Chichester College in 2000. Pamela attended a course by Suzanne Enzer a midwife who specialises in Maternity Reflexology and Reflexology for Fertility problems. She has treated clients with fertility problems who have then had Reflexology throughout their pregnancies which she finds very rewarding.
She is also a qualifed Nurse.
First treatments include a free consultation.
15 mins “Taster Sessions” available only £15
For further details and to make an appointment please phone 01372 465327 and please visit my website www.diamondreflexology-esher.com.
Pam is here every Friday 2.00-8.00pm.