Sarah Woodhouse Bowen Technique, Fascia Bowen and Reflexology
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

The Art of Reflexology

Reflexology is one of the world’s oldest complementary therapies, and has its routes in all of the ancient civilisations of the world. While it is only now that the benefits of reflexology are beginning to be scientifically assessed, initial research is indicating that it can have positive benefits for a wide range of conditions and situations.

By gently pressing or massaging key areas of the hands or feet that relate to corresponding areas of the body, I work with the body’s unique ability to bring itself back into balance naturally, encouraging positive changes to situations and conditions on a physical, emotional and mental level.

What are the benefits of reflexology?
Can anyone have reflexology?
What happens during a treatment?
How many treatments will I need?
Pregnancy & Fertility

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What are the benefits?

There is not yet a large enough body of evidence to make scientific claims about the benefits of reflexology, but there is some research beginning to take place that is showing positive results. AIl I can really be sure of are the benefits experienced by my clients. Often after a treatment people feel more relaxed and less tense, some find that they sleep better and that their mood and sense of well-being is improved. After a series of treatments these benefits can be more profound with many finding that their physical, mental and emotional health has improved enormously.

Others have found other benefits which have included (any links will take you to details of scientific trials using reflexology):

If you want to find out more about how reflexology might be able to help you or a member of your family, then please contact me for a confidential chat on 07715213392 or at [email protected]

"I see the lovely Sarah for anxiety since having my baby. Reflexology has helped so much, and I feel totally relaxed during and after a session. Sarah is a very understanding and caring lady, she is a god-send." Louise, Great Ashfield, nr. Bury St Edmunds

Can anyone have reflexology?

Reflexology is suitable for all ages, including babies and children, and there are very few situations in which reflexology is not suitable, including during pregnancy. And, you don’t need to feel unwell or under the weather to have reflexology; the treatment is a great for the mind, body and soul however you feel, providing regular maintenance to promote continued health and well-being.

What happens during a treatment session?

My treatments are always tailored to you, and I take a holistic approach by looking at physical, emotional and environmental factors that may be affecting your well-being. I, along with any properly trained reflexologist, will never claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe, and we work alongside conventional medical treatment - never against or in place of.

A typical reflexology session lasts between 45 minutes and an hour, although your first session will be longer as we will have a consultation before beginning your treatment. During the consultation we will talk about what has brought you to reflexology, which will involve a discussion about your lifestyle, diet and medical history. This consultation is important as it enables me to fully understand any health concerns, conditions, and situations that may be affecting you, and it allows both of us to gain a better understanding of how reflexology might be able to help.

This is then followed by the treatment - you will normally relax back in my reflexology chair (a couch is also available), and I will work on your bare feet. Alternatively I can work on your hands.

How many treatments will I need?

Most people benefit from more than one reflexology treatment, but different people respond in different ways, as do the different conditions and situations that you might be seeking help for, as well as how long they have been present - i.e. is it recent or has it been on-going for some time? Although I will indicate what I think the frequency and number of treatments are that you would benefit from at the end of your first treatment, we will work together to agree the best treatment plan for you.

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I've got ticklish feet: how can I have reflexology?

Of those clients who have ticklish feet, all have been surprised at how un-ticklish reflexology is - and remember that reflexology can also be performed on the hands.

My feet are disgusting - do you really want to touch them?

I’ve had many clients who have described their feet as ‘disgusting’, ‘like trolls feet’, or who say, ‘I have the feet of a hobbit’: I’ve yet to find a case where this is actually true. Feet are wonderful things, whatever their condition, but if you are at all concerned then remember that reflexology can be done on your hands.

Can you diagnose what is wrong with me?

No: reflexology is not, and never will be, an alternative to medical diagnosis.

Will reflexology be able to cure my condition?

Again, the answer is no: reflexology can only help to restore harmony and balance within the mind, body and soul which encourages self-healing - a powerful tool.

Should I use reflexology rather than seek / take medical advice?

Reflexology is never an alternative to medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your medical practitioner first, and for some medical conditions I will need confirmation from them that they are happy for you to receive reflexology. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you think that this might apply to you, or to discuss if reflexology is suitable for you.

How many treatments will I need?

Different people respond to reflexology in different ways, as do different conditions and situations that you might be seeking help for, as well as how long they have been present for - i.e is it a recent thing or has it been ongoing for some time? Although I will indicate what I think the frequency and number of treatments you would benefit from at the end of your first appointment, I always work with you to find the best treatment plan for you.

I’ve heard you can get a reaction to reflexology - is it true?

For most people, their initial reaction is a feeling of deep relaxation and well-being, followed by a great night’s sleep! It is very rare that people suffer an adverse reaction to reflexology, but I will provide you with details of after-care and possible reactions during your first session.

Is it true that reflexology can help you with fertility issues?

There is a lot of anecdotal evidence that suggests people have been helped with fertility issues, BUT no reflexologist would ever be able to make that promise to you. One thing we do know is that you are far more likely to conceive if your mind, body and soul is in harmony, and reflexology can certainly help with that element. I am more than happy to offer reflexology to those people who would like to see if reflexology can help them with fertility issues on that basis. Please click here for more information, or you can call me on 07715213392 for a confidential chat, or email me at [email protected].

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