Facial Reflexology is a form of reflexology where the zones and points of the face are specifically stimulated to help treat imbalances within the body. It uses a combination of several healing systems, including acupuncture points, Chinese energy meridians, Vietnamese and South American facial maps and modern anatomy of the nervous system and brain.
Its effectiveness lies in its ability to identify the cause of the health imbalance in the meridian involved and then stimulate the body’s own healing properties.
It is a unique treatment system devised by Danish reflexologist, Lone Sorensen who spent 30 years developing a combination of various facial treatments, receiving many awards and accolades for her work.
Facial Reflexology works on a very deep level within the body, is quite powerful and extremely relaxing. As well as maintaining great health, it is also very rejuvenating for the whole face. Organic Rosehip oil is used, which has very high antioxidant properties.
What conditions Reflexology help with and how does it work?
- Stress, Anxiety and Fatigue – it is deeply relaxing and balances the hormonal system, involved in the Stress response.
- Circulation problems – it improves circulation and the flow of oxygen to all cells.
- Digestive Issues – helps with diarrhoea, colic and constipation.
- Back, neck, shoulder pain and sciatica – helps with reduction of pain and improves muscle tone and movement of limbs.
- Frequent coughs, colds & infections – improves immunity by increasing lymphatic drainage and reducing stress.
- PMS, Menopause, Migraines & Headaches – helps balance the hormonal system.
- Nerve related conditions such as Bell’s Palsy and Stroke related conditions – stimulates nervous system and improves nerve function.
Reflexology also helps with sinus problems, asthma and allergies.
What happens in a Reflexology session?
At your first consultation, a Health Questionnaire is completed to assess your health concerns and how best to work with you to help you return to great health and vitality.
Only footwear needs to be removed while you sit back and relax in a quiet and gentle environment while a footbath is given with Aromatherapy oils.
Your Reflexology session will then be conducted on a massage table while you close your eyes, lie back and commence your journey into total bliss. All oils and creams used are pure and natural.
Facial reflexes are stimulated by applying pressure to various points followed by gentle massage over reflex zones on the face. All areas of the face are thoroughly but gently worked.
This is followed by a shorter session working reflexes on the feet. If preferred, the face or feet can be worked alone, although I do specialise in working with the face.
A facial reflexology chart will be prepared for you to enable you to continue the work at home and will be given to you at your next visit.
Reflex points on the hands will be demonstrated to you so as you can work on them if you so wish.
A program will then be tailored to meet your individual needs.
How long is a Reflexology treatment?
Generally treatments are one hour although the first consultation will be about an hour and a half. Footbaths are optional at subsequent sessions and will add another 15 minutes to a consultation.
How many sessions will I need to attend?
This will depend on your health concerns. If a condition has been there for a long time, results will be achieved, but may take more time than if a condition is of more recent onset.
Initially, weekly sessions are recommended for a few weeks and then assessed.
As your condition improves, fewer treatments are required.
Reflexology is a very holistic therapy and works on an emotional level as well as a physical one.