Sleeping Beauty Therapies provides reflexology in Buckinghamshire in its very own quiet and serene therapy room based in Pitstone just outside Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
Nestled against the backdrop of the beautiful Chiltern Hills, it really is the perfect place for you to totally relax, unwind, re-harmonise and re-energise. We are easily accessible from the A41 between Aylesbury and Hemel Hempstead.
Reflexology is a completely natural but powerful non-intrusive approach in reviving the body’s own healing abilities. It goes much further than a foot massage by targeting specific areas of the body through a “reflexology map” which connects areas of the foot with parts of your body and its organs. The theory is that reliving tension in the foot will help the body restore a natural balance in the corresponding part of the body.
Benefits of reflexology
The benefits of reflexology massage can help with conditions such as stress, fertility problems, constipation and digestive disorders, treating menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, during pregnancy and to assist in inducing labour. Reflexology doesn’t claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe health conditions but instead provides a safe, holistic and non-invasive therapy to help the body restore its own healthy balance.
Inducing the process of labour through stimulation of key zones with reflexology will only occur if the body is ready to do so. Manipulation of specific pressure points on the feet correlating to the uterus, cervix, ovaries, and endocrine system can give these key areas a boost of energy to help kick start the natural process of labour. Reflexology treatments can be started from 38 weeks as long as there are no medical contraindications.
Maternity reflexology can help a new mum regain equilibrium to her body and recover more quickly as she will have been through so many physical and emotional changes in the nine months.
Benefits of reflexology for fertility
Conception is more likely to happen if both partners take time to nurture their health and overall emotional and physical well-being. Stress releases cortisol which can cause the release of a hormone which reduces the production of follicle stimulating and luteinising hormones.
Some couples may experience fertility problems which could be as a result of issues with ovulation, medical conditions, sperm quality or sperm count, clotting disorders and many more. Reflexologists believe it to be effective at balancing hormones, increasing circulation and helping the body get rid of toxins. It is a deeply relaxing treatment that promotes a sense of health and well-being.
We have had clients who believe that the benefits of Reflexology for fertility treatments helped them achieve regular menstrual cycles and then they have successfully managed to get pregnant.
The Menopause is the process in a woman’s body when the ovaries stop producing the hormones oestrogen and progesterone. The body then reacts to the loss of hormones through several varying symptoms.
Having an empathic Reflexologist who understands the physical and emotional changes behind menopausal symptoms can really make the difference. We don’t forget that although this is a time for reflection and transformation, this is also a time to experience a new found sense of freedom and inspiration.
Reflexology for the menopause will help put hormones back into balance and act like a process of emotional cleansing which can relieve stresses and restore harmony to the body and the soul. We also encourage clients look at additional ways to support this process through supplements, diet, exercise and aromatherapy oils.
What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a deeply relaxing therapy but is not to be confused with an ordinary foot rub or the standard foot massage. Reflexology is a science and its technicians are trained to apply this pressure therapy using specific techniques and skills.
It is a safe, holistic, non-invasive therapy which works on the mind, body, emotions and spirit, gently encouraging the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance.
How does reflexology work?
Soreness in the reflex zones of the feet is understood to reflect imbalance in the corresponding organ, gland or structure of the body according to the reflexology chart.
By massaging and stimulating these specific zones which correspond to different parts of the body, we are able to release blockages to boost circulation along these nerve energy pathways thus releasing trapped nervous energy, helping your body to heal itself.
How can reflexology help me?
Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. Reflexology can be one of the ways to help relieve the stresses of today’s busy and hectic modern life as the treatment can induce profound relaxation for both the body, mind and soul.
What can I expect from a reflexology treatment?
The aim at every session is to make you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible and of course, for you to thoroughly enjoy the experience. Reflexology is not at all intrusive and you only need to remove your shoes and socks or tights.
Prior to the very first treatment, there will be a full consultation. This will give us the opportunity to discuss your complete current medical history together with your general health and lifestyle and whether there is anything specific Reflexology can help you with. This can take about 20 -30 minutes but is free of charge. A typical treatment will then last 45-50 minutes with a lovely warming massage at the end.
How will I feel after reflexology?
Many people experience a tingling in the body or have feelings of warmth with a sense of “opening,” as energy moves from the pressure to the specific body region, gland or organ.
Occasionally, a client may have a healing reaction to a treatment and experience symptoms such as mild headaches, tiredness, or rising emotions. This can indicate that the body’s own healing capabilities are at work and is seen by reflexologists as a positive sign, and should pass within 24-48 hours.
How many reflexology sessions will I need?
The effects of reflexology are unique to each individual. Some clients choose to have a course of Reflexology treatments, especially if they are currently living with a particular chronic condition, whilst others simply have treatments, purely to relax the mind and body to counteract stress as and when it arises.
Does reflexology tickle?
Not when performed by a highly skilled therapists. Reflexology is a science and its technicians are trained to apply pressure therapy using specific techniques and skills.
Can reflexology induce Labour?
Reflexology can assist in ensuring a natural delivery, by helping prepare the body for labour and facilitate the birth process. Reflexology stimulates the body into commencing the process of labour only if it is ready to do so, thus potentially avoiding the need for artificial methods of labour induction.
Research by London Obstetrician, Dr Gowri Motha, has shown that first time mums who regularly had Reflexology treatments during their pregnancy, went on to have reduced labour times and required much less pain relief than those who did not have Reflexology at all.
How long have you practised for?
I qualified as a reflexologist in 2005 and have been practising since.
What organisation did you train with?
I am a member of both the The Association of Holistic and Complementary Practitioners (AHCP) and the Association of Reflexologists (AoR)
Do you have insurance?
Yes, I have full public liability insurance
What do you charge?
Please see my price menu for full details of the charges
How long will the treatment last?
A typical treatment will last for 45 minutes. I do offer longer sessions as well as a “taster” package if you aren’t sure about reflexology and it’s benefits.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
I ask for 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel your appointment in order to avoid a cancellation fee, please see my price menu for further details.
Do you do discounts?
Yes, I have loyalty and referral schemes