Reflexology in Boroughbridge, Ripon & Knaresborough
Reflexology Home Visits in Boroughbridge, Ripon and Knaresborough
I offer home visits for Reflexology, Facial Reflexology and Reiki within 10 miles of Boroughbridge
Reflexology is a wonderfully nurturing, holistic treatment which has an all-over-body effect despite only working on your feet.
It is usually deeply relaxing and great for reducing tension, stress, anxiety, sleep problems and aches and pains.
Having an hour off to yourself can make all the difference to your coping mechanisms and usually feels fantastic!
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is ‘a system of massage used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head linked to every part of the body.’ Oxford English Dictionary.
That said, Reflexology is not ‘just’ a foot massage. It offers an all over body effect despite working only on the feet.
Firm but gentle pressure is applied to all the reflexes using a range of thumb-walking, holding, finger pressing and circular movements, along with massage to the lower legs and feet.
Reflexology is usually deeply relaxing and is great for restoring a sense of calm and balance.
If you’d like to find out more about what Reflexology is you might like to Read my article ‘What is Reflexology’ by clicking here
Reflexology Foot Map
Reflexologists use what we call a ‘foot map’ which is a diagram of the feet with the reflexes mapped out.
It is thought that pressing on the specific reflexes will restore balance to that organ, tissue or gland.
What are the Benefits of Reflexology?
Reflexology can be beneficial for
- Relieving tension in muscles
- Improving sleep patterns
- Reducing stress and anxiety levels
- Improving sense of wellbeing
- Allowing you time out for yourself
- Lifting low mood
Reflexology can also be helpful during Pregnancy.
If you’d like to find out more about Maternity Reflexology/Reflexology for Pregnancy and Birth please click here
If the pressure I’m using is not right for you (too deep or not deep enough) please let me know during the treatment so I can adjust it to suit you.
What does a Reflexology treatment involve?
After getting you comfortable on the bed/couch/recliner chair and tucking you up in a blanket (if you’d like)
The treatment begins by gently refreshing your feet. Normally I use hot towels or wet wipes for this. It can feel deeply nurturing having your feet refreshed with my hot flannels.
I may then massage some body lotion into your feet. I usually use Bee Lovely Body Lotion by Neal’s Yard which is a wonderfully rich, luxurious lotion with a fresh citrus scent.
If you would prefer me to use your own body lotion or massage oil them please let me know.
The feet are then warmed up by using a range of massage and reflexology techniques. This is so that you get used to my touch and I can check that the pressure I’m using is ok with you.
I will then work in a systematic way down both feet, finishing with some cooling down/ waking up massage moves to calm and relax you.
Hopefully by the time I am finished you will feel relaxed, calmer, refreshed and less tense.
How to maximise the effects of your Reflexology treatment
After any treatment it is important to keep yourself well hydrated by sipping water or herbal tea.
If at all possible eat a light diet, avoid stimulants including caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, conflict etc.
Avoid spicy and greasy food and heavy meals.
Take a short stroll in the fresh air.
Read a book, take a nap, read a magazine or do some art. Avoid rushing around after your treatment. Where possible try to take the rest of the day off to rest, relax and recharge.
What might I notice after my reflexology treatment?
Hopefully you’ll feel calmer, relaxed and more able to cope after your treatment. You may feel refreshed and renewed or feel that you’ve been ‘clicked back together’. Sometimes you may feel tired or sleepy and need to take a nap.
Some people find they get emotional or find that something shifts for them mentally or emotionally. Reflexology affects us all individually in different ways.
You may feel more thirsty than usual, or need the loo (either way) more frequently.
You may notice a difference in your bowel habit. All these are normal and not to be worried about unless very severe.
If you feel at all headachey, achey or fluey please rest and drink plenty of water or herbal tea, it should pass within 24-48 hours.
If it doesn’t or is severe please contact your GP or 111.
Hopefully you’ll feel better in some way after your treatment!
Reflexology Home Visits
Where do I cover?
I offer Reflexology in Boroughbridge, Ripon, Knaresborough and surrounding areas including Whixley, Coneythorpe, Langthorpe, Green Hammerton, Great Ouseburn, Little Ouseburn, Milby, Staveley, Skelton-on-Ure, Ferrensby, Copgrove, Burton Leonard, Bishop Monkton, Cundall, Helperby, Arkendale, Kirby Hill, Marton-le-Moor, Marton-Cum-Grafton, Alne, Minskip and so on.
I normally say a 10 mile (ish!) radius of Boroughbridge
Also available at Balance Wellness Centre, Knaresborough
I also offer Reflexology treatments on Wednesdays and Thursdays at Balance Wellness Centre, Knaresborough
If you would like to book an appointment please access my online booking system.
Alternatively you can give me a call on 07720397734