Reflexology

Reflexology in Stirling

Reflexology is an established form of natural healing that has its roots in Eastern systems of healing such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Reflexology works on pressure points to stimulate the body’s own healing potential, but mainly in the feet and with specific massage techniques (Dougans, 2005). Reflexology is based in the principle that the whole body is represented on the foot, hand and ears (Microsystems) and that the internal organs can be stimulated by pressing particular areas on the foot, hands and ears (Ernst 2009). Stress, fatigue, illness, toxins and inactivity are harmful influences to the body that can be addressed by reflexology by its deep relaxing, detox and balancing effect on the human body. Reflexology also plays an important role as a preventive medicine.

 

It has been proved to be effective in many conditions such as:

  • Muscular stiffness, chronic low back, neck and shoulder pain
  • PMS and other menstrual disorders (menstrual pain, dismenhorrea, amenhorrea)
  • Fertility, pregnancy, labour and post-natal care
  • Any chronic disorder, illness
  • Digestive issues such as IBS, food allergies, constipation, colic
  • Lymphatic disorders
  • Mental issues such as anxiety, depression
  • Any stress related condition
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Post-operative recovery
  • Insomnia, lethargy and mental fatigue
  • Pain relief

(Marquardt 2007)

Reflexology to Boost Fertility

“Infertility”  is classed as the inability of  a couple to conceive a baby after trying for one year. One in six couples in the UK experience difficulties in conceiving.

Infertility is a complex condition which requires a multi-dimensional approach, with complementary therapies proving to be very useful.  In particular, Reflexology is a recommended complementary therapy, which can be invaluable as part of a programme to increase fertility in both men and women.

Reflexology is recommended for couples trying to conceive. It helps to stimulate the reproductive organs and endocrine glands encouraging them to do what they are meant to do, as well as unblocking energy channels and correcting imbalances.

Reflexology can improve  all body functions and reduce stress, which is particularly important whilst trying to conceive.

We would recommend a weekly treatment to support each stage of the menstrual cycle, working between the different phases. Specifically;  the reflex points corresponding to the endocrine glads, ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus will be targeted. 

If you would like to discuss the programme of treatment available, please call to arrange a consultation with Linda Buick (Nurse, Reflexologist, Aromatherapist ).

Reflexology to Support IVF

Many couples are now choosing IVF to assist their chances of conception.  Reflexology can support the process and boost the outcome.

Although IVF success rates have not increased  since the birth of the first IVF baby more than 30 years ago, a recent study by the Association of  Reproductive Reflexologists showed that 68% of clients conceived while having reflexology.  The study looked at 180 clients, of whom 122 conceived while receiving reflexology. Of these 122, 100 conceived naturally and a further 22 were being supported during IVF. ( Scott, Barbara. Reflexology for fertility. Watkins Publishing 2016)

 

We have 2 qualified and experienced Reflexologists at One Allan Park; Julie Haswell ( pictured) and Linda Buick. Read more about Linda under Aromatherapy and Dermatology.