Upcoming Website re-organisation
Over the next few weeks I aim to make a start on revamping and
re-organising Footfairy web site. I hope to simplify the site,
moving some of the content onto the blog pages while
Benefits of reflexology massage
Reflexology is a safe, simple treatment which is relaxing,
comforting, soothing, stimulating and balancing.
Traditionally touch has been used as a calming, comforting
technique - we even calm ourselves by stroking our necks or
faces when we're distressed. This pacifying behaviour is totally
automatic and it seems that the calming effect is due to the
release of endorphins which occur when the nerve endings of the
skin are stroked.
Reflexology treatment lasts for almost 45 minutes during which
time it is possible to relax deeply. Of course not everyone
wishes to relax fully - some clients will want to talk and give
feedback on the sensations occurring during the treatment.
Reflexology treatment stimulates the nerve endings of the skin,
the muscles of the feet, the circulatory system and the
lymphatic system and this has a beneficial effect on the whole
During a reflexology treatment clients may feel tender reflexes
or the reflexologist might note sluggish reflexes. It is quite
usual to find that reflexes which were tender on the first
treatment are no longer tender on the third or fourth
treatment. You are a living, changing person, your body,
mind and spirit is constantly changing - and so are your feet.
Some people find they have a very emotional response to
treatment and there are some schools of reflexology thinking
which emphasize the emotional / metaphysical side of treatment.
Others find that they simply enjoy the tranquillity of an hour
set aside for themselves in the midst of busy working lives.
Often people come to reflexology when they are recovering from
illness and want to have a treatment which is gentle and has a
gradual balancing effect.
Reflexology can be very useful if mobility has been reduced
during illness. When the nerves, skin and muscles of the foot
are stimulated the feedback enables the brain to keep it's map
of the body up to date which in turn helps to get you back on
your feet quicker.
Reflexology foot or hand treatments only require that socks and
shoes be removed for treatment. Which means that even the
shyest, most reserved person can feel comfortable with
But the treatment isn't for everyone - some people just do not
like to have their feet touched - while others are not willing
to try complementary therapies because they don't believe they
will help them. Certainly to be open to reflexology requires a
different attitude towards your health. You are the most
important and most powerful part of the treatment and
reflexology is one tool in your healthy being toolbox.
Book of the Month Club
This month my Book of
Of Light: Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field
by Barbara Brennan.
This is a classic book for those interested in energy healing.
The Barbara Brennan School of Healing holds may workshops
throughout the world. This April there will be a Brennan Healing
Workshop held in Findhorn, Scotland which is entitled "The
Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science". Sounds
reflexology students, reflexologists and other therapists
there are loads of links to equipment, further
reading, instructional DVD's
and details of courses running in the UK. Check
our our online quizzes and crosswords - great way when to test
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