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Recent randomized controlled trials (RCT) which are the Gold Standard of clinical research, have shown that Reflexology was both clinically and statistically significant in reducing pain. The analgesic effects of Reflexology was shown to be between 42% to 48% more effective in reducing pain, compared to the standard of care group.
I am a fan, and many of my clients report the same with regular treatments.
Struggling to get pregnant can be one of the most stressful things for any couple.
You might be tracking your cycle to the minute, eating everything nutritious and adapted your lifestyle to a very fertile-friendly one, but still, there’s no sign of you and your partner becoming pregnant. Although it might seem like you’ve tried everything to boost your fertility, have you ever thought about.
How? You might ask with a very confused look on your face. How can a treatment applied to your feet help to boost your fertility?
Used in conjunction with nutrition and lifestyle changes Reflexology can be very effective in clearing toxins from the body, balancing hormones and reducing stress in preparation for conception.
One in six couples will experience fertility issues, of those, a further one in six will experience secondary infertility, where they have had at least one baby already but can’t get pregnant again.
Here is a good article discussing Reflexology & Fertility
Wow I love feet! 26 bones, 33 joints and 7,000 nerve endings in each foot! Feeling stressed? Not sleeping?
Many clients come to see me stressed, tired, and emotionally drained. After a treatment they walk out feeling lighter, much more relaxed and ready to take on what life throws at them.
You shouldn't feel guilty for taking time out for yourself - it's essential for our well-being.
1 hour of pure tranquility just for you.
Migraine Awareness Week 2019
Migraine Awareness Week (MAW) is an annual campaign to draw attention to migraine, educate the public and reduce stigma.
People are increasingly open to Reflexology for migraine as they search for alternative treatments with real benefits. There are a host of alternative treatments available for migraine, but using Reflexology for migraine management, is gaining more attention as people look outside of traditional medicine for help.
Perhaps the best known study of Reflexology for migraine was done in the mid-90s in Denmark. Studies have indicated an overall reduction in pain, and occurrences of migraine with regular treatments.
OBJECTIVE: An exploratory study of reflexological treatment for headache was conducted from 1993 to 1994 to examine which patients with headache underwent a course of reflexological treatment, why patients sought reflexological treatment, what previous experience patients had with medication for headache, and what outcomes patients experienced from reflexological treatment.
DESIGN: Prospective and exploratory study using random sampling and the following data collection methods: headache diaries, registration schemes for practitioners, questionnaires, and qualitative interviews.
RESULTS: At 3-month follow-up, 81% of patients reported that they were helped by the treatments or were cured of their headache problems. Nineteen percent of those who had formerly taken drugs to control their headaches were able to stop medication support following participation in the study.
CONCLUSIONS: Reflexological treatment seems to improve patients' general well-being, energy level, ability to interpret their own body signals, and ability to understand the reasons for headache. However, these relationships may be due to other factors in the treatment environment. Additional studies are necessary to determine the proximate cause of reflexology's therapeutic benefits.
For full details of this study please click Here - Migraine Research
Our hands are very important when it comes to touching, sensing and communicating. Hand reflexology provides an effective and deeply relaxing treatment and most clients find it a very pleasant experience.
Hand reflexology can be a convenient alternative to foot reflexology and can be just as effective. Wonderful for supporting children with autism, or adults with disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's who suffer communication difficulties.
A gentle, nurturing therapy such as hand reflexology works in unison with the body to help protect and correct physical and physiological imbalances, through the stimulation of the nervous system. It strengthens the connection between mind and body – relieving stress and promoting deep relaxation. Many people say they sleep better following a session of hand reflexology and this, in turn, increases healing potential.
Health benefits are extensive and include:
🌿 stress relief
🌿 improve mood
🌿 balance hormones
🌿 manage pain
🌿 help constipation
🌿 relieve headaches/ migraine
🌿 improve sleep patterns
New research suggests stress during pregnancy can affect the baby and child into later life.
.....Women who experience stress during pregnancy could be more likely to have children with personality disorders, according to new research. ... The authors of the study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, suggested developing brains of children could be affected by stress.....
So how can you reduce stress
..... Reflexology! 👣🙌💚
Reflexology during pregnancy is aimed at encouraging relaxation, reducing stress in preparation for labour and birth. It is helpful throughout pregnancy in managing common symptoms including constipation, morning sickness, insomnia etc. Later in Pregnancy, treatments aim to encourage a calm, and deep relaxation to aid the natural labouring process. Also, it can be helpful in supporting lactation, aid better sleep and re-balance your body.
Many women are now choosing to have reflexology throughout their pregnancy and postnatally as it can offer many benefits such as aiding relaxation, reducing anxiety, generally de-stressing and improving sleep.
So excited to receive this little parcel this weekend. Reflexology for Lymph Drainage, is a unique approach using Reflexology to support clients with Lymphedema.
A study looking at reflexology to manage lymphoedema after breast cancer treatment.
Lymphoedema can develop after some breast cancer treatments. Doctors are looking at ways to try to reduce the swelling and prevent the fluid building up again.
Reflexology is applying pressure and massage to your feet and hands. We know from research that reflexology can be safely used to try and relieve some side effects caused by breast cancer treatment. We also know from a small research study that reflexology may help to reduce lymphoedema in the arm after breast cancer treatment.
In this study, the researchers wanted to do a study with a larger number of people to see if they could get the same results.
The aims of this study were to find out:
How well reflexology works for people with lymphoedema after treatment for breast cancer
How it affects their quality of life . Research
Reflexology Wirral & Chester
This site is dedicated to promoting the amazing art of reflexology in and around the Wirral and Chester area. We are a group of highly qualified and professional local therapists who share a passion for reflexology in its true clinical form, rather than the basic "foot massage" version offered by many beauty therapists and spas.
Reflexology Wirral & Chester
Reflexology sleep Research
A study, published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, states that foot reflexology is more effective than back massage in improving the quality of sleep.
Reflexology to Improve sleep, study says
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a complementary health therapy based on the theory that different points on the feet (or hands, ears and face) correspond with different areas of the body. Working these areas through the application of specific types of pressure can help you relax, as well as in theory encouraging energy to flow through a particular area, unblocking tension.
How does Reflexology work and how can it help me?
Reflexology and Menopause
Celebrities get real about going through the menopause.
Despite menopausal symptoms being common, they haven’t been traditionally been discussed openly, owing to a perceived ‘taboo’ around the subject.
Of course, there are women speaking frankly about the menopause in an attempt to change that and here are some celebrities who’ve done just that.
Symptoms can commonly include hot flushes, night sweats, difficulty sleeping, low mood, anxiety, reduced sex drive and problems with memory.
Awareness is growing as is the help and support available, either via HRT or with natural supplements and dietary changes, or Complementary therapies such as Reflexology.
Reflexology helps balance hormones, reduce anxiety and low mood, and improve sleep patterns.
I specialise in Womens health and have clients who report after receiving regular Reflexology treatments they have less symptoms.
Celebrities talk Menopause
Supporting Pregnancy with Reflexology
Does it have any other particular benefits for women?
Yes, there's very little that can't be addressed in a reflexology treatment, as the aim is to bring about balance and wellness in the whole person. For this reason, practitioners might find that clients report improvements in areas that they didn't come to be treated for.
Is reflexology advisable for pregnant women in the first trimester?
Reflexology is wonderful in pregnancy, not least because you get a two for one treatment as your growing baby can be felt and even seen on the foot too. You and your practitioner will decide whether you wish to receive treatments in the first three tentative months of pregnancy. At this stage, most women worry about the risk of miscarriage. Even though the aim of reflexology is simply to bring about balance and harmony in the body, it would be all too easy for a mum to feel that the treatment may have contributed in some way should the pregnancy end during this time.
Reflexology and Pregnancy
Cancer support with Reflexology
Why people with cancer use it
Reflexology is one of the most popular types of complementary therapy in the UK among people with cancer.
There is some evidence that reflexology can help you:
relax and cope with stress and anxiety
lift your mood and give a feeling of well being
Some people think that reflexology can help:
boost the immune system
fight off colds and bacterial infections
reduce sinus problems
reduce back problems
change hormonal imbalances
reduce digestion problems
reduce arthritic pain
reduce nerve tingling and numbness from cancer drugs (peripheral neuropathy)
Cancer Research & Reflexology
Have you considered a natural approach to managing the menopause? Complementary therapies such as Reflexology offer a natural safe holistic approach. With all of the confusion surrounding HRT, why not consider a natural alternative?
HRT for menopause increases breast cancer risk
Researchers found menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) was responsible for around one million breast cancers in western countries. Researchers from the University of Oxford analysed data from more than 100,000 women with breast cancer from 58 epidemiological studies worldwide.
They concluded that menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) was responsible for around one million breast cancers in western countries - one-twentieth of the total since 1990.
The study, published in The Lancet, also revealed that even after stopping use, the excess risk of breast cancer was found to persist for more than 10 years, with the size of the risk linked to the duration of previous use. All types of MHT except topical vaginal oestrogens were linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.
Researchers found that the risks were greater for users of oestrogen-progestagen hormone therapy than for oestrogen-only hormone therapy. Women typically begin HRT at around the time of the menopause, when ovarian function ceases, causing symptoms including hot flushes and discomfort. "The main finding is that we now know the long-term effects, that the risk persists for more than a decade after stopping."
Researchers also found that the risk was twice as great for women who used MHT for 10 years. However, there was little excess risk after using any form of MHT for less than a year.
Symptoms of menopause can impact your daily life with symptoms of:
Reflexology is reported to help relieve these symptoms, and I see lots of ladies regularly.
Please contact me to discuss a treatment.
Please visit my sister website for details on therapies, offered locally: Reiki Crewe, Reflexology Chester, Reflexology Winsford, Reflexology Northwich, Reiki Therapist Cheshire, Reflexologist Chester.