At Mid West Physiotherapy Limerick we offer reflexology treatments among our core services. Alongside general reflexology, our Reflexologist, Sinéad Cleary, delivers specialised cancer care reflexology treatments for patients who are undergoing cancer treatment.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a holistic-based therapy. It is a very safe, gentle yet powerful therapy suitable for people of all ages and can bring balance to the systems of the body. The therapist applies specific types of rhythmic pressure mainly with the thumbs to parts of the feet known as “reflexes”. These reflexes correspond to certain organs and systems of the body.
What can I expect during a treatment?
A treatment involves the client lying down fully clothed with shoes and socks removed. A reflexology session usually lasts for approximately 45 minutes, with 15 minutes afterwards for rest and relaxation.
Experiences with reflexology treatments vary from person to person. A person should experience a feeling a deep relaxation while some will feel a sense of warmth and lightness as the therapist works on the various organs and systems of the body.
The therapist will go through a detailed client consultation form with you at the initial consultation which will include details of any medical issues and lifestyle. Whilst reflexology is a very safe, non-invasive treatment, certain medical conditions may require your GP’s permission. It is worth to note that reflexology is a very adaptable treatment and the therapist will be able to tailor the session to your specific needs.
Health Benefits of Reflexology
Reflexology benefits well-being on a physical, emotional & spiritual level. (Xavier R. Facts on reflexology (foot massage) Nurs J India. 2007;98:11–12. [PubMed]) Reflexology has been shown to have many benefits including:
- Reduces stress
- Induces relaxation through stimulation of foot reflexes
- Improves circulation
- Boosts the immune system and helps in the release of toxins
- Promotes healthy sleeping patterns and reduces fatigue
- Can help with headaches and migraines particularly if they are stress related
- Revitalises energy
- Reduces inflammation and congestion
- Can help to reduce pain
- Reduces symptoms associated with IBS and PMS
Treatments are 60 minutes in duration and cost €60 per session. Treatments are delivered by Sinéad Cleary. If you would like to book a reflexology treatment at Mid West Physiotherapy Limerick, you can book on-line, or alternatively you can ring our reception on 061-201444 or contact us by email.