What is Reflexology?Reflexology by Nicola Jane is run by a professional Clinical Reflexologist, Nicola Jane Stewart CRM5, PRM, MAR, ARR.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy based on the principle that different points, or reflexes on the feet, hands or ears relate to the internal organs and other structures of the body. Stimulating these reflex points can encourage the body’s own natural ability to heal itself.
Reflexology is an incredibly relaxing, non-invasive therapy which can alleviate everyday stress and tension, improve circulation and in turn bring about an overall sense of wellbeing. Reflexology can help with many ailments that are acute, as well as chronic. It can also help a person better manage life’s challenges and help to rebalance the mind and body.
I offer treatments which are tailored to each individual’s needs by incorporating an in-depth consultation to discuss any presenting condition and symptoms, as well as previous medical history and investigatory session into the first session. This information is used to create a bespoke treatment plan that is designed, specifically to target the needs of the individual client which is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure the treatments meet the client’s needs. During the sessions I look at the person as a whole and look into their current situation; whether it is their diet, exercise routine or perhaps their job or home life, and will take these into account when preparing their treatment plan.
While Reflexology is a therapy suitable for many people it is complementary to traditional medicine and should never be used in place of care from your primary healthcare providers. Complementary therapies are not a substitute for medical care. If you have, or suspect you have a health problem then you should always consult your GP.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different organs, glands and structures within the body. Reflexology is believed to help areas of tension and encourage energy to flow more freely throughout the body.
Reflexology is suitable for all ages and stages of life and can bring relief to a wide range of both acute and chronic conditions as well as working more preventatively in helping the body to maintain overall health and well-being.
What kind of things can Reflexology help with ?
Specific conditions which are known to benefit from reflexology include:
Allergies, Anxiety and Stress related issues, Asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis and other respiratory problems, Back pain and sciatica, Chronic Fatigue and general exhaustion, Digestive disorders including irritable bowel, colitis, gastritis and constipation, Headaches, Hormonal imbalances Immune disorders, Infertility, Lymphoedema, Menopausal symptoms, Menstrual irregularities including pain levels and PMT, Migraine, Pregnancy, Tonsillitis and Urinary problems
More generally reflexology helps to: Reduce stress, Promote relaxation, Increase vitality, Improve circulation, Eliminate toxins Reduce pain levels and Strengthen the immune system.
How does it work?
It involves me applying pressure to specific areas in the hands, feet, or ears that affect corresponding reflex areas of the body. By focusing on specific reflex points that map out areas of your body, I will stimulate healing in the associated organs and glands leaving your body feeling deeply relaxed and replenished.
How can it help?
Reflexology is very relaxing and provides an excellent way of releasing stress and tension. It may also help with conditions including arthritis, migraine, insomnia, PMT, digestive and respiratory problems. Its very nature makes it particularly valuable in aiding recovery after illness, operations and fractures, while being suitable for people of all ages.
What qualifications do you have?
I trained at Contemporary Reflexology College, Manchester where I graduated with a Level 5 Diploma in Reflexology for Practitioners. This course is currently the highest level you can train at to become a Clinical Reflexologist in the UK. My course included Foot, Hand and Auricular (Ear) Reflexology, working synergistically with both hands and feet, working the Meridians which are energy channels that run through our body, Fertility and Maternity care, Adapting reflexology for cancer and palliative care, NEPIP and bespoke treatment planning.
Do you have any additional specialist training?
I have completed the following specialist training:
Sally Kay – Reflexology for Lymphatic Drainage
Barbara Scott – Reproflexology for Enhancing fertility
Ziggi Bergman – Advanced Facial Reflexology
Hamish Edgar – Limbic Reflexology
What will happen during my first session?
Your 1st session would be an “Investigatory”session. It would start with a detailed consultation, then your treatment would be begin. I would lie you back in the chair and begin to work on your feet – this is an opportunity for you to relax and listen to your body. I will work your feet using different pressures and different techniques that I have been trained to use. I will pay extra attention to any out of balance reflexes. After the session we will discuss my findings and work together to help you further – whether that be me showing you how to perform reflexology on your hands, suggested reading for you or signposting you to a different complementary therapist – I will then write up my findings and create a bespoke treatment plan for you should you wish further reflexology treatments.
Can I come for a one off treatment?
Yes, you can book for a one off treatment. Your first session will last 90 minutes. This allows 30 minutes for a consultation and 60 minutes for a thorough investigation session.
How much is a session?
A reflexology session is £40 with the exception of Reproductive Reflexology, which is £45 per session.
I don’t like my feet being touched?
There is nothing not to love about a reflexology treatment – pressure and technique are adapted to suit each client. I am also trained to work hands and ears which can both have the same benefits as foot reflexology.
What methods of Payment do you take?
You can pay by cash, credit card and debit card.
How can I make an appointment?
You can either call me on: 07825213719 or make an enquiry through the contact page or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where are you based?
Is there car parking?
Yes, the practice has free car parking facilities available.