A combination treatment offers the benefits of both the Remedial Massage and Clinical Reflexology Treatment, all infused with aromatherapy (if wanted) as I am a qualified aromatherapist qualified to incorporate the potent benefits of essential oils into my massage and reflexology blends.
During a massage different strokes are used, with varying pressure and techniques, depending on the needs of the individual. Generally, massage can stimulate the circulatory system, which can encourage oxygen and nutrients to reach tissues and carbon dioxide and other waste products to be eliminated from the system. The action of massage can help relieve tension in muscles by encouraging oxygen and nutrients to the area and the elimination of waste products, and give opportunity for tense, shortened areas of muscle to lengthen to a more normal, relaxed state. While being beneficial for a range of musculoskeletal problems, massage can also be incredibly relaxing – the focus of the treatment will be whatever you need it to be, on the day.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy based on the premise of there being reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all organs and parts of the body. Reflexology treatments are holistic and seek to optimise health and wellbeing, and include techniques to balance hormones, reduce musculoskeletal pain and tension and induce relaxation. Many people feel that they would hate having their feet touched – many of my now regular clients tried it out of interest, and with the assumption they wouldn’t enjoy it – but fell in love with reflexology treatments. They are compellingly relaxing.