Estuary Reflexology Exeter
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Here at the Estuary Clinic Topsham, Exeter we have a team of qualified Reflexologists, working within an integrated practice, providing the best quality service at sensible prices.
Our reflexologists are fully insured and members of the Association of Reflexologists. This means that they meet the strictest standards for professional excellence in reflexology practice with a commitment to ongoing practitioner development.
Reflexology is a deeply relaxing, safe and gentle treatment that stimulates a network of reflexes on the hands and feet to promote deep relaxation, improve sluggish circulation and boost the immune system.
By targeting specific reflexes and pressure points a reflexologist can locate areas of congestion in the feet and by using precise therapeutic techniques using the thumb and fingers can 'work the congestion out'. This can help restore balance in the body, improving overall health.
Our feet have thousands of nerve endings and one way reflexology may work is that the application of pressure to feet and hands sends a calming message from the peripheral nerves in them to the central nervous system, which in turn signals the body to adjust its stress levels. In this way, reflexology can have a positive impact on all systems of the body.
What to expect from a Reflexologist?
Information leaflet from the association of reflexology.
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Why choose our Reflexologists?
Here at the Estuary Clinic, Topsham, Exeter our reflexology practitioners pride themselves on their clinical experience and continued development in the field of reflexology.
We offer the best relaxing treatment possible to enhance and support your physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Reflexology can be a very effective way in promoting relaxation to help combat daily stresses.
Daily stresses can have dramatic affects on our physical and emotional well being. This may present as disturbed sleep, poor motivation, low mood to increased susceptibility to illness.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology originated over 5000 years ago stemming from many ancient civilisations around the world. This has included civilisations in Egypt, China, Africa to Native Indian tribes in America.
Modern reflexology was derived from Dr W. Fitzgerald who published work on 'zone therapy' in the 1930's. This was later later developed by physiotherapist Eunice Ingham. Eunice worked on hundreds of patients carefully cross checking patients ailments with 'reflex zones' specifically on the feet. This lead to the development of the modern foot reflexology charts.
Reflexology theory is based on the principle that the feet contain 'reflex zones' associated with the anatomy of the body. Reflexologists believe that when these reflex zones become active, an imbalance is likely occurring in the corresponding anatomical body part. Through stimulation or sedation of these reflex zones it is believed to have harmonising effect on the bodies health.
After taking your medical history, Freya will then make sure you are comfortable and relaxed, laying on your back on the couch. The treatment then begins with pressure and massage techniques on reflex zones on your feet.
Do Reflex Zones Exist?
Using fMRI statistical analysis showed that reflexological stimulation of the foot reflex areas corresponding to the eye, shoulder, and small intestine activated not only the somatosensory areas corresponding to the foot, but also the somatosensory areas corresponding to the eye, shoulder, and small intestine or neighbouring body parts. (...more)
What can Reflexology Help?
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