Offering Reflexology, Facial Reflexology and Functional Reflex Therapy for Children and Parents.
Some of the many benefits of Reflexology are release of tension, mood improvement, perception of health, sleep and relaxation.
Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary therapy which is based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg and hands correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexologists believe that working these points or areas aids relaxation and helps improve well-being.
With ever increasing levels of stress in everyday life, it is important for us to recognise the detrimental effect that this can have and to take action to address our own healthcare needs, as such, reflexology could be one of the ways you might employ to ease the stresses of modern life.
Improved well-being is much more than simply the absence of illness, it also includes an improved frame of mind, better relationships with those around you and increased happiness.
Reflexology can fit into a busy lifestyle and can easily be part of an individual's coping strategy, resulting in multi-system relaxation and increased well-being. Stress is also thought to be responsible for many other illnesses and problems, therefore relieving stress may prevent other problems in the future.
Reflexology acknowledges that every person is a unique individual, it is not possible to know in advance how you will react to a treatment. However, after a treatment, people often do feel very relaxed, sleep better and notice a feeling of improved mood and general well-being. You may find that other things improve too, this happens on an individual basis. Reflexology helps us to cope on a physical, mental and emotional level, thereby encouraging us to heal and maintain health in all areas of our lives.
There have been some positive research projects carried out with reflexology. The only real way to know if reflexology will help you is to try it!
Functional Reflex Therapy is a combination of relaxation techniques drawn from reflexology. A structured therapy session with a specific aim and purpose it is delivered as a timetabled therapy in mainstream and special needs schools, or privately with a FRT therapist. It is used as a relaxation therapy by qualified Reflexologists who bring their own experience and specialism to the therapy time and may address issues that have been highlighted by parents and school. Supported with the use of the FRT tool kit to help with communication, preparation and responsibility, it also adds a little fun and most importantly meets the child's individual needs. Functional Reflex Therapy is suitable for all children, not only those with special needs, such as Autism or ADHD, it supports all children who would benefit from regular relaxation. I am passionate about offering FRT in mainstream and special needs schools for children, but also offer FRT workshops for parents, so they too can learn and use the techniques on their own children. Not only is this great for the child, FRT workshops are a fantastic way of being able to reduce parents anxiety and stress levels too, (as a parent myself I understand how stressful it can be when you can't find a way to help your child) FRT thereby helps the whole family.
Facial Reflexology - The Bergman Zone Method.
Facial Reflexology has all the benefits of foot reflexology and by focusing on pressure points on the face is a great way to relieve the effects of stress on the body. Improving circulation to the face and head, it also helps improve Lymphatic drainage aiding the removal of toxins. It can help relieve muscle tension, mental strain, sinusitis and congestion and can improve concentration. Facial Reflexology has a wonderful rejuvenating effect on the skin and leaves the face glowing and radiant, leaving you with a feeling of calmness and deep relaxation.
MAR – the sign of a professional and wise choice.
I qualified in July 2003 as a Reflexologist and since then have trained in Functional Reflex Therapy, Maternity and Facial Reflexology.
I have personally benefited from Reflexology over the years and enjoy being able to pass these benefits onto my family, friends and clients. I am a full member of the Association of Reflexologists and Functional Reflex Therapy.
Anyone can claim to have trained in Reflexology and there are many short courses, where you can 'learn' to be a Reflexologist in just a few weeks. Unfortunately, Reflexology is currently unregulated by the government, so when looking for a reflexologist it is important that the therapist has completed a high level of training and has a detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology in order to understand the systems of the body and how the treatment may impact health conditions. Therefore membership with the Association of Reflexologists requires a high level of training. By choosing a Reflexologist with the letters MAR, FMAR or HMAR after their name, you choose a therapist with Full Membership status of the Association of Reflexologists. This means that they continually demonstrate that they have met the strictest standards for professional excellence in reflexology practice, as well as being committed to continually developing their skills and knowledge. All members of the Association agree to abide by the Associations code of practice and have confirmed that they are insured to practice.
How to reach me:
Bayside Reflexology, Belle Vue Road, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 6BX
Bayside Reflexology is located just up from the main High Street in Herne Bay, off the main Beltinge Road, in a quiet residential street overlooking the sea. There is a calm and relaxing treatment room in the garden with a separate side entrance for easy access. There is parking available outside on the street.
Please note: If you do need to cancel your appointment please notify us at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. Failure to do so or failure to attend will incur the full charge.