Reflexology

Reflexology is a non invasive, pressure massage to the feet. The reflex points in each foot correspond to all major organs, glands and systems within the body.

Helen is able to locate areas of stress or congestion within the bodily systems and stimulate the associated reflex points. This brings about a state of deep relaxation, helps disperse blockages, eliminate waste and restore the body’s own natural healing power.

Reflexology can help with a wide range of conditions including:

  • Stress and stress related conditions
  • Insomnia
  • Fertility issues (more details)
  • Digestive disorders
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Anxiety / depression
  • Asthma
  • Injury / recovery
  • Pregnancy management (more details)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Sinus problems
  • Migraines
  • Eczema
  • Constipation
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Arthritis
  • Back / neck / shoulder pain / problems

The additional benefits each reflexology session brings are:

  • Improved circulation – ensuring hormones reach their target destination
  • Stimulation of the lymphatic system – causing the body to eliminate toxins and waste
  • Deep relaxation
  • Boosting of energy and improvement of general wellbeing
  • Strengthening of the immune system

Maternity Reflexology

One of Helen specialities is maternity reflexology. It is a safe, relaxing therapy that has great success treating women pre-conceptually, throughout pregnancy, and during the postnatal period.

1. Aiding Fertility

Reflexology induces deep relaxation and reduces stress levels – this has a positive effect on the endocrine system (and all the other bodily systems) and helps to regulate hormonal imbalances. This in turn can help with problematic menstrual cycles (irregularity), endometriosis and polycystic ovaries. Conception is likely to occur when the body is in its most relaxed, balanced state.

2. During Pregnancy

Reflexology is a safe and effective treatment during pregnancy. It brings relief from many of the aches and pains associated with pregnancy. However it is not recommended during the first trimester or if there is a history of unstable pregnancies, premature labour, severe hypertension, placenta previa or recent vaginal bleeding.

Reflexology may help with the following conditions:

  • back ache
  • headaches
  • sciatica
  • restless arm / leg syndrome
  • oedema (water retention)
  • insomnia
  • constipation
  • heartburn and acid reflux
  • stress and anxiety
  • increased energy levels
  • hormonal imbalances
  • mood swings
  • nausea and vomiting
  • symphysis pubis dysfunction
  • turning a breech baby

3. Inducing Labour

Reflexology may be used to try and induce labour in the 41st week of pregnancy. Helen will use powerful techniques to stimulate the endocrine system and uterus to encourage the birthing process to start.

4. Postnatal Reflexology

Reflexology treatments after the birth will help the body relax and regain equilibrium. It may also help with the following conditions:

  • insomnia
  • stress and anxiety
  • postnatal depression
  • hormonal imbalances
  • inadequate lactation
  • engorged breasts
  • energy levels

Reflexology aids healing to the whole body – it treats the root of the problem and not just the prevailing symptoms. Reflexology is not a substitute for medical or obstetric care. If you have any concerns please seek medical advice as soon as possible. Reflexology does not claim to diagnose, cure or prescribe.

Your Therapist

Helen Cooke reflexology

Helen Cooke qualified as a reflexologist in 2006 with the Practitioners School of Reflexology. She is a full member of the Association of Reflexologists and is fully insured.

Helen will go through a detailed consultation with you prior to your first treatment to ascertain your medical history and lifestyle – this will determine the best treatment plan to suit your needs.

The initial consultation and treatment will last about an hour – 10 minutes for the consultation and 50 minutes for the treatment. Each subsequent treatment will last 50 minutes.

Fees

Cost per treatment - £45.00 – Buy 5 sessions and get the 6th FREE (£225.00)

Gift vouchers available.

Evening and weekend appointments are also available