Reflexology

Reflexology

Reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China; and was introduced to the western world as “zone therapy” in 1913.

It is a gentle therapy that works on the feet or hands to encourage the body to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury or disease, the body is in a state of “imbalance” and vital energy pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. By applying pressure to your feet or hands using my thumbs and forefingers I may detect imbalances, and working these points can release blockages in order to restore energy flow and encourage healing.

Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, such as:

  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Insomnia
  • IBS and other digestive disorders
  • Headaches and migraine
  • Asthma
  • Muscle and join pain and discomfort
  • PMS, irregular periods and menopausal symptoms

Many people use reflexology as a way of relaxing the mind and body and counteracting stress. Reflexology may help people to cope on a physical, mental and emotional level thereby encouraging healing and wellbeing in all areas of life.

On the first visit I will carry out a consultation to give me an insight into any areas that need specific attention, so please allow extra time for this. The treatment will be carried out fully clothed. You will just need to remove your shoes and socks if you are having a foot treatment.

Each session of reflexology works on an individual basis. After having completed a course of reflexology treatments for a specific condition, many people find it beneficial to continue to have occasional treatments to maintain health and well-being.

Testimonials:

“I hadn’t had any reflexology treatments before. Lisa was reassuring and explained what she was doing. She created a calm and relaxing ambience during the session and I benefited from this even after the treatment. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Lisa to anyone else”. Sam, Springbourne

“Lisa is a gifted and conscientious Reflexologist and Massage Therapist. She has a natural talent for helping people, which is proven by the success of the reflexology treatments that I had with her. She is a very intuitive and effective therapist and I have been very impressed with her knowledge and use of both reflexology and massage techniques. Since receiving treatment for my bad back I have been able to cut down my visits to the osteopath from once every two weeks to once every two months, which is something I did not think I would ever be able to do. It is so good to have found someone who I know cares about my problems and whom I trust to help me with them”. Shelley, Swanage

“I love getting delightfully relaxing treatments from you.Always friendly professional&benefical to me.Thanks Lisa” Phoenix, Poole

Autism and Reflexology

How Reflexology may help people with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome

Reflexology may help to relieve many conditions associated with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, including:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • IBS and other digestive disorders

Reflexing the Pituitary and Pineal Glands can help to release the following hormones:

  • Oxytocin: may decrease repetitive behaviors and improve interpretation of emotions.
  • ACTH: cortisone related hormone linked with stress and anxiety
  • Melatonin: controls body rhythms. Not enough melatonin can cause depression and insomnia.

I provide Reflexology for young adults with autism and it has really helped with their anxieties and insomnia.

I used to work in a specialist school for children with autism and as a nanny for autistic twins. I have a Foundation Degree Certificate in ASD Practise and I am able to assist verbal communication with some signing and use of PECS. I am aware of sensory differences and can tailor the reflexology treatments to suit the clients’ needs.

I can can come to your home, school or other venue.

A course of Reflexology is recommended to build up the trust needed to carry out the treatments effectively and gain maximum benefits. I would work at the clients’ own pace and vary the length of each treatment to suit them at that particular time. The first session may only last 15 mins or so after the initial consultation (with client or carer/parent) but we would aim to reach an hour’s session once we have got to know each other. It is likely the session times could vary from one treatment to the next depending on how the client is feeling at the time, so I would finish the session once the client has indicated that they would like to stop. Reflexology is meant to be relaxing and enjoyable, so there is no point forcing the client to sit for up to an hour if they are uncomfortable and really do not want to.