There are over 7000 nerve endings in the feet making them extremely responsive to the sensory input of reflexology. This therapy can calm or stimulate depending on what is required. For instance:
By sending intentional messages to the whole nervous system we can:
- reduce tension
- reduce pain
- improve sleep
- help the body function optimally
An experienced reflexologist can locate your particular area of tension - perhaps with you it's the stomach, jaw or neck - and release it, leaving you feeling amazingly free and deeply relaxed. This sensation can be noticed after just one treatment!
Apart from generally improving circulation and reducing oedema in the feet and legs, reflexology has been shown to directly increase blood flow to the organs stimulated via the foot reflexes.
This gives the tissues of that organ the chance to regenerate and function optimally.
Foot reflexology is wonderfully relaxing. You may feel you are being pampered during a session, but do not underestimate the powerful effects this treatment can have on all your body systems.
- any symptom caused by stress can respond to reflexology.
Facial Reflexology (Sorensensistem™)
Facial Reflexology is the brainchild of Lone Sorensen, a Danish reflexologist, and has evolved over a period of 25 years intensive work.
Bringing several healing systems: the oriental meridians, acupuncture points, Vietnamese and South American indian facial maps and clinical neurology together, Lone has created an extremely effective therapy which gives proven results for a range of chronic health problems.
Due to its proximity to the brain, when stimulated the facial reflexes have a direct and positive impact on issues such as:
- children with learning and behavioural problems
- poor memory
- facial paralysis
- stroke recovery
- brain injury
Specific nerve related points in the face also directly affect the related part of the body (via the brain) improving organ function and reducing pain. The face, like the feet, contains some of the most effective acupoints in the body and these are stimulated during each treatment.
As with foot reflexology facial reflexology helps the body utilise its own healing and balancing mechanisms. A Facial Reflexology treatment is relaxing, energising and as a side benefit, wonderfully rejuvenating for your face.
The following example demonstrates how beneficial this therapy is for Facial Paralysis. This lady had a brain tumour and damage to the facial nerve from the tumour and from surgery. Four months of rehab following surgery had had little effect.
Auriculartherapy (ear reflexology)
The ears are the first micro system to be recognised by the World Health Organisation. Researched extensively by a French neurologist, Dr Paul Nogier, as well as a team of Chinese doctors in the late 1950s, auriculartherapy is widely used for pain relief, psychosomatic disorders, addictive behaviour and muscular-skeletal problems. The tiny pints are stimulated with either finger and thumb, a point electro-stimulator or magnetic pellets.
Excellent results can be obtained for:
- headaches and migraines
- neck pain and whiplash injuries
- trigeminal neuralgia
- reduction of withdrawal symptoms from addictive substances
- skin disorders such as eczema