What is Reflexology and how does it work?

How does Reflexology work?

Reflexology foot massage is a holistic practice that helps to keep the body in a state of complete harmony by activating body’s natural healing abilities and releasing stress. It aims to restore a state of equilibrium back into your body, mind and soul. The practice of reflexology divides the body into 10 reflex zones, which covers the entire body and the different organs on both the left and right side. Each organ in the body is represented by reflex points/ pressure points on the bottom of feet.

Chronic stress can lead to a compromised immune system that ultimately manifests as an illness. Reflexology foot massages are mainly used to release this tension and stress in the body, the built up of which can result in stagnant energy, increase in toxins, leading to disease. By releasing this tension and stress, it relieves the body of energy blockages and allows it to achieve a state of balance and equilibrium, putting it back into the ideal state of wellbeing, ready to handle anything from major to minor health concerns.

Not only does Reflexology foot massage helps to reduce stress and tension in the body but it also helps in inducing a deep state of relaxation, activating the body’s own healing mechanism, increasing blood circulation, releasing toxins, reducing and diminishing pain and finally achieving a sense of complete well-being.

What Happens in a typical Reflexology session?

Most reflexology treatment sessions last about 45-60 minutes plus 15 mins for your Initial consultation where the Reflexologist would make an enquiry of your lifestyle, diet and health practices and any medication, surgery or past illnesses record plus your reasons for trying Reflexology. After establishing a picture of your current state of health, the reflexologists will then mostly focus on your feet, though in some special cases, they do choose to spend some time on other reflexology points on your body or hands. While you may be asked to relax on a reclined chair or lie on a massage couch, the practitioner would work on one feet at a time or both feet depending on their routine.  To make the atmosphere more relaxing and tranquil, your reflexologist might play some gentle music or burn essential oils or candles. Depending on how you feel, you can either choose to close your eyes and enjoy the relaxation that follows your reflexology foot massage or chat during your session, it’s entirely up-to you.

Reflexology foot massages are generally very gentle and relaxing but since it is a deep massage, your reflexologist might use a firm pressure. If you have a low threshold of pain or if you’re experiencing any feet injuries, you must tell your reflexologist about it so that the practitioner can reduce the pressure. It is generally recommended that you have a minimum of 4-6 weekly treatments initially to deal with any chronic issues and later to have monthly maintenance sessions. It is safe to have shorter reflexology sessions more frequently than once a week if required.

After your treatment, you will be advised to drink plenty of fresh water (ideally at least 8 glasses in 24 hours), to help flush out toxins from your body along with avoiding alcohol, tea or coffee, eating only light meals and going to bed early so that your body continues to remain in a relaxed state and expends its energy in healing itself instead of digesting food etc.

So next time, you feel stressed, anxious, low on energy or simply out of sync. Just give us a call to get back in tune with the melody of life.

See you soon!

My journey to finding myself and my healing tree…

 

Not sure how to start 🙂

Well! most of us don’t know how to start something new, creative, adventurous specially when it’s really exciting but scary at the same time…. 

The only thing that helps through out the process of uncovering your truth, and following it through is the vision of what you would like to achieve  and what you would want to be.

I started on the healing path with my father’s journey into illness, it sounds strange  but it actually makes sense now. Those were difficult times for the whole family but that one step that i took to help him feel better and the blessings that came along every time we had our  little one to one sessions made me realise how blessed I am to be doing this.

I was working as an IT Consultant at the time, travelling the world, making money and meeting new people, which was really fun and exciting too but it was missing something. I wasn’t as happy, charged up and inspired at the end of the day as I was each time I had a session with my dad.  I had a connection and it felt really good and rewarding. So, I had to explore it further and find out more. I quit my job , got married and came to U.K. with my lovely husband.  

I learnt Acupressure in India but in the West, they called something similar Reflexology, So, I continued to learn more and did my one year training in  Reflexology with 100 case studies, phew! nearly took the life out of me in 2012. I wanted to find out if it’s different when i do the treatments with my family compared to when I do the same treatments with strangers and to my delight, i found out that I still felt the connection and the overwhelming sense of bliss.

By now, I knew what I wanted to do and what my calling was but I was scared, how is it going to be? I was scared I would loose my love and passion for Reflexology If I established it as a business. I was scared that I wouldn’t be able to generate enough money to sustain a living as i don’t want to charge people for something so special and sacred ? I was scared that perhaps I am not good enough to do it professionally. So, I continued to do other jobs and kept Reflexology as a part time hobby to help friends and family whenever I could manage the time to do treatments on them.

I didn’t have the courage to do it, I would always find excuses not to start it or my fears would have the better of me. I wasn’t happy, I was sad and depressed not knowing why? I knew I wanted to do something special, something big but my fears were bigger than my dreams. I am sure many of you have already faced this or are going through it right now while life is slowly slipping away.

It’s not easy to start a new venture or a business specially when you have some of the limiting beliefs that I had like ‘only crooks succeed in business, I am not the business type, i know nothing about business’ etc. but then there is a saying, ”beyond fears, lies your dreams”. I continued to dream, imagine inspite of my fears. I spoke to my family and my friends and shared my vision. My hubby was very supportive and always told me to follow my dreams and my heart but i still lacked the courage to JUST DO IT!  till the time some angel came along in the shape of a friend and kicked my butt ! (lol!) and suddenly the engine of my dreams kicked off and i started doing things in the direction of my dreams and it was no more just a dream, it was slowly shaping into a reality. From Surreal to real, from Imagination to a living thing, I have been lucky enough to see it blossom.

We started Healing Tree on 15th of January 2017 on the auspicious day of my Father’s birthday with a small ceremony and now we are launching this Website ”www.healing-tree.org” to reach out to more people.

This is how we started and I thank all my family, friends, mentors, spiritual guides and everyone who has been a part of this special journey with us. Without any of you missing in my life, I wouldn’t have been able to get, where I am today.

This is my first post and I felt it was important for me to write about my journey to share my story and also to inspire anyone who is still sitting on the edge and dreaming, waiting to JUMP!  i hope you enjoyed the post.

I would continue to write more posts, mostly about Reflexology, Crystal healing , PLR, Acupressure etc. in order to add some more insights in to this amazing world of ”Reflexology and Healing”.