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 before hand 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 popped to see Sanchia just before heading to Watford hospital. The session really calmed me down. I then had a 9 minute labour after being induced! My first two births were 12 hours and 9 hours. I put it down to the reflexology! Thank you Sanchia x"
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is more than just a great foot massage and doesn't feel ticklish.
There is massage, but the main focus is working the acupressure points on the feet. The 7000 nerves in your feet help soothe the parasympathetic nervous system... that is the part of the nervous system that stimulates wellbeing and reduces the effects of stress in the body and mind. This diagram shows clearly how the nervous system flows between the feet and brain throughout the whole body. It is called the 'Relaxation Response'.
The Acupressure points in the feet are also connected to the flow of energy that runs through the body via meridian lines. They use the same ancient meridian system in acupuncture. So the feet really are a mirror image of the whole body. The result is a deep feeling of deep inner calm, an increase in self healing, increased sleep, boost in mental and physical wellness, reduced stress and anxiety, rebalancing of hormones, greater focus and increased energy levels. Do watch the video here to see how reflexology helped this lady.
Reflexology 1 hour
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
- Gynecological conditions
Reflexology for Pregnancy
Reflexology is a great way to have YOU time and also lovingly connect to you baby. I've had 3 children and I know first hand the changes our bodies go through in pregnancy. Pregnancy temporarily changes the physical, emotional and hormonal balance... all natural, expected and different for everyone.
Reflexology is a safe, calming and rebalancing. Regular sessions from the second trimester supports pregnancy symptoms and prepares you and your baby for birth.
In the third trimester Reflexology it can really help with sleep, inner calm and discomfort.
Trials have found that women receiving regular treatments throughout pregnancy tend to have shorter labours, support symptoms, less likely to require medical intervention and deliver 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 disrupts the natural balance of the body. This causes immune system reduction, physical symptoms, emotional and mood changes, digestion issues, headaches, breathing and heart irregularities, panic attacks, blood pressure issues and much more.
Reflexology calms and restores the body, bringing rebalance. Leaving you with:
- Sense of inner calm
- Increased sleep
- Breathe awareness
- Increased energy and feeling refreshed
- Heart and blood pressure improve
- 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 you body... then 36 hours before egg removal and again in preparation for embryo transfer.
Reflexology for Hormones
Reflexology supports hormone health in both women and men. From teens to menopause, Reflexology is proven to support and improve hormonal imbalance.
Unbalanced 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. Reflexology is a great support.
Facial Reflexology is an ancient treatment now still used to support full body wellbeing. This soothing session uses precise massage techniques, along with the gentle stimulation of acupressure reflex points on the face. Leaving you not only relaxed and rebalanced, but also with a sense of wellbeing and calm.
The added benefit of Facial Reflexology is that it also stimulates the skin on the face, boosting circulation and oxygen to the cells which renews and refreshes the skin and improves its tone. This session can end with head massage on request.
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 diagnosing tool or a cure for major illness. There are contraindication restrictions for treatment which can be found on my information page.