Reflexology is an ancient therapy which has been practised for over 5000 years, it is a complementary therapy based on the theory that different points and areas on the feet & hands, correspond with different areas of the body. By working these reflex points we can help aid relaxation, improve mood, release tension, enhance sleep and can generally help improve wellbeing. Further benefits of reflexology include its ability to stimulate nerve function, increase energy, boost circulation, create a deep state of relaxation and eliminate toxins from the body.
As we age, our nerve endings become less sensitive in many parts of our body, particularly in our extremities. That being said, reflexology has been connected with stimulating more than 7,000 different nerve endings in a single session, thereby increasing their function and reactivity.
What to expect:
A luxurious hour of reflexology massage to revive both mind and body. The treatment allows deep relaxation thus alleviating stress and tension. Feel free to float away from work stress and tune your mind into a state of calm, ease away your daily pressures to a backdrop of relaxing music and botanical mists.
The first treatment will take around 70 minutes. We will go through a 10 minute questionnaire, just to gain insight into your current health status, diet, known areas of pain and tension & to allow me to tailor the treatment to your needs. You will have a choice of botanical balms, then your feet will be cleansed and warmed. This is followed by an ultra relaxing 60 mins reflexology treatment. A tension relieving hour that soothes and awakens the muscles, calms your body system and allows for a deep relaxing sleep.
You will be given a mini-treatment journal with suggestions for you to continue the good work through hand reflex techniques at home and ideas for you to adapt to feel free of tension in body and mind
State of undress:
Shoes and socks removed, you will relax into a reflexology couch beneath a cosy towel. Feet will be wrapped and massaged individually. All treatments are suitable for vegan clients.
Facial Reflexology has all the benefits and principles of traditional Foot Reflexology. It is deeply relaxing with immediate effects due to the close proximity to the brain and central nervous system. Once the reflex points are activated a direct response occurs in the corresponding area of the body, this helps the body’s healing process, improving circulation and nerve supply as well as the release of toxins. Treatments also stimulate collagen and elastin which gives the effect of tighter, plumper more radiant skin.
The Bergman method
I was trained by Ziggie Bergman founder of ‘The Bergman Method’ Facial Reflexology.
What to expect?
After a short consultation I will begin to cleanse the face with some gentle facial wipes, I will then apply Ziggie Bergmans Facial Elixir which lifts your Face & Spirit with silky Amethyst Crystal-Infused oil which hydrates your skin and has been shown to reduce fine lines and help you look radiant. The magical blend of sacred plants is applied t spirit lifting ritual, that smudges the aura and turns the mundane into the magical.
How will I feel After ?
Facial Reflexology combines all of the therapeutic benefits of a holistic therapy with a touch of beautifying luxury! Clients often feel an inner calm and a real sense of wellbeing at the end of a treatment, as well as a more youthful, glowing complexion.
Facial Reflexology achieves this by improving blood and lymph flow, releasing muscle tension and stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. It is also very effective for alleviating winter ailments such as blocked sinuses, dry skin, headaches, lack of energy, dull complexion, and depression; as this therapy helps the body to work at its optimum level, boosting the immune system it can also help to fight off winter colds and flu.
The unique benefit of Facial Reflexology is that not only does it aim to help clients improve their health and wellbeing, it also can help them to look better, younger and have a healthy glow on the outside.
The Bergman Method of Facial Reflexology as quoted By Ziggie Bergman herself.
“Our method of facial reflexology is built on a combination of Native American techniques and Asian body maps that chart the reflex points on the face. The face’s proximity to the brain is key to the effectiveness of manipulating facial reflex points which directly connect to the body’s neuro-pathways. Facial reflexology can be a wonderful therapy to help identify reflexes out of balance and to help your clients improve their health and well-being.”
“As an added benefit to the treatment session, the face will feel and look smoother and more toned as you increase the circulation and help to release muscle tension. Some clients call it their ‘mini Face-lift’ by helping to strengthen layers of skin tissue and improve skin tone. Additionally, over a series of sessions there may be a reduction in lines and wrinkles, helping clients to feel good and look good! This is in addition to stimulating the body’s healing mechanisms and encouraging the body to eliminate toxins.”
Don‘t underestimate the power the humble foot holds. By focussing on pressure points on your feet, lower legs and hands, Reflexology helps re-balance and de stress your mind and body.
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