I have recently been feeling very stressed.... and Sanchia did everything to make me feel relaxed and welcome. I had never had Reflexology before and she spent generous time with me beforehand to explain what to expect and how it works. I felt amazing afterwards. Cannot wait for my next treatment!
"I had to be induced at week 37, so I dropped in for a session with Sanchia on route to Watford hospital! The session really calmed me down. I had a natural birth and a nine minute labour even though I was induced! My previous two births were ten hours and nine hours. I put it down to the reflexology! Thank you Sanchia x"
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology does not tickle and it does include a lovely foot massage... but more importantly specially taught reflexology techniques are used.
Your feet have 7000 nerves that link into your parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system reduces the 'fight and flight' stress response in the body... instead getting the body to calm, restore health, rebalance and self heal. This is called the 'Relaxation Response'.
There is also an ancient understanding that Meridian lines control the flow of energy and nerve communication through the holistic body. This is the same ancient meridian system used in acupuncture.
The result is a rebalancing of the body, reduction in stress, increase in health self healing, improved sleep, boost in mental clarity, energy and deep inner calm.
Reflexology for Wellbeing
By gently working precise acupressure points, reflexology supports health and wellbeing, leaving you feeling rebalanced. Case studies show it can help improve:
- Stress and anxiety
- Fatigue and energy level
- Focus and mental clarity
- Digestion conditions
- Respiratory system
- Headaches and sinus
- Immune system
- Pain reduction
- Hormonal balancing
- Pregnancy and Post-Natal
- Menopause symptoms
- Blood pressure
- Gynaecological conditions
Reflexology for Pregnancy
Reflexology is a great way to have you time, and also lovingly connects you to your baby. I have had three children, I understand the changes women's bodies go through in pregnancy. But also know that each person's pregnancy journey can also differ.
Reflexology is safe, calming and rebalancing. Regular sessions from the second trimester help pregnancy symptoms and sleep, keeping your relaxed and preparing your body for birth.
Trials have found that women receiving regular treatments throughout pregnancy tend to have shorter labours, fewer symptoms, reduced medical intervention and delivery closer to due date.
Reflexology for Stress
Reflexology has great results in supporting the symptoms of ongoing stress and anxiety.
When 'fight, flight and freeze' stress hormones flood the body's systems, it creates imbalanced of your health, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Benefits:
- Sense of inner calm
- Increased sleep
- Breath awareness
- Increased energy and feeling refreshed
- Can improve heart function and blood pressure
- Improved focus and mind clarity
- Balancing of mood and hormones
- Reduced tension headaches
- Helps nervous digestive conditions
- Improved fertility
- Can increase sex drive.
Reflexology for Fertility
Supporting IVF Treatment
Reflexology can take place before IVF begins. In the run-up to IVF, it is beneficial to prepare your body... then 36 hours before egg removal and again in preparation for embryo transfer.
Reflexology for Hormones
From teens to post menopause, Reflexology supports, balances and improves hormonal health.
Hormones can create a number of symptoms from reduced sleep, mood swings, anxiety, stress, headaches, thyroid function, hot flushes, skin outbreaks, PMS, painful periods, digestive issues, back pain, weakened immune system, fertility problems, fatigue and more. In some cases the stress fight or flight hormones can create some of the other symptoms too.
One person's journey with Reflexology
Reflexology is complementary, not alternative to modern medicine. Imbalances in the body can be found using Reflexology and stimulating that reflex can support health and wellbeing. It can really help reduce symptoms, but it is not a diagnostic tool or a cure for major illness. There are contraindication restrictions for treatment which can be found on my information page.