Have a question about your visit? The most common questions are answered below:
In modern times, the early 1900’s, an American doctor William Fitzgerald developed the theory of there being 10 zones of energy pathways within the body which influence the internal organs. He described this as Zone Therapy.
This concept was developed further by a fellow American, a therapist, Eunice Ingham, who is regarded as the pioneer of Reflexology in its modern form. The International Institute of Reflexology was then formed.
Reflexology has grown since. Today there is a Reflexology network in Europe representing over 20,000 reflexologists in 20 countries across Europe.
Reflexology is beneficial for restoring balance and harmony in the body and releasing tension. It can help facilitate a deep state of relaxation, produce a serene mind and calm emotions.
Often imbalances within the body appear on the feet before it’s obvious to the individual, so prevention may be implemented. Referral to the appropriate qualified professional can made where necessary.
In addition, specific studies have shown that reflexology can reduce pain and anxiety, decrease premenstrual symptoms, and reduce fatigue and insomnia. It can also be used in relieving the following:
- Chemotherapy-induced nausea
- Post-operative pain
- Help deal with fibromyalgia symptoms
- Back Pain
- Heel spur
- Migraine headaches
- Heart attack
- Immune system
- Sleep disorders
- Hormonal imbalances
- Sports or accident trauma injuries
- Stress-related conditions
- Eye strain
Heart Attack: Pressing a specific reflex point relieves tension in that part of the body. Scar tissue cause by surgery, heart attacks or injuries may be worked indirectly thereby reducing the possibility of further damage or agitation to the area.
Infertility: Studies in Denmark show reflexology assisted 15% of the women who had been diagnosed as infertile for at least 2 years and had no previous children became pregnant after 6 months, and all of the other women in the study who had menstrual or ovulation abnormalities, completely recovered from their symptoms. (FDZ Research Committee, Denmark, 1994).
Pregnancy: Designed specifically to support both mum and baby after the first trimester but especially from week 26 of the pregnancy. Reflexology gently assists your heart and kidneys function providing you with much-needed relief. A pregnant women’s heart increases the blood volume output to supply the baby with oxygen, continually increasing throughout the pregnancy and will result in an increased heart output of 30-50 percent by the time of delivery. Studies have shown women that have regular reflexology treatments in their last trimester have shorter, less painful deliveries. Source: http://www.reflexology-research.com/Abstracts#pgfId-424932
Reflexology treatments can still be carried out even if you are having medical treatment but please let us know if you have any concerns.
Once you have experienced a reflexology treatment with Lidia Lipic, who holds an Advanced Practitioner Certificate, you will be surprised and positively delighted with your reflexology treatment!! These advanced techniques cover the reflexes in the body in much greater detail and sometimes relate to the smallest of reflexes imaginable.
In another case, a 37-year old woman was described as sterile, with very few menstrual periods and unable to get pregnant in ten years of marriage, was given foot reflexology. In the first week, there was significant improvement in her overall health. She continued with self-reflexology and became pregnant 5 months later.
If you want to be certain you are seeing a real reflexologist check they are registered as a professional member with the Reflexology Association of Australia (RAoA) – http://www.reflexology.org.au. If they are registered you can be sure they have undergone specialized training in reflexology.
Assessment of the 170 studies showed nine areas of effectiveness for reflexology application: relaxation, pain reduction, ameliorating of health concerns, improvement in blood flow, aid to post-operative recovery, impacts physiological measures such as blood pressure, enhances medical care, eases pregnancy, delivery, and post-partum effects, benefits mental health, eases pregnancy, delivery, and post-partum effects and complements cancer care.
Advanced reflexology techniques locate problem areas and reduce congestion to the specific reflexes and zones correlating to the anatomy and physiology of the body with precision. Reflexology can reduce the detrimental effects stress can have on your body and can alleviate insomnia for a restful night sleep essential for your body to do its repairs. It has also been known to restore blood flow and energy with ongoing therapy.
Often imbalances within the body appear on the feet before it’s obvious to the individual, so prevention may be implemented.
The feedback we receive from people who’ve experienced Bowen for the first time is that they didn’t notice anything at all during the treatment however improvements were felt either immediately following treatment or over the next 3-5 days.
Bowen bodywork will continue to be integrated by the body over the next 7 days.
- Observe the 30-minute rule; for the 24 hours following treatment we suggest you avoid sitting for periods longer than 30-minutes, lying down is perfectly fine. If you must sit for more than 30 minutes, make sure you get up and walk around for 5 minutes. This rule should not be underestimated. Please observe. Lying down flat or sleeping is fine, lying down is fine and does not apply to the 30-minute rule.
- Walk; the perfect gentle exercise. Walk for at least 15 minutes a day for the next 5 days (avoid vigorous or impact exercise for 7 days).
- Water; increase the amount of water you normally drink by at least 2 standard sized glasses a day.
- Wait; before trying any other modality (of treatment) to alleviate your presenting condition, please wait until 5 days have passed, it can sometimes take 5 days for Bowen to be integrated by the body. However, since we are all so unique, please speak to your Bowen therapist to discuss your situation. Remember we want to help you to fully recover and quickly.
In this regard, some clients elect to have maintenance treatments every 3 or 6 months whilst others enjoy the feeling of wellbeing from treatments and choose to receive Bowen therapy every 8 weeks. We can make recommendations but ultimately it is up to you to let us know when you need a maintenance treatment.
Auricular Therapy FAQ
Nowadays effective treatment starts with a foot reflexology massage followed by gentle manipulation of specific points on the ear.