Reflex Touch Therapy is a gentle deeply relaxing form of conventional reflexology.
Clients describe it as a synergy between reflexology and Reiki; but feeling quite different to either.
Certainly to receive benefits all you have to do is allow yourself to relax down in our chair, wrapped in soft throws, then drift off while your therapist apples oil to your feet in a very detailed, but gentle flowing touch.
However what your reflex touch therapist is doing is actually far more than just a gentle foot massage!
Reflex touch has been around for many years under the name of Morrell (Pat Morrell) and has been involved in the first hospital trials (reducing pain and speeding recovery time) and television documentary on HTV with Dr Len Noakes see HERE for more information.
Our bodies are constantly rebalancing, moment by moment. This is a process known as homeostasis or self-healing. When we are balanced we feel healthy or at ease, and when out of balance we feel bad – this can be called dis-ease.
Health can only happen when we are in balance; body, mind and soul.
Our feet map out the reflex points from the whole body. In trained hands these points can reveal your current health levels. A Reflex Touch therapist can identify exactly where in your body these points are and assess and rebalance them.
Many clients report a growing intuition and awareness of their own bodies and health with regular treatments and often can ‘feel’ exactly which part of the body is being worked on – fascinating!
We believe Reflex Touch therapy works to support your body in maintaining a perfect balance of homeostasis.
The whole treatment from start to finish is designed to RELAX the nervous system. So we have a flowing gentle technique combined with a very specific ‘soft’ touch; similar to the flow of energy in Tai Chi or Reiki – both of which mean ‘universal energy’.
Relaxation is very important for everyone as only when we are in this specific relaxed state can the body ‘switch on’ many of its re-balancing functions. Our modern fast-paced life creates tension so anything that encourages relaxation is very important to our health.
The soothing non-invasive touch used in reflex touch therapy not only feels good but encourages feelings of trust and security often leading to a light meditative state or even sleep.
Clients report improved energy, better sleep and positive feelings simply through regular treatments partly due to the release of oxytocin a ‘feel-good’ hormone released with gentle touch.
Your therapist can also pick up quite subtle imbalances in individual organs which govern our digestion and hormones in quite amazing detail. This information cannot be taken as medical diagnosis but health can be improved by supporting the body naturally through simple changes. Always see your GP for medical diagnosis.
This essential feedback – showing your individual current health levels – is one way that Reflex touch therapy can be used to improve your health. As you make healthy changes to lifestyle your therapist can assess – often before you can feel and see yourself – how your body is responding. This ranges from aches and pains, perhaps in your shoulders to areas such as the lymphatic system, thyroid and ovaries or prostate.
Reflex touch therapy is designed to support and adapt to your individual needs through this unique feedback. Regular appointments with your trained therapist can really help you to fine tune your daily lifestyle choices. What we do most days creates our future health – and now you can receive personal feedback.
Stress has been described as the modern epidemic. Its impact on health, both physical and mental should not be under-estimated. We believe that Reflex Touch Therapy has many benefits to offer anyone suffering with stress.