Reflexology (General, Fertility & Maternity)
Reflexology is a method for activating the healing powers of the body. The early Chinese, Japanese, Indians, Russians and Egyptians worked on the feet to promote good health. India and China used a form of treatment by means of pressure points over 5,000 years ago. In the 1930's Eunice D. Ingham divided the feet into zones corresponding to areas within the body.
What is involved in a Reflexology treatment?
A consultation is required at your first treatment; this ensures Reflexology is right for you. The recipient lies on a couch or in a reclining chair. As it's just the feet that are worked on, you remain fully clothed at all times, apart from removing your socks and shoes. The therapist applies pressure to the feet using specific thumb, finger and hand techniques. A Reflexology session lasts approximately 1 hour and treats the whole person rather than specific symptoms.
What are the benefits of Reflexology?
Reflexology can help many aliments including the sample list below:
- Reflexology reduces stress, tension, anxiety and relaxes the whole person
- Removes congestion in energy pathways and allows the energy to flow more freely, thus helping to bring about homeostasis.
- Improves blood and lymph circulation
- Helps normalise organ and gland function
- Stimulates the body to throw off toxic matter
- Revitalizes the body energy
- It is preventative health care
- Stimulates creativity and productivity
- Improves mental alertness and attention span
- A general sense of health and well-being
- A Feeling of deep relaxation
- Improves mood and sleep
- May benefit asthma stuffers, depression, digestive disorders, IBS, migraines and many other aliments.
Fertility reflexology is a very relaxing treatment which uses the non-invasive techniques of reflexology to help balance and prepare your body holistically for pregnancy. When the body is balanced, the natural flow for fertility processes may begin. Fertility reflexology can be carried out on both men and women.
There are many reasons for infertility, but 'unexplained infertility' is in the increase. Some reasons may include stress, over worked, dietary habits, being over/under weight and emotional/psychological reasons.
A detailed history of the couple is taken including any tests and investigations which have been carried out (if any). This enables a better understanding of what areas to work on in more depth during the treatment.
For more information on fertility reflexology visit: Reproflexology
Maternity reflexology is used to balance and harmonise you and your body. It supports the natural development of pregnancy and allows you to be in the best possible shape for labour. It helps to relax and reduce fear and anxiety and balance hormonal changes which occur throughout pregnancy. A lymphatic drainage technique can be used to help with swelling which can occur. Receiving reflexology during pregnancy may help minor aliments including back pain, hip girdle pain, constipation, leg cramps, insomnia etc.
As I am fully trained as a maternity reflexologist, I can work on pregant women from the first trimester on.
Price: For a 1 hour treatment of General or Maternity Reflexology £30.00
For a 1 hour treatment of fertility reflexology £35.00 (initial consultation 1.5 hrs £60).
Note: Reflexology is not a substitute for medical treatment nor is it a diagnostic system. Always consult a GP or other health professional for medical attention and advice.
"I was amazed that reflexology could help my IBS. I will certainly be back for more. Sorry I fell asleep!"Mary - Dundalk
"I attended Annemarie for reflexology on 3 occasions and every time I felt I received a very soothing experience. The attention to detail did not stop at my feet.......there was relaxing music, cosy blankets, atmospheric lighting and a very friendly service. I would definitely recommend it to a friend."Louise - Co.Kildare
"Had a great foot reflexology session. Very professional, friendly and informative and above all relaxing. Highly recommended."Paul - Co.Kildare
"I found my reflexology session so relaxing I didn't want to leave! It's an easily affordable treat that I'll definately be having again."Leona - Surrey
"I found the reflexology deeply relaxing and Annemarie very quickly and consistently picked up on areas that were painful for me. I suffer from arthritis and during my sessions I had particular trouble with neck and back pain which considerably reduced over our sessions. The relaxation really helped with stress management too. I'm definitely a regular now, thanks Annemarie!"Linda - Banbridge
"I was amazed to see the effect of total relaxation in my 2 year old and 6 year old thanks to the reflexology done by Anne-Marie. They loved every session and had such solid naptimes right after. It was great!"Dina - U.S.A
"I went to Anne-Marie recently for a reflexology session as my feet were very swollen following a longhaul flight. I had never met Anne-Marie before but I left feeling I had made a new friend. The treatment was unrushed & very personal. I was given a clear synopsis at the end of the session and a little bottle of the oil used during the treatment to take home with me and apply as needed. I'm already looking forward to my next appointment."Maria - Newry