Reflexology should be performed by fully trained professionals who have undergone extensive training and continue with post graduate learning on a continual basis. I am a professional member of the Reflexology Association of Australia and meet the standards set by the association.
Reflexology is the application of pressure and stimulation to reflex points that correspond to the glands, organs, body systems and body parts. Commonly it is applied to the feet but can also be used on the hands, face and the ears. Reflexology is a non invasive, safe but dynamic, holistic therapy that may assist general wellbeing, improve circulation, improve lymphatic flow, alleviate symptoms of stress and anxiety, relieve pain and discomfort. Reflexology is complimentary to all other therapies and treatments.
Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage
Reflexology Lymph Drainage or RLD is the technique which focusses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes of the feet with the aim of improving or assisting the lymphatic system to reduce swelling, increase circulation, assist the immune system and decrease inflammation. RLD may be helpful for people living with a compromised lymphatic system due to surgery, cancer treatment or illness and also those living with auto immune disorders such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, headaches, pre-menstrual tension and during pregnancy. A gentle and non invasive modality easily applied through the feet.
RLD has been scientifically studied, researched and taught by Sally Kay who resides in the United Kingdom and I have been fortunate to have attended her course and am an approved RLD Practitioner.
Maternity & Post Natal Reflexology
Maternity reflexology is a safe, non invasive, relaxing therapy for pregnant women, adapting to the many changes experienced by the expectant mother. Sessions may assist with balancing hormones, headaches, nausea, fatigue, stress and anxiety, pain and discomfort, constipation and digestive issues and swollen feet and ankles or fluid retention. It is also convenient as there is no need to undress as the therapy is delivered through the feet.
I have been fully trained in Maternity & Post Natal Reflexology with Lyndall Mollart, a highly regarded nurse, midwife and expert in the field of maternity, using the Susanne Enzer method.
It is suggested that the expectant mother attend monthly sessions up to 28 weeks, then fortnightly sessions up to 36 weeks and weekly sessions until the birth of baby.
Post Natal Reflexology treatments are an excellent way to balance and restore the hormones after pregnancy and birth. It may also assist with general physical and emotional wellbeing, improving lymphatic flow, increasing energy, stress, tiredness and exhaustion.
Ayuverdic Kansa Vatki Foot Massage
Ayuverdic Kansa Vatki massage with marma therapy is a wonderfully, relaxing, holistic treatment aimed at balancing the mind, body and spirit. It nourishes the skin, improves blood and lymph circulation, relaxes the muscles of the feet and legs, freeing the flow of energy throughout the body.
A small copper Kansa bowl is used during the treatment because copper is thought to be a “healing metal”. Emphasis is also placed on clearing the seven Chakras or energy centres in the body and balancing the elemental properties of fire, water, air, earth and ether.