Crawley, West Sussex
We have about 7,000 nerves ending on the sole and front of our feet. Reflexology is a complementary therapy involving application from superficial to deep pressure to the feet on specific reflex point related to an organ or a part of your body. It stimulates the body into healing itself by improving circulation (blood and lymph flow), reducing stress, pain and restoring natural balance by removing toxins (physical and emotional).
Adding Auricular Acupuncture can be a part of the treatment. It is a technique using acupoints on the surface of the ear, representing a micro map of the entire body. Alongside reflexology it will increase the potency of the treatment, because the ear is closed to the brain, it works through the central nervous system (brain/spinal cords and the axis such as shoulder/back/hip and knee) rather than through the Chinese meridians, which is more body acupuncture.
In reflexology theory, points and areas on the feet and hands, correspond to specific organs, bones and body systems. Practitioners access these points on the feet and hands (bottom, sides, and top) to affect organs and systems throughout the entire body. To represent how the body systems correspond to one another, reflexologists use reflexology “maps.” A good example of a reflexology map exists for the feet. Each foot represents a vertical half of the body:
The left foot corresponds to the left side of the body and all organs, systems, etc. found there.
The right foot corresponds to the right side of the body and all organs found there. For example, the liver is on the right side of the body, and therefore the corresponding reflex area is on the right foot.
Reflexology allows the body to rebalance by:
- Reducing Stress
- Deep Relaxation
- Improves Circulation
A particular pressure is applied to the feet using thumbs and fingers with a tailor-made blend of essential oils which is absorbed through the soles of your feet. The treatment lasts an hour and is deeply relaxing for mind and body. Most people experience very good results after the first few initial treatments.
- Hormonal imbalances
- Irregular Periods
- Menopause migraines
- Stress-related disorders (i.e. high blood pressure)
- Back pain
- Water retention
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Body detoxifier
Firstly, a full consultation will take place in order to find out if there is any contraindication, and for myself to get a good profile and understanding of my client’s needs. Reflexology treatment will be explained to client, with its benefits, potential healing crisis, and home aftercare advices will be given, as the treatment will carry on working within the next 48h. I will propose auricular acupuncture depending on the client’s need, by explaining simply and clearly its actions/benefits before starting reflexology treatment.
During treatment I might use breathing technique to encourage my client to relax when its necessary, but I will reduce my communication to a minimum as my aim is to bring my client to a state of deep relaxation. Following the treatment, you might feel extremely tired, thirsty, emotional and you will probably have an urgent need to empty your bladder. A glass of water will be offered to you (to flash out toxins) you can drink it in the reception and sit down for a few minutes to gather yourself before going back to your business. I will encourage you to follow the aftercare advice given to you and to stay tune with your inner self for the next 48 hours
MEET YOUR THERAPIST
ITEC Dip; CthA
My name is Beatrice Salice, I am a FCT with 17 yrs experience in various areas of Healing therapies with an expertise in the field of addiction. I am a registered and qualified practitioner with CTHA in bodywork massage including Indian Head Massage Oncology Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Body Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture, Reiki level 1, Reflexology, Western Herbal Remedies and Nutrition.
I strongly believe in a Holistic approach to stimulate the client’s own strengh rather than focusing on the illness in the quest for optimal health and wellness. My belief as a practitioner in this field is that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances (physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health.
Combining nutritionnal guidance, complementary therapies, mindfulness are the natural keys to reach the optimum of well being, which have been proven very beneficial during my years of practice in various treatment centres, along with a change of lifestyle. I am passionate in promoting the importance of well being and reconnected the individual with him/herself. We are living in an era of stress, toxins, fast food, technology, we are forgetting how to nurture ourself as a whole.